Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Borat Can .KZ Off

It was always apparent that "comedian" Sacha Baron Cohen's character Borat was a native of some former Soviet abode, but it appears that he is actually meant by Cohen (best known for his mockery of British Muslims with the character Ali G) to be a Kazakh. Authorities in Kazakhstan have taken exception to Cohen's stereotypical and arguably prejudiced depiction of Kazakhis and have now removed borat.kz from their national internet domain. "We've done this so he can't badmouth Kazakhstan under the .kz domain name," Nurlan Isin, President of the Association of Kazakh IT Companies, says. "He can go and do whatever he wants at other domains." And there is no doubt that he will.