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tenn_ace
Mar 23rd, 2012, 02:51 PM
Six years after causing outrage with the release of controversial mockumentary Borat, it seems Sacha Baron Cohen's fictional character is as popular as ever- even in countries which banned the originally film.
The video involving the anthem blunder starts with a close up of the country's national flag before it pans in on a stony faced gold medal champion standing on a winner's podium with her hand placed proudly on her chest.
Playing in the background is Borat's version of the country's national song 'My Kazakhstan', which includes the questionable lyrics: 'Kazakhstan greatest country in the world. All other countries are run by little girls. Kazakhstan is number one exporter of potassium. Other countries have inferior potassium.'
It was made famous by Cohen in the 2006 box office hit when he sang the spoof anthem to a chorus of boos at a US stadium.
The film came under fire from Kazakh officials who criticised Cohen's portrayal of the transcontinental country labelling it as unfair.
It was banned by countries across the globe, including Kuwait where the recent Borat blunder took place.
It is unclear as of yet if the error was a practical joke or a genuine mistake.
Does she realise?

The latest gaffe involving the country's anthem comes after their anthem was replaced by Ricky Martin song Livin' la Vida Loca at a recent skiing event

Here is youtube link
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B39cenrIQW0

fifty-fifty
Mar 23rd, 2012, 02:57 PM
idiots

Sammo
Mar 23rd, 2012, 03:18 PM
:hysteric:

tenn_ace
Mar 23rd, 2012, 03:22 PM
You should try to read some of the comments made to that youtube video - if you can in Russian :rolls:

I peed my pants :haha:

Super Dave
Mar 23rd, 2012, 03:33 PM
You should try to read some of the comments made to that youtube video - if you can in Russian :rolls:

I peed my pants :haha:

Can you translate a couple? :lol:

That'd be like playing "America, F*** Yeah" in the US.

tenn_ace
Mar 23rd, 2012, 03:47 PM
this poor girl was called by all possible names in the book. some others have been completely on her side calling her professional. It's just absolutely full range - from white to black with all shades in the middle. :lol:

Kuwities got what they deserved too. I mean it is difficult to really take one , it just the whole thing is hillarious :)

pov
Mar 24th, 2012, 04:49 PM
:lol: As someone who thinks the whole "my country" thing gets taken too far . . :yeah:

wild.river
Mar 25th, 2012, 03:47 AM
now that's a truly classy athlete :yeah:

what a bunch of fucking morons the organizers are.

hellas719
Mar 25th, 2012, 04:12 AM
THat whole movie is stupid. So unfair to Kazakhstan. They should've just used an imaginary country in the movie :rolleyes:

pov
Mar 25th, 2012, 04:54 PM
THat whole movie is stupid. So unfair to Kazakhstan. They should've just used an imaginary country in the movie :rolleyes:
:lol: I think the movie is brilliant! Hilarious! But since I'd never heard of Kazakhstan when I saw it I have to admit that it would have been just as funny with a non-existent country. On the other hand, parody is a valid expression. Those nations, creeds most bothered by it seem to be those that are the most defensive.

Jane Lane
Mar 25th, 2012, 05:38 PM
How did she keep a straight face OMG :hysteric:

Ridiculous though :facepalm: