Okay, well–BELIEVE IT OR NOT–The Kazakhstan National Shooting Team received THEIR Gold medals at a ceremony in Kuwait to the tune of the Kazakhstan National Anthem as parodied by BORAT.
Needless to say, the team was not amused (well, visibly) and the awards ceremony was REdone with the proper downloaded version.
As for Mr. Baron Cohen–I hope his flights do not follow paths over Kazakh airspace anytime soon.
The spoof song praises Kazakhstan for its superior potassium exports and for having the cleanest prostitutes in the region.
The film Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, released in 2006, follows Baron Cohen’s character, the journalist Borat Sagdiyev, as he travels to the US and pursues the actress Pamela Anderson.
The film outraged people in Kazakhstan and was eventually banned in the country.