Sacha Baron Cohen seems to have used the Saturday split of a US presidential debate to promote Borat 2 via a fake Kazakhstani Twitter account to share a good ol’ teaser.
Sacha Baron Cohen appears to have used the Saturday dispersion of a US presidential debate to promote Borat 2 by using a fake Kazakhstani Twitter account to share a lil’ teaser.
If you want to promote a mockumentary film on the end of an empire, you could tie it to a real-life demonstration of its decline.
The 35-second clip, posted to a fake ‘Republic of Kazakhstan’ account, celebrated US President Donald Trump for his “victory” over Democratic Party challenger Joe Biden.
Congratulations to the great friend of Kazakh people [Donald Trump] for winning the debate today!
For a strong premier who always placed America and Kazakhstan first Immense and Amazing Results!
The trailer was posted on Facebook or Twitter before the debate even started. Pretty Boratesque.
The clip itself riffs on the protest marched by football player Colin Kaepernick in the national anthem, Trump’s hesitation in making the military draft and his friendship with the paedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
It also mentioned the coronavirus pandemic and the US death toll, which has exceeded 200,000.
The teaser states: “350 million Americans still alive because of Trump.
Congratulations to the great friend of Kazakhs for winning the debate today! Impressive and astonishing result for a strong Prime Minister who always put America and Kazakhstan first!
— Republic of Kazakhstan??????? (@KazakhstanGovt)
Deadline confirmed yesterday that Amazon Studios has secured the rights to the Borat sequel with the intention of airing it late October – a matter of days before the presidential elections on November 3.
This year Borat followed this, with Baron Cohen and his crew working around and in various coronavirus restrictions.
In May, Baron Cohen appeared to muggle into a right-wing rally in the state of Washington and used the opportunity to lead a racist and conspiratorial singalong.