Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Thatsa Niceeeeee!

The US State Department lists Borat -- yep, that Borat -- among victims of human rights abuse by the nation of Kazakhstan.

The government was so upset with comedian Sasha Baron Cohen's character, they killed his website in their country:

The country also threatened to sue Mr Cohen. When asked about the suit, Mr Cohen, who is Jewish, replied in character, "I...fully support my government's position to sue this Jew."

The folks at State list the closing of the website as one of several instances of censorship in the former Soviet republic. (Reuters)

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