Borat anthem played by mistake at medals ceremony

Gold medalist Dmitrienko listens solemnly to fake anthem after Kuwaiti organizers mistakenly download wrong version.

By REUTERS
March 24, 2012 10:15
Borat singing fake Kazakhstan national anthem

Borat national anthem 370. (photo credit: Screenshot)

 
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Kazakhstan's shooting team demanded an apology after a spoof national anthem from the comedy film Borat was played instead of the real one at a medal ceremony in Kuwait, the BBC reported on Friday.



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The team's coach told Kazakh media the organizers of the Kuwait tournament had downloaded the parody from the internet by mistake and had also got the Serbian national anthem wrong.

Footage of Thursday's original ceremony shows gold medalist Maria Dmitrienko listening solemnly to the anthem before smiling. The ceremony was later rerun.

The spoof anthem, from the movie featuring British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, praises Kazakhstan for its superior potassium exports and for having the cleanest prostitutes in the region.

The parody anthem, as is the case throughout the film movie, also contains anti-Semitic slogans, with references made to "Jewtown."



Jpost.com staff contributed to this report

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