Tuesday, November 15, 2005

No sense of humour

Kazhakstan is threatening to sue Borat for defamation. And accusing him of "serving someone's political order designed to present Kazakhstan and its people in a derogatory way". Seriously.

Somehow, I don't think this will get him to stop - even under Britain's draconian libel laws.


I think you'll find they're threatening to sue Cohen, rather than a fictitious character.

Posted by Anonymous : 11/15/2005 01:16:00 PM

But why?

Posted by Anonymous : 11/15/2005 02:26:00 PM

People thought Ali G was for real as well.

Posted by Rich : 11/15/2005 02:39:00 PM

Christiaan: Yes - but nobody would know who Cohen was.

Posted by Idiot/Savant : 11/15/2005 03:23:00 PM

I know you've got to to cater to the lowest common denominator, what with all the intellectually challenged supporters of Iraq occupation around here, but I would have assumed most of your readership would know who Cohen is by now. In any case I just thought it amusing that someone might attempt to sue a fictitious character; it's what made me click through to the story. :)

Posted by Anonymous : 11/15/2005 11:50:00 PM

If it was me, I'd give him a national medal for the great job he did of teasing people in the US!

Posted by Kakariki : 11/17/2005 03:43:00 AM