CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 2009 |
After he offended the entire nation of Kazakhstan, the Los Angeles Unified School District was apparently child's play for comedian Sacha Baron Cohen. Cohen, in his new guise as gay Austrian fashionista "Bruno," appears in a cover story in the latest issue of GQ magazine that includes a photo shoot with the Birmingham High School football team.
July 17, 2009 |
Ukraine's Culture Ministry says it has banned Sacha Baron Cohen's new movie "Bruno" because it is immoral. The movie is centered around the adventures of a flamboyant gay fashion journalist from Austria. The ministry said this week that Baron Cohen's depictions of sexual organs, homosexual intercourse and language are obscene and improper. Some Austrian officials have spoken out against the film but have not taken any action against it. Baron Cohen's previous movie, "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan," was banned in Kazakhstan and Russia.