Thursday, September 14, 2006

Kazakhstan V. Ali G.

According to the daily mail, Ali G has caused a "diplomatic row". The story goes that the leader of Kazakhstan is unhappy over Sacha Baron Cohen's (Ali G) fictional Kazakh character "Borat". So pissed off that Mr. Cohen shall be the topic of discussion in upcoming bilateral talks between Preident Bush and President Nursultan Nazarbayev. The Kazakh government has also gone on a PR blitz to undo negative stereotypes about Kazakhstan (just saw an advert on the BBC).

It is quite possible that the Kazkhs governments overreaction will only serve to publicize the very character they're trying to defeat. If it was not for the news that Ali G will be on the presidets' agenda, I would not have known that their is a movie based on the "Borat" character: Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan. Early reviews of which are quite positive.


Blogger jke said...

Yeah, the trailer is awesome. I especially like the pics on his website ( and how he tried to fit into this...ati, swimsuit? :-)))


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