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Borat Contra Government

Posted: September 30th, 2006 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
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With Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev on an official visit in the US, Borat decided to get some free publicity. Sacha Baron Cohen, who portrays the fictional television reporter from Kazakhstan, showed up in character at the White House on Thursday and attempted to invite President Bush to a screening of his new movie "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan." Other people that have also been invited to the screening include O.J. Simpson, "Mel Gibsons" and other "American dignitaries."

The stunt was meant to coincide with Nazarbayev's meeting with Bush on Friday. It's part of an effort by Kazakh officials to improve the oil-rich Kazakhstan's image from the unflattering one presented by Borat. The zany reporter has since said that the publicity stunt is nothing more than "disgusting fabrications" orchestrated by their neighbor Uzbekistan. Here's what else he had to say:

"If there is one more item of Uzbek propaganda claiming that we do not drink fermented horse urine, give death penalty for baking bagels, or export over 300 tonnes of human pubis per year, then we will be left with no alternative but to commence bombardment of their cities with our catapults."

In related news, Kazakhstan's largest movie theater chain, Otau Cinema confirmed on Friday that it would not screen the upcoming film. Although the majority of the Kazakh population remains in the dark about Borat's exploits, the chain's distribution manager Ruslan Sultanov called the flick "offensive, a complete lie and nonsense."

This is all a great indication of the type of stuff one can expect to see when the 20th Century Fox comedy finally hits theaters on November 3rd.

Click here to read our exclusive preview for "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan"

Click here to read the full article on Borat's antics in front of the White House

Click here to read the full article on Kazakh movie chain's refusal to screen "Borat"

Click here to see the video of Borat's response

Source: Reuters


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