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Kazakhstan: ‘Sacha, drop dead!’ - Almaty locals demand ban of Borat 200:58

Kazakhstan: ‘Sacha, drop dead!’ - Almaty locals demand ban of Borat 2

Kazakhstan, Almaty
October 29, 2020 at 18:40 GMT +00:00 · Published

Locals gathered near the US Consulate General in Almaty on Thursday, to protest against the movie "Borat" (2006) and its sequel "Borat 2" released on October 23.

Activists demanded that both movies be banned on US territory and chanted: "Shame on America!" They surrounded a plastic coffin with a picture of the main character, played by actor Sacha Baron Cohen. The casket door was painted black and the inscription on it said: "Take me to America and bury me in my home country."


Activists reportedly gathered to file a petition to the US Consulate General representatives, though no one appeared.

"Borat: Gift of Pornographic Monkey to Vice Premiere Mikhael Pence to Make Benefit Recently Diminished Nation of Kazakhstan" is a comedy directed by Jason Woliner starring Sacha Baron Cohen as a fictional Kazakh journalist Borat Sagdiyev.

The first movie "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan" was earlier banned in many Arab countries, the second part of the movie was also met with controversy, especially in Kazakhstan, whose residents created a hashtag #CancelBorat.

Kazakhstan: ‘Sacha, drop dead!’ - Almaty locals demand ban of Borat 200:58
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Locals gathered near the US Consulate General in Almaty on Thursday, to protest against the movie "Borat" (2006) and its sequel "Borat 2" released on October 23.

Activists demanded that both movies be banned on US territory and chanted: "Shame on America!" They surrounded a plastic coffin with a picture of the main character, played by actor Sacha Baron Cohen. The casket door was painted black and the inscription on it said: "Take me to America and bury me in my home country."


Activists reportedly gathered to file a petition to the US Consulate General representatives, though no one appeared.

"Borat: Gift of Pornographic Monkey to Vice Premiere Mikhael Pence to Make Benefit Recently Diminished Nation of Kazakhstan" is a comedy directed by Jason Woliner starring Sacha Baron Cohen as a fictional Kazakh journalist Borat Sagdiyev.

The first movie "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan" was earlier banned in many Arab countries, the second part of the movie was also met with controversy, especially in Kazakhstan, whose residents created a hashtag #CancelBorat.

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