Acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi won his second Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film this past Sunday. To accept the award for his film, The Salesmen, Farhadi had an Iranian-American astronaut, Anousheh Ansari, give his speech while he boycotted the awards show. In the speech, Ansari reads, “My absence is out of respect for the people of my country and those of other six nations whom have been disrespected by the inhumane law that bans entry of immigrants to the US.” You can see the full video below:
Of course, conservative host and political commentator for TheBlaze, Tomi Lahren, didn’t miss an opportunity to show her ignorance and outright racism by saying, “Feel free to stay in Iran. I hear it’s nice there. Good terror training grounds.”
She continues with more ignorance below:
Some members of Twitter were sure to drag Lahren’s outrageous statements and apologize for her behavior.
If you have thoughts for one of the many racists things Lahren has said, be sure to let her know how you feel on Twitter.
Meanwhile, congrats to Asghar Farhadi for his win!