Iranian film star boycotts Oscars over Trump devise for visa ban

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One of Iran’s heading actors says she’s staying divided from a Oscars in criticism over President Trump’s skeleton for a visa ban.

Taraneh Alidoosti announced her preference to criticism a Academy Awards on Thursday. The film she stars in — “The Salesman” — has been nominated in a best unfamiliar film category.

“Trump’s visa anathema for Iranians is racist. Whether this will embody a informative eventuality or not, we won’t attend a #AcademyAwards 2017 in protest,” she tweeted.

According to a breeze executive sequence performed by CNN, Trump is formulation to bar all persons from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia or Yemen from entering a U.S. for 30 days.

The pierce is unchanging with a “Muslim ban” that Trump betrothed during a 2016 presidential campaign. While a magnitude doesn’t anxiety Islam specifically, advocacy groups pronounced a sequence was seemingly targeting Muslims.

Sources informed with a sequence pronounced Trump could pointer it as early as Friday, though counsel a denunciation is not nonetheless final.

Alidoosti is a lead singer of a “The Salesman,” that was also nominated for a Golden Globe progressing this year and screened during a Cannes Film Festival.

The film is destined by Asghar Farhadi. He became a initial Iranian filmmaker to win an Oscar when “A Separation” took a best unfamiliar denunciation film pretension in 2012.

Related: Iranians no strangers to a US ban, though Trump epoch is different

Alidoosti is not new to controversy.

Last year, she was pounded for carrying a tattoo of a women’s rights pitch on her arm. Some hardliners in Iran’s regressive multitude indicted her of being anti-family and pro-abortion.

She was daring on Twitter: “Keep ease and YES I’m a feminist,” she posted.

The Academy Awards have been boycotted before. Filmmaker Spike Lee and singer Jada Pinkett Smith did not attend final year’s ceremony over a miss of farrago among nominees.

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