Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Borat sparks summit

From Showbiz News:
LIFE STYLE EXTRA (UK) - Sacha Baron Cohen has prompted US President George Bush to host a White House summit, after angering the Kazakhstan government with his comic creation Borat.

The British star has infuriated Kazakhstan leaders with his latest movie, 'Borat: Cultural Learning of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan'.

Borat is portrayed as a backward, racist and sexist man who, in one of Cohen's previous comedy sketches, once sung "kill the Jews".

The first scene of Cohen's latest movie, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last week, shows Borat kissing his sister inappropriately before riding off in a horse-drawn car to explore the US.

Kazakhstan's President Nazarbayev now plans to fly to America to meet with President Bush to discuss his country's image.
Eh? Shouldn't Nazarbayev fly to the UK to bitch about this? Cohen isn't American. But more importantly, DOESN'T BUSH HAVE MORE IMPORTANT THINGS TO WORRY ABOUT??



Lt. Cmdr Oneida said...

Yes, but they are complex things, and this is simple. Perhaps he likes easy problems with happy hollow PC solutions.

This character has been around for quite a bit. Baron-Cohen has also poked fun at his faith for some time. I agree, in this world, there are far better things to spend one's time, money and jet fuel.

Michelle Pessoa said...

I wonder if Bush is actually going to appologize. I mean, what's he going to say?