Sacha Baron Cohen Admiral General Aladeen is not pleased about his ban from this Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony. The dictator took to his website Friday morning to issue a warning to members of the Academy that there will be dire consequences if he doesn’t get his tickets back.
“On behalf of the nation of Wadiya, I am outraged at being banned from the Oscars by the Academy of Motion Pictures of Arts and Zionists,” Aladeen said. “While I applaud the Academy for taking away my right to free speech, I warn you that if you do not lift your sanctions and give me my tickets back by 12 p.m. on Sunday, you will face unimaginable consequences.”
He is especially upset that he already paid Hillary Swank $2 million to be his Oscars date, and “she will not refund a penny.”
He signed off by saying: “Death to the West! Death to America! And good luck Billy Crystals. You are fantastic!”
The Admiral General also called into the Today Show Friday morning to discuss the ban. “I have been very busy today,” he said. “I actually delayed 30 executions to do this [interview].”
Cohen planned to attend the ceremony dressed as his alter-ego from his upcoming film, “The Dictator.” But when the members of the Academy got wind of his plan, they banned him from attending the ceremony. Cohen was set to attend as a cast member of the film “Hugo,” which is nominated for 11 awards including best picture.
Cohen, as Aladeen, told Today Show hosts Ann Curry and Carl Quintanilla that he had not seen “Hugo” because he only watches movies that he writes and acts in himself.