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Sacha Baron Cohen's 'Bruno' Controversy - June 20th 2009, 01:52 AM

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If there's one thing thatSacha Baron Cohen is good at, besides making us pee our pants with laughter, it's stirring up a hornets' nest of controversy. The British comic follows up his uproariously un-PC flick 'Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan' with the equally un-PC (and, we suspect, equally hilarious) 'Bruno.'

'Bruno' features Baron Cohen as his gay Austrian fashion reporter alter ego, instead of his awkward Kazakhstan nationalist reporter alter ego, but the formula's pretty much the same: infiltrate real-life events and elicit uncomfortable (often racist, sexist, homophobic -- or all three at once) reactions from folks who aren't in on the joke.

It's no surprise, really, that Baron Cohen's antics are the cause of oodles of controversy, lawsuits and embarrassment. Here's a rundown of the contention caused by the movie and its star -- before it's even hit theaters. -- By Angie Argabrite

A Gay Old Time: Universal Pictures had been screening the film for gay and lesbian groups for feedback, but some members of those groups complained they were brought into the loop way too late, when it was impossible for any of their suggestions to be implemented. GLAAD has asked the studio to include a message of support for gay rights and tolerance at the end of the flick. The answer was no. We're shocked it's taken this long for a feud to emerge.



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Re: Sacha Baron Cohen's 'Bruno' Controversy - June 20th 2009, 02:15 AM

I can't wait to see it.



   
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Re: Sacha Baron Cohen's 'Bruno' Controversy - June 20th 2009, 04:15 AM

Yea same here looks pretty funny.


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Re: Sacha Baron Cohen's 'Bruno' Controversy - June 20th 2009, 04:42 AM

I can't stand his brand of humor, so I'm not looking forward to it. I've never thought jokes that double as insults were funny.
   
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Re: Sacha Baron Cohen's 'Bruno' Controversy - June 20th 2009, 05:10 AM

It looks funny, but the fact that they denied to put a message in support of gay rights and ending intolerance is just plain cold. He isn't gay, he's using gays for comedic efforts, but not trying to help them. Really an ass to me.
   
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Re: Sacha Baron Cohen's 'Bruno' Controversy - June 20th 2009, 05:54 PM

I always find this kind of comedy quite funny.
But I agree that them saying no to putting in a support message for gays is wrong.
It doesn't offend me. But the fact they aren't putting one in makes it appear to me as though they think its okay to gay bash.
I hope they're ready for the waves of complaints


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Re: Sacha Baron Cohen's 'Bruno' Controversy - June 20th 2009, 05:58 PM

It looks awesome. Homo, racist and sexist jokes all my favortie. Not that I have anything against Gays, women or different races I just like seeing people that can't take a joke get mad.
   
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