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Visa for Aladdin: Denied.
July 9, 2014 6:04 PM   Subscribe

Frustrated with being denied a UK visa due to "the situation in [their] country", Middle Eastern artist Saint Hoax shifts the situation to Agrabah.
posted by divabat (8 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: Kind of a thin one-page post, maybe it'd be better with more links to the artist's work? -- mathowie



 
Is there a way of having people forswear seeking asylum before entering a country? That way countries could ease rules of entry without taking on a greater liability.
posted by Thing at 6:14 PM on July 9


Usually if you're going through the trouble of applying for a visa you're not seeking asylum. I'm not sure if defections are still a thing.

From past visa experiences I have had to write or talk about my plans to return home once I'm done.
posted by divabat at 6:27 PM on July 9


If anyone shouldn't get a visa, it's the Robin Williams genie character. Please don't let him travel. He's done enough damage already and the world isn't ready for more annoyance.
posted by MoonOrb at 6:28 PM on July 9 [2 favorites]


And everyone's too worried about Rapunzel imposing austerity measures on Hercules to care.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 6:45 PM on July 9 [1 favorite]


Usually if you're going through the trouble of applying for a visa you're not seeking asylum. I'm not sure if defections are still a thing.

Then I must be rather dense about the artist's statement in their work. I thought it was meant to be critical of the UK's visa and immigration policy (which is often poor), but instead doesn't seem to read to be about anything but their feelings on being denied a visa. I suppose that's legitimate, but still.
posted by Thing at 6:47 PM on July 9 [1 favorite]


The US can't even send in drones! They'll just get taken down by flying carpets.
posted by Bromius at 7:04 PM on July 9 [3 favorites]


Please don't let [the Robin Williams genie character] travel. He's done enough damage already and the world isn't ready for more annoyance.

So when exactly did you have your sense of humor surgically removed?
posted by Greg_Ace at 7:29 PM on July 9


So when exactly did you have your sense of humor surgically removed?

It fell off after being huffed and puffed at with shitty jokes at a mile a second while the brain was still developing?
posted by Redfield at 7:53 PM on July 9


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