Director Asghar Farhadi didn’t show up at the Oscars yesterday to accept his award for best foreign language film, and instead, sent a letter that lectured America on the wrongs of President Trump’s travel ban.
One major problem? He sent the letter from Iran—a country that bans Jews and persecutes gays.
Check it out (via IJR):
The Washington Post accurately reported in June:
In accordance with sharia law, homosexual intercourse between men can be punished by death, and men can be flogged for lesser acts such as kissing. Women may be flogged.
“My absence is out of respect for the people of my country and those of other six nations whom have been disrespected by the inhumane law that bans entry of immigrants to the U.S.,” the letter stated.
Farhadi’s letter did not mention his own country’s inhumane human rights violations.
The letter continued:
“Dividing the world into the ‘us’ and ‘our enemies’ categories creates fear, a deceitful justification for aggression and war. These wars prevent democracy and human rights in countries which have themselves been victims of aggression.
Filmmakers can turn their cameras to capture shared human qualities and break stereotypes of various nationalities and religions. They create empathy between us and others. An empathy that we need today more than ever.”
The hypocrisy of the Hollywood left is entirely lost on them. Following the reading of Farhadi’s letter, the Academy Awards roared with applause.