If you’re like me, you probably did not watch the Oscar’s on Sunday evening. What used to be an enjoyable celebration of art, culture and entertainment has turned into just another opportunity for smug elites to lecture everyday people about political issues they don’t really understand.
The winner of this year’s best foreign language picture went to a film called The Salesman, a Farsi-language film by Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi.
Now, I knew nothing about this film, and I know very little about how the winners are selected, but I could have told you weeks ago that this film was going to win.
That’s because Farhadi is from Iran, and under Trump’s executive order on immigration, he as well as other actors in the film, were temporarily banned from entering the country.
Farhadi didn’t come to Los Angeles to accept his award, and instead chose two successful Americans from Iran to represent him at the ceremony and to read his victory statement.
Not surprisingly, this statement was an overt political attack against Trump and his travel ban.
The Hollywood elites, of course, cheered on Farhai’s message, without consider the messenger.
How does someone from Iran get to take the moral high ground in talking about human rights, democracy, inhumane laws, aggression, war?
WATCH as I explain why Iran is a modern-day dystopia.
Before any Iranian national wants to lecture us about humans rights and dignity, they should at least mention the horror that is daily life in Iran.