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Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Bigotry and Brüno

Sacha Baron Cohen’s film Brüno, which is about a gay fashion journalist, has been banned in predominantly Muslim Malaysia for its gay sex scenes and depiction of gay life.

The movie’s already been banned in Ukraine for the same reason.

A spokeswoman for Malaysia’s film censorship board has told the Press Association, “It’s banned because the story is based on gay life [. . .] There are a lot of sex scenes. It’s contrary to our brainless, primitive bigotry.”

Sorry, those last three words should read “culture”. A mere typographical error on my part.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think it goes beyond typographical.

That said, we're seeing the fruit cakes come out of the woodwork lately. It's just too easy to ridicule them.