Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Comment of the Day

In the "Media" section of the Huffington Post a blogger named "Nadia Tonova" resumed the endless conversation of "is Sacha Baron Cohen's latest character funny or offensive?" This time she declared that his character of "the Dictator" is offensive to Arabs. Most Huffington Posters didn't agree but some decided to take the opportunity to take some shots at Jews. Be sure to note the number of favorites:

"Jaysus" is 100% right. Everyone knows that Cohen never makes fun of Jews:

1 comment:

  1. You are blind and deaf, and have zero understanding of Cohen's work.

    "Throw the Jew Down the Well" was a hit on the stupid Americans that comprised his red necked, smiling, sing along, audience.

    "The film is a mockumentary which includes interviews with various American citizens that poke fun at American culture, as well as sexism, racism, homophobia, anti-Semitism, jingoism and Baywatch....
    Baron Cohen's performances are interpreted by some as reflecting uncomfortable truths about his audience. He juxtaposes his own Jewish lineage with the anti-Semitism of his character Borat....
    Regarding his portrayal as the anti-Semitic Borat, Baron Cohen says the segments are a "dramatic demonstration of how racism feeds on dumb conformity, as much as rabid bigotry", rather than a display of racism by Baron Cohen himself.[34] "Borat essentially works as a tool. By himself being anti-Semitic, he lets people lower their guard and expose their own prejudice", Baron Cohen explains.[9] Addressing the same topic in an NPR interview with Robert Siegel, Baron Cohen says "...and I think that's quite an interesting thing with Borat, which is people really let down their guard with him because they're in a room with somebody who seems to have these outrageous opinions. They sometimes feel much more relaxed about letting their own outrageous, politically incorrect, prejudiced opinions come out....
    Regarding the enthusiastic response to his song, "Throw The Jew Down The Well", he says, "Did it reveal that they were anti-Semitic? Perhaps. But maybe it just revealed that they were indifferent to anti-Semitism."


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