Kazakhstan thanks Borat
KAZAKHSTAN has issued an official ‘Thank you’ to comic Sacha Baron Cohen for his smash hit flick
Borat, saying it has been brilliant for tourism.
The 2006 mockumentary – charting a fictional Kazakh TV personality played by Cohen, 40 – took the p*ss out of the former Soviet state.
On its release Borat was BANNED in Kazakhstan for offending the entire nation.
But now ministers have performed a U-turn, admitting the flick has done wonders for attracting visitors.
Foreign Minister Yerzhan Kazykhanov told the country’s parliament this week: “I salute Borat for helping attract tourists.”
In the flick Borat is seen snogging the face off his sister, keeping a cow in his Kazakh living room and dropping a bag full of live chickens on a New York subway train.