Iranian actress and star of “The Salesman”, Taraneh Alidoosti announced on Thursday she is going to boycott the Academy Awards happening next month. This is in response to President Donald Trump’s racist ban on visas from Iran.
The actress of the Oscar-nominated film stated through various social media outlets that Trump’s ban is racist, as well as unacceptable.
Alidoosti, known as the “Natalie Portman of Iran”, is often known to be Iran’s top actress. The film “The Salesman” in which Alidoosti starred in won two awards at the Cannes Film Festival last may, as well has been nomiated for an Oscar under the Best Foreign Language Film category.
The actress states that whether or not the Academy Awards is a cultural event, Alidoosti insists of not attending in protest. Her announcement comes a day after Trump Administration decided to halt visa applications from seven countries in the Middle East and Africa for an entire month.