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Admiral General Aladeen responds to Oscars snub

The Dictator

Story by Jack Foley

ADMIRAL General Aladeen , otherwise known as ‘The Dictator’ (or Sacha Baron Cohen), has released a statement on the recent situation regarding his attendance at this weekend’s Academy Awards Ceremony.

The Borat and Bruno star had announced plans to attend the red carpet of this Sunday’s Oscars in character for his next film project The Dictator.

But members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences were less than enthusiastic about such an appearance and issued a statement deterring Cohen from doing so, which the comedian took as a ban.

A statement subsequently appeared on the film’s official website stating that he intended to respond further in character later today (February 24, 2012).

That statement read: “Admiral General Aladeen will deliver a formal response tomorrow morning to being banned from the Oscars by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Zionists.”

For their part, the Academy has since denied ever banning Cohen, insisting: “The Academy would love to have Sacha at the show. We’ve let him know how we feel about using the red carpet for a movie stunt and we’re waiting to hear from him.”

But Cohen has now filmed a further response, which you can watch now below…

Watch the statement:

The Dictator is described as another faux-documentary in the style of his previous projects, which sees him play the autocratic leader of fictional middle eastern nation the Republic Of Wadiya.

For further updates on the situation, visit the film’s Facebook page

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