Magazine article Screen International

Iranian Actress Taraneh Alidoosti to Boycott Oscars over Trump Visa Ban

Magazine article Screen International

Iranian Actress Taraneh Alidoosti to Boycott Oscars over Trump Visa Ban

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"Trump's visa ban for Iranians is racist."

Actress Taraneh Alidoosti, who stars in the best foreign language-nominated The Salesman, will boycott the Oscars in protest at Donald Trump's "racist" visa restrictions.

Iranian star Alidoosti wrote on Twitter: "Trump's visa ban for Iranians is racist. Whether this will include a cultural event or not, I won't attend the #AcademyAwards 2017 in protest."

Alidoosti's tweet already has more than 3000 'likes'.

Trump is considering a plan which will see citizens from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen temporarily banned from being issued new U.S. visas, according to reports.

The Salesman is directed by Asghar Farhadi and co-stars Shahab Hosseini and Babak Karimi, and is up against Land of Mine, A Man Called Ove, Tanna and Toni Erdmann in the best foreign language category. …

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