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Kazakh American Association & CAIR-Florida ask for 'Borat 2' to be disqualified from awards season

By Ben Arnold, For Yahoo News , On 17 November 2020, Read Original
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The Kazakh American Association has petitioned the BAFTAs, the Oscars, the Golden Globes and the DGA Awards to exclude the Borat sequel from consideration from this year's awards.

In a second salvo against Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, the non-profit organisation representing Kazakhstani people in the US has said that the film should be disqualified over its racist depiction of their home country.

It has penned a letter, co-signed by the Hollywood Film Academy and the Council on American-Islamic Relations, claiming the film is guilty of 'ethnic stereotyping and xenophobia'.

“The Kazakh community worldwide is underrepresented and inherently vulnerable,” the letter reads.

“Our nation is still recovering from an oppressive colonial past, which is why we do not have substantial media representation.

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