Sacha Baron Cohen's character "Borat" has upset the country of Kazakhstan once before.
Just when the country thought they were done with Sacha Baron Cohen’s character “Borat” that led to a national upset from the way this character, and the Borat movie, portrayed their country, it comes back around and annoys them once more.
This time, Mr. Cohen didn’t even have to do anything.
The organizers of this sports gala and award ceremony in Kuwait unfortunately downloaded the wrong version of the Kazakhstan National Anthem to play when Maria Dmitrienko won the gold medal in shooting.
The incorrect song had phrases like-
“Kazakhstan home of Tinshein swimming pool. It’s length thirty meter and width six meter. Filtration system a marvel to behold. It remove 80 percent of human solid waste.”
-compared to the actual lyrics of the anthem-
“From the antiquity Our heroic glory emerged, They did not give up their pride, My Kazakh people are strong!
Kazakh shooter and gold medalist, Maria Dmitrienko.
Here’s the video of the proceedings:
Daily Mail writes:
It seems the nightmare of Borat has come back to haunt Kazakhstan.The Asian country was outraged by the Sacha Baron Cohen-inspired film of 2006 Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, and banned it from being shown in their county.But now, incredible footage from a medal ceremony in Kuwait has shown Borat’s satirical version of the National Anthem played out INSTEAD of the genuine one.It appears the organisers downloaded the incorrect version of the anthem. But the Kazakh athlete who was the recipient of the major error, Maria Dmitrienko, refused to be flustered, and continued to the end of the made-up song.The rest of her shooting team, for who she has just won the gold medal for, were less than impressed however, and demanded the ceremony be re-run as well as a full apology made.
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