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Borat (played by Sacha Baron Cohen)

Kazakhstan’s shooting team was reportedly taken by surprise at a championship in Kuwait recently. Instead of their national anthem, they heard a parody version from Sacha Baron Cohen’s controversial film Borat.

Judging from the YouTube video of the gaffe, the team’s reaction to hearing the English lyrics about “Kazakhstan’s prostitutes cleanest in the region” instead of the Kazakh original’s “sky of golden sun” was restrained.

Ironically, Borat was banned from theaters in Kuwait for being too offensive.

Of course it could well be a cruel hoax.

Kazakhstan experienced a similar gaffe on its own soil back in March. Organizers of a domestic skiing festival played Ricky Martin’s Livin’ la Vida Loca instead of the Kazakh national anthem.

Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan is a 2006 mockumentary film starring British comedy star Sacha Baron Cohen. The titular character travels from Kazakhstan to the US to improve his home country’s image abroad. Most of the people he encounters are not aware the character is an actor.

The film’s satirical depiction of Kazakhstan initially caused outrage in the country, but eventually the Kazakh government decided that it should rather utilize the international success of the controversial movie to promote the real Kazakhstan around the world.

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  • He’s not “British”. He’s a Jew.

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    • Nexus789

      He IS British you ignorant American fool. Born in London (Hammersmith) and went to Cambridge University. His religion is irrelevant. Made you Americans look really stupid but that is not hard.

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      • Anonymous

        Being born in Britain is irrelevant. He’s of Khazar blood, not of Anglo-Saxon or Celtic blood.

        Judaism isn’t just a religion. Jews are their own distinct ethnicity.

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  • mina

    EIDiots.

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  • Jack Longchamp

    If I ever saw a guy who looked definitely Jewish, it was Baron Cohen
    (also Leonard Cohen) – still, “British” is a denomination for people
    who are born and raise (and have the nationality of) Great Britain –
    so I assume this guys is British… (King George was the first Brit,
    and he was definitely German – yes THE “King George commands
    and we obey, over the hills and far away” – he made Britain or at least
    he finalized what Cromwell had not quite finished).

    Is it true the Queen was close to bestowing “Sasha dearest” with a knighthood or was somebody just horsing around there ?

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