Iranian actress to boycott Oscars over Trump's 'racist' Muslim ban

Sat, 28.01.2017 03:49

The star of an Iranian film nominated for an Oscar has said she will boycott next month’s Academy Awards ceremony in Hollywood in protest at US President Trump’s proposed ban on immigrants from several Muslim nations. Taraneh Alidoosti, 33 and born in Tehran, described the move as racist. In “The Salesman”, Alidoosti plays one half of an Iranian couple whose life becomes strained as they take part in the American stage classic “Death of a Salesman”.

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