Monday, October 23, 2006


It seems that despite all the cruel jibes he has made about the country, all is forgiven and Borat aka Sacha Baron Cohen has been invited to visit Kazakhstan by the country’s deputy foreign minister Rakhat Aliyev. In the character of Borat, Cohen jokes that in his country wooden carts are pulled by peasant women, they drink horse-urine and sing the folk song “Throw The Jew Down The Well”. Aliyev hopes that Sacha Baron Cohen’s visit, will help to change his views on the country and would like him to have a chance to see for himself that “women drive cars, wine is made of grapes, and Jews are free to go to synagogues". Deputy foreign minister Rakhat Aliyev told local news agency Kazakhstan Today, "I understand that the feelings of many people are hurt by Cohen's show. But we must have a sense of humour and respect the creative freedom of others."

1 comment:

Sheila said...

Hi Naomi,
Couldn't resist commenting since I'm still obsessed with Borat. It took the Kazakhs so long to catch on and join in the fun. Can't wait until Nov. 3! Some folks from Alabama were filmed for the movie, but I don't know if they made the cut. It was a lady in Birmingham (our state's largest city) coaching Borat in Southern manners of all things. She said a prostitute showed up at the dinner party she threw for him. All of the Americans are looking pretty stupid right now.