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Iranian Star of Academy Award-nominated Film Boycotting the Oscars Over Trump Visa Ban

Iranian actress Taraneh Alidoosti took to Twitter yesterday to speak out against U.S. President Trump's order to temporarily ban and suspend visas for many immigrants and refugees. Another order will be blocking individuals with visas from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen. Alidoosti stars alongside Shahab Hosseini in "The Salesman", nominated for Best Foreign Language film this year at the Academy Awards.

Shahab Hosseini and Taraneh Alidoosti in Oscar-nominated film, "The Salesman"

  Just last year with the movement #OscarsSoWhite, boycotting the Oscars has been a way for people to speak out against injustice. "Trumps visa ban for Iranians is racist", Alidoosti tweets. "I won't attend the #AcademyAwards 2017 in protest".   The 89th Annual Academy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, is airing on February 26th, 2017. By ROWAN DALKIN Banner photo courtesy of Getty Images Europe.

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