There’s the integrity and bravery of “SA-positive” satirical cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro (Zapiro) and many others around the world… and then there’s the shamelessness and cowardice of Sacha Baron Cohen (Bruno).
Borat was mostly funny, Bruno amusing in places… but the Middle East is not one of those places. I’ll leave it to veteran Sky news journalist Tim Marshall to tell you why Sacha Baron Cohen has sunk to a new low.
Marshall is spot-on. And The New Yorker review of Bruno does hit it on the head: “.. you don’t see dumb humiliation. You see tough weathered types who have met many dunderheads in their time, and this fop is no different – he’s nothing to them, a speck, and they’ll brush him off the instant he leaves the room.”
Meanwhile, Cohen is guffawing all the way to the bank. Somebody, please hit this pathetic plonker on the head. Hard. And stick the vid on YouTube.