Friday, November 10, 2006

Frat Boys Sue Borat

You knew this was coming, CNN reports that "humiliated frat boys sue over Borat portrayal":

Two fraternity boys want to make lawsuit against "Borat" over their drunken appearance in the hit movie.

The legal action filed Thursday on their behalf claims they were duped into appearing in the spoof documentary "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan," in which they made racist and sexist comments on camera.

The young men "engaged in behavior that they otherwise would not have engaged in," the lawsuit says.

This was actually one of the most painful parts of the movie for me (and there were many). I was quite disappointed with the ease in which Americans got caught up in Borat's bigotry and racism (which unbeknownst to the Americans was a joke) and ended up mirroring his prejudices with their own statements of discrimination.

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