Perhaps you know this man?
Asghar Farhadi (Persian: اصغر فرهادی, Persian pronunciation: [æsɢæɾ fæɾhɑdiː]; born 7 May 1972) is an Iranian film director and screenwriter. Among other awards, he has received a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film for his movie A Separation. He was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the world by Time magazine in 2012.
Because the president is so intelligent, refined and altogether awesome, Farhadi will be sitting in front of his TV next month rather than perhaps walking across the Dolby Theater stage to accept his next Academy Award:
According to a tweet from Trita Parsi, the president of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), director Asghar Farhadi is no longer allowed to enter the United States to see his film, “The Salesman” honored.
“Confirmed: Iran’s Asghar Farhadi won’t be let into the US to attend Oscar’s. He’s nominated for best foreign language film… #MuslimBan,” Parsi wrote on Twitter.
Farhardi previously won the Best Foreign Film award for 2012’s critically acclaimed “A Separation.”
This is understandable. Though Iran has never dispatched one of their bad guys to attack us here (I checked) it’s probably only a matter of time before they do. Khodahafez, bro. Yes of course the same can be said of Malta and Denmark – feel free to punch anyone you come across from those sinister hellholes too. Be especially wary of anyone who’s an artist, dancer, pacifist, etc.