Asghar Farhadi Boycotts The Oscars ‘Out Of Respect’ For People Affected By President Trump’s Immigration Ban

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Viewers were stunned when Iranian actor Asghar Farhadi lectured President Trump on democracy and human rights at the Academy Awards Sunday night.

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Though Farhadi won the award for “Best Foreign Language Film,” he boycotted the awards show and had someone read a statement in his place instead.

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People watching at home were stunned.

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