Oscars 2022: Sean Penn calls for boycott

Actor said he would ‘smelt’ his statues ‘in public’ if Ukrainian president has not been allowed to appear

Sean Penn has threatened to “smelt” his Oscars in public if Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky is not invited to tonight’s (March 27) 2022 Academy Awards.

Last week, Amy Schumer claimed that Oscars producers turned down her idea for the president to appear via video link at the ceremony.

“There is nothing greater that the Academy Awards could do than to give him an opportunity to talk to all of us,” the actor said.

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“It is my understanding that a decision has been made not to do it, If the [Academy has] elected not to pursue the leadership in Ukraine.

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