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Sacha Baron Cohen

RIPS The Academy,

You're Just Like an Evil Dictator!

2/24/2012 7:42 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Sacha Baron Cohen is comparing the Oscars to a power hungry tyrant ... pointing out how the Academy has stripped him of his right to free speech ... just like his dictator alter-ego would do. Oh, the hypocrisy!

SBC released a new video statement -- while in character as General Aladeen from his new movie "The Dictator" ... in which he says, "I am OUTRAGED at being banned from The Oscars by the  Academy Of Motion Pictures Arts and Zionists.”

He adds, "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 PM on Sunday, you will face unimaginable consequences!"

Cohen also takes a shot at Hilary Swank ... presumably because she attended a birthday party for an alleged war criminal.

In case you haven't heard -- the Academy reportedly BANNED Cohen from attending the awards because it got word that he would arrive dressed as General Aladeen ... and officials felt the stunt would take away from the prestige of the event.

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61.

RN    

Hilarious. When was someone going to finally make fun of whacko anti-Semitic fascist dictators, but the Left was too scared of upsetting someone?

Who is offended by this? Gaddafi's relatives? Assad's cabinet?

Will it Afghani investors? The Muslim Brotherhood? Hamas? Hezbollah?

SBC rocks it. Crash that party, baby. Gonna buy the t-shirt.

973 days ago
62.

Fat Mike    

haha, love the comments bagging him. I'm sure he's really really upset at the hate as he sits there counting the half a billion dollars he's made from being "not funny".
Brilliant!

973 days ago
63.

Sally    

He is not even funny anymore - once maybe, but now no. He must be an embarrasement to his wife. Creep! He should stay home and not ruin the Oscars for deserving celebrities.

973 days ago
64.

14thCentury    

Sasha Baron Cohen started his career in Israel in the Zionist Youth Movement, that is not a lie. It is no wonder his career is based upon racial stereotypes & fueling anti-Islamic sentiment against Muslims. The fact that Hollywood not only allows this, but promotes it... in a time where the President makes talking bad about 'jews' a crime is revolting. This is not humor nor are his movies funny, they are completely stoking the flames of anti-Muslim/middle-eastern rhetoric. Ask yourselves this, how do Jews who are pale-skinned, some with blonde or light brown hair come from Africa? Answer, they don't. The bible speaks of these people in revelations. This man is a Zionist & hails from the Khazarian people. I know I will be called a nut for saying the truth, but it is what it is.

973 days ago
65.

barbara    

He is so NOT FUNNY. Another Adam Sandler.

973 days ago
66.

Mick    

Agree with RN. Utterly hilarious. Keep it up, SBC. Love him.

973 days ago
67.

campy    

This guy stopped being funny after Ali G.

973 days ago
68.

Jillian    

This lunitic belongs in in a cage as well as that other creep Russell Brand.

973 days ago
69.

Brandt    

The Academy should pull the stick out of their ass and lighten up. They are in desperate need of some added entertainment if they want anyone under the age of 60 to tune in. This is the shallowest and safest group of nominations they’ve ever presented. If the nominees seem as stuffy to you as they do to me, check out my own Top 10 Movie Picks of 2011 at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2012/01/top-10-movie-picks-of-2011.html where you won’t see a single of the Academy’s nominees for Best Picture but you will get some movie artwork I drew up as well as the reviews!

973 days ago
70.

tomm    

"Free Speech" only applies to public places. The Ocsars are a private affair. Go learn about it. You don't yell 'fire' in a crowded theater!

973 days ago
71.

ray    

i honestly do not understand this guys attraction and popularity. what little of his films i've been able to stomach, he is just stupid. no talent, no humor, no entertainment. simply sophomoric physical scthick.

973 days ago
72.

55vineyard    

He is a moron, I love the Academy Awards and the stars and their outfits. This guy is a nothing and not even funny, only saw Borat and thought it was terrible. No idea why he thinks he is funny.

973 days ago
73.

Greg    

I understand a lot of Americans don't get the "British" sense of humour. But the following comment kind of says a lot;

14thCentury: 4 hours ago
Sasha Baron Cohen started his career in Israel in the Zionist Youth Movement, that is not a lie. It is no wonder his career is based upon racial stereotypes & fueling anti-Islamic sentiment against Muslims. The fact that Hollywood not only allows this, but promotes it... in a time where the President makes talking bad about 'jews' a crime is revolting.

And this week American soldiers were burning the Koran in Afghanistan? DOH!

973 days ago
74.

billy cema    

It would take away from the thought of "the prestigious things" some of the actors had to do to land their roles.

This reminds me of those old movies showing a headline such as, SO AND SO WINS OSCAR! Then, down the page is a little story about World War Declared!

973 days ago
75.

tellmeaboutit     

This overrated azzhole should be banned from the planet. He's a one trick pony and an ugly one at that. Ugh.

973 days ago
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