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Kazakhstan threatens "Borat" with court

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Kazakhstan threatens "Borat" with court

 

Mon Nov 14, 9:13 AM ET

 

Kazakhstan's Foreign Ministry threatened legal action on Monday against comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, who wins laughs by portraying the central Asian state as a country populated by drunks who enjoy cow-punching as a sport.

 

Baron Cohen, who portrays a spoof Kazakh television presenter Borat in his "Da Ali G Show", has won fame ridiculing Kazakhstan, the world's ninth largest country yet still little known to many in the West.

 

Baron Cohen appears to have drawn official Kazakh ire after he hosted the annual MTV Europe Music Awards show in Lisbon earlier this month as Borat, who arrived in an Air Kazakh propeller plane controlled by a one-eyed pilot clutching a vodka bottle.

 

"We do not rule out that Mr. Cohen is serving someone's political order designed to present Kazakhstan and its people in a derogatory way," Kazakh Foreign Ministry spokesman Yerzhan Ashykbayev told a news briefing.

 

"We reserve the right to any legal action to prevent new pranks of the kind." He declined to elaborate.

 

Cohen's earlier jokes about the Central Asian state include claims that the people would shoot a dog and then have a party, and that local wine was made from fermented horse urine.

 

"We view Mr. Cohen's behaviour at the MTV Europe Music Awards as utterly unacceptable, being a concoction of bad taste and ill manners which is completely incompatible with ethics and civilised behaviour," Ashykbayev said.

 

 

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"We do not rule out that Mr. Cohen is serving someone's political order designed to present Kazakhstan and its people in a derogatory way," Kazakh Foreign Ministry spokesman Yerzhan Ashykbayev told a news briefing.

 

 

I fucking love that the Kazakhstan government has convinced itself that Borat is part of a larger conspiracy against the country.

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I watched him on the MTV Europe Awards or some shit. He was hilarious, except nobody was laughing at his jokes.

 

I love Borat.

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borat is the only ali g character I like (I know ali g is s character too)...

 

I think only well-educated/ well-read Americans with an ironic sense of humor find him funny though...

 

Borat kinda reminds me of Tony Shaloub's muslim character in Quick Change though...

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Dude sucked as the host on the MTV awards.

His Borat character was semi-funny about a decade ago.

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^^

Thats right, how amazing you could read that in the two lines I posted.

I always speak up on behalf of the entire nation...

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Originally posted by Poop Man Bob@Nov 15 2005, 05:41 AM

"We do not rule out that Mr. Cohen is serving someone's political order designed to present Kazakhstan and its people in a derogatory way,"

Haha.

Yea borat's turn of phrase is the most perfect thing.

They'll never stop Borat. I pray.

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apparently he's never wased the suit he wears.

 

+ he's making a full legnth Borat movie.

 

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^ click the record for the song!

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Originally posted by Poop Man Bob@Nov 15 2005, 05:41 AM

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he hosted the annual MTV Europe Music Awards show in Lisbon earlier this month as Borat, who arrived in an Air Kazakh propeller plane controlled by a one-eyed pilot clutching a vodka bottle.

 

 

 

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I saw a clip about the making of his movie earlier this year. His rendition of "throw the jew down the well" was filmed at a redneck bar in the southwest. People really thought he was from kazik (sp?) the look on their faces when he does the jew part is classic as many aren't sure whether to sing that part aloud (at the end you can hear some chicks singing)...

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hahah yes i like how after the MTV Awards they decide to say stuff like this, while all the while allowing his character to continue on the actual ali g show. nobody gives two shits about kazakstan really...obviously his portrayal of a person from there isnt going to ruin my view of the country cuz i know none of the stuff he says is true.

thats what makes the character so good, because he points out how little ppl know about others. He says (as Borat) such insane things that only a true moron would actually believe that hes from a real country...irony

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I was just watching season 2 on DVD. I think he's hilarious.

Cohen is the man. He mad the news a few months back for instigating a near riot doing Borat singing the national anthem in West VA.

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honestly I want to know what kind of legal actions can be taken against him and how they could hold up in international court. Seriously if it was an international crime to make fun of the people from another country do you know how many people would be involved in lawsuits for making fun of canada?

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You know, to this day an age, I have not seen a single second of footage from this dude or any of his characters.

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political correctness has backfired to a certain extent due to over saturation..nowadays the shock value of statements or actions that may be truly offensive or derogotory to someone else is usually the impetus which drives them.

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Ha ha ha, i just discovered the Ali G show the other night. The skit where he rips on those Earth First guys is amazing.

 

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