Sacha Cohen Fires Back At Borat Backlash

November 28, 2006 By:
Sacha Cohen Fires Back At Borat Backlash

The man behind the flick Borat is firing back at the countless lawsuits against the hit comedy. Sacha Baron Cohen has revealed that he is deeply upset about the backlash he has received about the hit comedy because it's clear many people simply didn't get the joke. The British comedian who portrays the fictitious Kazakhstani TV journalist in the film, which mocks people's stereotypes towards countries they have little or no knowledge of.

Sacha tells Rolling Stone magazine, "I was surprised because I always had faith in the audience that they would realize that this was a fictitious country (sic) and the mere purpose of it (the film) was to allow people to bring out their own prejudices.

"The reason we chose Kazakhstan was because it was a country that no one had ever heard anything about, so we could essentially play on stereotypes they might have about this ex-Soviet backwater. The joke is not on Kazakhstan. I think the joke is on people who can believe that the Kazakhstan that I describe can exist - who believe that there's a country where homosexuals wear blue hats and women live in cages."

Personally I saw the movie as one big joke so I thought it was hilarious. I can’t wait for Sacha to make a comeback on the silver screen as his other alter ego “Bruno”.