Will Borat turn Kazakhstan in to the new Norfolk ?
The launch and press coverage of the new Borat film has shown lots of American's being made to look stupid, but it is the people of Kazakhstan that are most angry about the film.
The impression the film gives of the Kazakh people is that they are in to rape, prostitution and incest whilst cars are pulled by horses and anti-Semtism is rife. Whilst this is all very amusing, I have some sympathy with the Kazakhs. As a Norfolk person, we have had a bad rap for years also.
This backward, inbred view is what some of the press, comedians, some bloggers and others like to make about Norfolk, again this is totally untrue (although Recess Monkey showed his stupidity by actually believing his own spin), but is it something we have to endure.
So, I would say to Kazakhstan, if it's not true, smile and accept the publicity gratefully, whilst I would say to Borat, if your film takes the flak and jokes away from Norfolk, well done !