Saturday, November 25, 2006


Sacha Baron Cohen aka Borat was nowhere to be seen as Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayez met British Prime Minister Tony Blair this week. Mr Nazarbayez laughed off the insulting remarks about his country made by Sacha's character in the hit movie Borat. Kazakhstan's president told Mr Blair, "This film was created by a comedian so let's laugh at it - that's my attitude." It's nice to see that Mr Nazarbayez is taking Borat's remarks in good humour, whilst Sacha Baron Cohen continues to laugh all the way to the bank. On the other hand, Kazakhstan's president and people owe a debt of thanks to Sacha aka Borat. Before the movie came out, most people in this country had never heard of Kazakhstan but now thanks to Borat, the country is firmly on the map. Unfortunately it's for the wrong reasons!

1 comment:

Sheila said...

I thought the best promotion for Borat was Sacha Baron Cohen's mock press conference outside the Kazakhstan Embassy in Washington. That was so funny. The Kazakhstan president was a little late getting on the bandwagon, but at least he finally realized what the attention did for the country. I loved the movie, but now it's kind of been replaced with the next passing fancy.