Borat Victims Upset at Being Dumb

13 11 2006

 

 Last year, Haggerty agreed to be filmed for what he thought was a benign documentary on his client’s journey across America. He hurriedly signed a release form, was paid $400, and the lesson began.

As cameras rolled, his client told raunchy stories in garbled English and laughed heartily at the expense of handicapped people. “And then, I’m starting to smell a rat,” Haggerty told The Associated Press. “Each passing minute I’m going, `You know, this can’t be real.'”

Confused, he ended up playing along. He later figured out — thanks to his son, an HBO-watching college student — that he’d been duped.

Duped by Borat.

How wrong I was to think that they were all paid actors that were in on Borat!

Two of Cohen’s targets — fraternity boys who made drunken, insulting comments about women and minorities — are suing 20th Century Fox and three production companies. The lawsuit claims that a production crew took the students to a bar to “loosen up” before participating in what they were told would be a documentary to be shown outside of the United States, and that they signed waivers after drinking heavily. Studio spokesman Gregg Brilliant said the lawsuit “has no merit.”

I was 100% sure these guys were actors. But if they are really suing the production companies, then I guess they are 100% real. All the legal fees will take a big chunk out of the profits reeped by Borat, which kinda sucks. Although I really feel bad for some of the people “victimized” by Borat, especially the old Jewish couple.

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