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Borat 2 Doing Well on Amazon Prime Despite the Backlash From Kazakh Community

The Kazakh American Association is no2 slamming Borat. It is a film, and Sacha Baron Cohen has created it. The group is saying that the film represents all the Kazakhs as racists. Amazon Prime Video is getting questioned for casting support for such a film. They say that the movie is responsible for inciting violence. This happens against a highly vulnerable as well as underrepresented minority ethnic group. Gawker Gia Noortas says that Sacha Baron Cohen, along with his crew, whitewashes their ethnicity.

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Borat 2 faces backlash.

Thus, they feel like it is okay to make fun of them. Everything in that film, says Gia, would be completely politically incorrect if this tale made fun of Asians or Blacks. Gia is a Kazakh living in Los Angeles. She is the founder, as well as the CEO of the Hollywood Film Academy. Back on the 20th of October, the collective requested that Prime Video should cancel its release of Borat 2. The collective is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting Kazakh heritage and culture in the United States. That document was addressed to Jay Carney.

He is the senior vice president of global corporate affairs at the company Amazon. Drew Herdener is the vice president of global corporate and operations communications. All this while, Sarah Gavin is the vice president of global communications and corporate brand. This particular letter states that the first Borat film in 2006 saw members of the Kazakh community getting subjected to ethnicity-based humiliation. In the first film, British comedian Baron Cohen reprised as an outlandish Kazakh journalist, namely Borat Sagdiyev.

The collective appealed Amazon Studios with a cancellation request.

They also wrote that the film portrayed Kazakh children getting bullied at school. Kazakhstan is a predominantly Muslim nation which is located in the Central part of Asia. It shares borders with Russia in the North. At its east, China shares borders with the country. Kyrgyzstan, as well as Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, lies to the south of this country. The letter further states that if they considered today’s socially aware political climate existent, then why is a racist film which publicly berates and bullies while traumatizing a nation made up of people of color an acceptable form of entertainment that meets the ethical values of Amazon.

The letter asks why a small nation a fair game for public ridicule. They say that in Borat 2 and even in the first film, a white person adorns a Kazakh persona and then culturally appropriates and belittle everything the community stands for. The group admits in the letter that they are a small nation, but that does not mean that they can be a target for racism.

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