Thursday, November 2, 2006

Borat Ends Career in Jackson, Mississippi

Not his, silly — some stupid TV producer's.

Posted By on Thu, Nov 2, 2006 at 4:00 AM

Borat, the "Kazakhi journalist" created by Sacha Baron Cohen, is upsetting people both near and far. His movie, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, has already angered Kazakhstan officials and now it seems it has upset a former television producer for WAPT in Jackson, Mississippi.

According to Newsweek, Dharma Arthur is claiming that booking Borat on a live noon news show cost her job. While on the show — and subsequently in the movie — Borat makes scatological references, kisses the male anchor, stands up so he’s out of the screen, and then disrupts the weather report. Arthur, as quoted in Newsweek: “Because of [Baron Cohen], my boss lost faith in my abilities and second-guessed everything I did thereafter.”

It must be one hell of a movie.

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