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Ali G. Wins No Kazakh-Fans

Ali G. Wins No Kazakh-Fans

Sacha Baron Cohen – the actor and comedian better known to us as “Ali G.” – is reportedly facing possible “legal action” from the Kazakh Foreign Ministry over his character, Borat. The uproar comes on the heels of Cohen’s gig hosting the MTV Europe Awards in Lisbon. The BBC reports: “He adopted the Borat role for the appearance – a performance that included an arrival in an ‘Air Kazakh’ propeller plane flown by a pilot holding a vodka bottle.” Continuing, the article reports:

“Kazakh foreign ministry spokesman Yerzhan Ashykbayev did not detail what form any action might take. But speaking to journalists at a news briefing in capital Astana, he said: ‘We do not rule out that Mr Cohen is serving someone’s political order designed to present Kazakhstan and its people in a derogatory way.’ He said Kazakhstan reserves the right to take legal action to ‘prevent new pranks of the kind.'”

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