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Kazakh community & CAIR-Florida call for 'Borat' sequel to be banned from awards consideration

By By Bang Showbiz, For IOL News S. Africa, On 17 November 2020, Read Original
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The Kazakh American Association wants “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” banned from awards consideration.

The nonprofit organisation - which is dedicated to "preserving and promoting" Kazakhstan's heritage and culture in the US - has hit out at Sacha Baron Cohen's sequel for an alleged racist portrayal, and called on the Academy Awards, Golden Globes, Directors Guild of America and BAFTAs to bar the comedy.

A letter - which is co-signed by the Hollywood Film Academy and Council on American-Islamic Relations - reads: "The Kazakh community worldwide is under-represented and inherently vulnerable.

 “Our nation is still recovering from an oppressive colonial past, which is why we do not have substantial media representation.
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HFA CEO Gia Noortas and CAIR's Tampa Bay's regional co-ordinary Hiba Rahim claimed in a joint statement that the original 2006 “Borat” movie resulted in discrimination towards Kazakh people.