The Academy has banned Sacha Baron Cohen from coming in character to this weekend?s Oscars ceremony, so what does he have to say to them? That they are the ones acting like an evil dictator! Cohen released a new hilarious video statement -- while in character as General Aladeen , of course... in which he says: "I am OUTRAGED at being banned from The Oscars by the Academy Of Motion Pictures Arts and Zionists.” The power hungry Dictator says: "While I applaud the academy for taking away my right to free speech ... I warn you that if you do not lift your sanctions and give me my tickets back by 12 PM on Sunday, you will face unimaginable consequences!" The Dictator says the worst part about being banned? He already paid Hilary Swank $2 million-dollars to be his date. Obviously mocking the fact that she attended the birthday party for an alleged war criminal.