Controversy at the Oscars, as General Aladeen covers Ryan Seacrest in the ashes of Kim Jong-II.
Sunday 26th February 2012 saw the film industry’s most coveted award ceremony; The Oscars. It didn’t go as smoothly as everyone had hoped. Comedian and Actor, Sacha Baron Cohen, was warned before he attended the awards that he should not come dressed as the character, General Aladeen in his forth coming film “The Dictator”.
Needless to say the British comedian arrived dressed in character as the middle eastern leader. Organisers were concerned about the offense he would cause, knowing that his new character looks very similar to previous extremist leaders.
He carried an urn onto the red carpet, claimed to be the ashes of former North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il. Alongside two glamourous looking militaria. When being interviewed by American Idol presenter, Ryan Seacrest, Cohen expressed that he wanted the ashes to be sprinkled over Halle Berry’s chest. Needless to say, at that moment, the ashes were sprinkled – all over Seacrest’s tuxedo.
Seacrest seemed to take it in his stride by commenting ”Anything can happen and it most certainly did, all over my lapel.”
Cohen later posted a statement to General Aladeen’s Twitter account.
“VICTORY IS OURS! Today the Mighty Nation of Wadiya triumphed over the Zionist snakes of Hollywood.”
“Evil and all those who made Satan their protector were vanquished and driven into the Pacific Sea. What I am trying to say here is that the Academy have surrendered and sent over two tickets and a parking pass! TODAY OSCAR, TOMORROW OBAMA!”
More information on the full list of Oscar Winners 2012.