Iranian actress Taraneh Alidoosti, star of the Oscar-nominated film The Salesman, will not be attending the Academy Awards in protest of Donald Trump‘s “racist” immigration policies.


Trump recently called for a visa ban of many Middle Eastern and predominantly Muslim countries, including Iran. The actress called the decision “racist” in a Twitter post on Tuesday. “Trump’s visa ban for Iranians is racist,” she wrote. “Whether this will include a cultural event or not,I won’t attend the #AcademyAwards 2017 in protest.”

Trump’s plan calls for the United States to stop accepting Syrian refugees and postpone a broader refugee plan for at least 120 days. Additionally, there will be a visa ban for people coming from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for at least 30 days.

The Salesman is nominated for Best Foreign Language Film coming from Iran by director Asghar Farhadi. Watch the trailer below.

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