U.S. Ambassador to Kazakhstan does not like Borat movie 03 мая 2012, 19:39
United States Ambassador to Kazakhstan Kenneth J. Fairfax. Photo by Maksim Popov©
United States Ambassador to Kazakhstan Kenneth J. Fairfax does not like the scandalous movie of the British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, Interfax-Kazakhstan reports.
“I don’t like Borat movie and I don’t even think that the actor Sacha Baron Cohen is a funny actor. I did not like this movie way before I was going to Kazakhstan. I didn’t like it as it seemed nasty to me,” he said on Thursday, May 3, answering the question of a student of Seifullin Kazakh Agrotechnical University in Astana, where the diplomat gave a speech.
“The thing is that around the world, including in the U.S. and many countries of the Western Europe, it is important that people correctly understand humor and do not get offended with every joke about themselves,” he added. “I can say what Americans would do if they were in your position. They would say “It’s just a movie. Yes, it’s funny. But of course, it’s not Kazakhstan! Would you like to see real Kazakhstan? Then come here! We will show you everything.” And such position would have attracted much more tourists to your country,” the diplomat said.
The movie of Sacha Baron Cohen was shot several years ago. The author was using the image of a made up Kazakhstan journalist Borat Sagdiyev and telling about the country he had never been to in a hard-hitting and nasty way. The movie generated massive reaction in the world^ but Kazakhstan took in high dudgeon.