At the Oscars, the Hollywood elite arrived ready to lecture the rest of America about how bad the president is. Tomi’s “Final Thoughts” are on the Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, who didn’t attend the ceremony in protest against President Donald Trump’s travel ban. Farhadi instead sent a written statement, which was read by Anousheh Ansari after Farhadi was announced as one of the night’s winners.
Tomi finds it interesting to get lectured on tolerance about inhumane laws by an Iranian. She states that it’s rich that an Iranian gets an award and feels the need to lecture Americans about our laws and government. Tomi exclaims that you know you’re doing something “positive” when the Iranian government applauds your actions — “that would be Iran, a state sponsor of terror.”