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Video: Sacha Baron Cohen Responds to Motion Picture Academy TMZ

Sacha Baron Cohen, appearing as his character from the movie “The Dictator,” expressed outrage about the character’s exclusion from the Oscars ceremony, TMZ.com reports.

In a video statement, the character, General Aladeen, warns the Motion Picture Academy of “unimaginable consequences” if it refuses to grant him tickets to the event.

As we reported previously, the Academy is concerned about Cohen’s track record of pulling high-profile stunts and has taken a stance against allowing him to appear in character on the red carpet.

Here’s the video: