Famous American producer Sean Penn is campaigning for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to invite Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Otherwise, the American actor will boycott the Oscars and “melt” his two trophies.
In the world of cinema, this Sunday March 27, 2022 marks the 94th Academy Awards. An international event intended to reward the best cinematographic performances of the previous year. A real forum, the ceremony provides extraordinary visibility and allows personalities to send strong messages. This is the case of the American producer, Sean Penn, who wants Volodymyr Zelensky to take advantage of this opportunity. The actor even threatened the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with boycott the oscars if she does not invite the Ukrainian President to make a speech. “I encourage everyone involved to know that even though it’s their time, and I understand that, that they celebrate their films etc. It’s so much more important to shine and protest by boycotting the Oscars”he said during an interview with Jim Acosta on CNN this Saturday, March 26, 2022. The American actor even swore that he was ready to ” melt “ publicly the oscars received during his career if the Ukrainian president was not invited to speak. While he was in Poland to make a documentary on the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Sean Penn insisted on the fundamental interest of an invitation to this ceremony. “There is nothing greater the Oscars can do than give him the opportunity to speak to us”he launched on CNN.
Particularly committedthe American actor points to the fact that there was no official invitation. “I understand that a decision has been made not to do so. I am not the one commenting on whether President Zelensky wanted or not… If the[Académie] chose not to care about the leaders in Ukraine, who are taking bullets and bombs for us, and the Ukrainian children they are trying to protect, so I think every one of those people and every part of this decision will have was the most lewd moment in Hollywood history”he denounces at the microphone of Jim Acosta.
Another committed celebrity
If the American actor has positioned himself on the question, this is also the case of Amy Schumer. Monday March 21, 2022, the one who will co-host the 94th Academy Awards alongside Regina Hall and Wanda Sykes confided in the importance of the presence of the Ukrainian President. On the Drew Barrymore show, the comedian announced that she asked the Academy “a way to get Zelensky by satellite or to make a recording”. For the moment, no official information has been communicated as to the invitation or the presence of the Ukrainian president at the Oscars ceremony. Answer tonight.
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Oscars 2022: this threat that Sean Penn poses if President Zelensky is not invited to the ceremony