Already there's a lawsuit.


https://pagesix.com/2020/10/14/estate-of-late-holocaust-survivor-sues-borat-creators/

Judith Dim Evans, who passed away this summer, was approached to talk about the Holocaust by the “Borat” creators for what she thought was a documentary.

“Upon learning after giving the interview that the movie was actually a comedy intended to mock the Holocaust and Jewish culture, Ms. Evans was horrified and upset,” the lawsuit states.

“Had Ms. Evans been informed about the true nature of the film and purpose for the interview, she would not have agreed to participate in the interview,” it continued.

So, Sasha Baron Cohen walking into the synagogue wearing a two foot long fake nose, carrying a big sack of money in one hand and a marionette of a jew with the sign "media" on its chest wasn't a clear indication that this was not a serious documentary?

And I don't think the movie mocks the Holocaust and Jewish culture. It mocks anti-Semites, racists and bigots.

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I agree with you, it doesn't mock jewish people, it's making fun of prejudices and anti-semites.

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I am in agreement. It's also the case that the two women were really nice and immediately seemed to grasp that there was no malicious intent on Cohen's part. R.I.P. Judith Dim Evans, it's sad that she passed away.

The lawsuit doesn't have good chances of success:

https://variety.com/2020/film/news/borat-lawsuit-holocaust-survivor-interview-dismissed-1234815936/

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Cohen is jewish

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