"Dictator" character banned from Oscars

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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 21: Sacha Baron Cohen attends the "Hugo" premiere at the Ziegfeld Theatre on November 21, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

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Associated Press

Posted on February 24, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Updated Friday, Feb 24 at 2:01 PM

NEW YORK (AP) -- Admiral Gen. Shabazz Aladeen says he's outraged that he's been banned from the Oscars.

Aladeen is Sacha Baron Cohen's character in his upcoming film "The Dictator," and Cohen planned to walk the red carpet dressed as Aladeen. Seems the academy has problems with the publicity stunt.

In a call to the "Today" show this morning, Aladeen said normally he would be impressed by what he called "an act of cowardice by a faceless regime." But he says this is personal.

Aladeen says if he doesn't have his Oscar tickets by midday Sunday, there will be "unimaginable consequences." Like what? The general says oil prices will be raised.

"The Dictator" opens May 11.

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