Tuesday, November 28, 2006


So, what's up with all this hype about the new movie Borat? Well, I was curious so I did a little research on the internet. Baron Cohen was born in London, England to a Jewish family. He attended the University of Cambrige where he studied history and wrote his thesis on Jewish involvement in the American Civil Rights Movement. A Cambridge scholar from a firmly Jewish family, Cohen could have probably written papers for the rest of his life. Instead, he pursued his acting career with Borat and his other characters, he has deviously found humor in his characters. In the movie "Kazakhstan journalist" Borat Sagdiyev -- a character from day Ali G Show directed by the writer of Seinfeld. I found a clip of it on YouTube. He pokes fun of his own Jewish dissent with the anti-Semitism of his character Borat. In one sketch, Borat goes to a bar singing an anti-Semitic song, with many country folks in the bar singing along. He calls it Throw the Jew Down the Well. This is not intended to offend anybody. I don't think that Baron Cohen has broken any laws. He may have offended some people but so does every other comedian these days, like Dave Chappelle and Carlos Mencia of Comedy Central. They make racist jokes all the time on their shows.


Anonymous Lilly Buchwitz said...

Um... yes, but did you actually watch the movie?

5:45 PM  

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