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Old 03-24-2012, 06:17 AM
Borat's Kazahk National Anthem played at Medal ceremony.

Ooh er, somebody dropped a bit of a clanger here.

From The Guardian/Telegraph


Kazakhstan's shooting team was taken by surprise when a spoof national anthem from the film Borat was used at a medal ceremony in Kuwait.

The team demanded an apology after Maria Dmitrienko was played the obscene song, which features lyrics about prostitutes and potassium exports, as she received her gold medal.

A video posted on YouTube shows Dmitrienko on the podium, her hand on her heart, looking perplexed as the song begins to play. She appears to see the funny side and is smiling by the end.

The blunder apparently occurred after the event's organisers downloaded the parody from the internet by mistake. They also got the Serbian anthem wrong.

An apology was issued and the ceremony staged again.

The spoof song was taken from Sacha Baron Cohen's 2006 film, "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan", in which Kazakhs are portrayed as inbred racists.

It includes the lines: "Kazakhstan's prostitutes cleanest in the region/Except of course Turkmenistan's."

The incident was the second in the space of a few weeks involving a slip-up over Kazakhstan's anthem at a sporting event.

Earlier this month, stunned officials opening a ski event in northern Kazakhstan were blasted with a few bars of Ricky Martin's Livin' la Vida Loca instead of the national tune.

Those lyrics in full,

Kazakhstan greatest country in the world.
All other countries are run by little girls.
Kazakhstan number one exporter of potassium.
Other countries have inferior potassium.

Kazakhstan home of Tinshein swimming pool.
Itís length thirty meter and width six meter.
Filtration system a marvel to behold.
It remove 80 percent of human solid waste.

Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan you very nice place.
From Plains of Tarashek to Norther fence of Jewtown.
Kazakhstan friend of all except Uzbekistan.
They very nosey people with bone in their brain.

Kazakhstan industry best in the world.
We incented toffee and trouser belt.
Kazakhstanís prostitutes cleanest in the region.
Except of course Turkmenistanís

Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan you very nice place.
From Plains of Tarashek to Norther fence of Jewtown.
Come grasp the might phenis of our leader.
From junction with the testes to tip of its face!
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Old 03-24-2012, 07:09 AM
It is a pretty hilarious mix up. One that I am glad the athlete saw humor in! On the flip, I COULD see how officials could be pissed about it! But, it is a comical mix up, and if a similar event happened to me (I don't know how or what that would be!) I would handle it like the athlete did and see the humor in it!
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Old 03-24-2012, 08:39 AM
Sorry about the misspelling in the title.

I'm glad she took it in good humour as well...it's a very silly mix up though, slapped wrists all round!
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Old 03-25-2012, 03:13 PM
Pretty funny

Hell, if I won a medal, I'd want them to play the "Team America" theme.

"America: fuck yeah!"
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Old 03-30-2012, 02:43 PM
Yeahhhhhhhhh That's a shame. I am sure someone was beheaded for that.
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Old 03-30-2012, 06:56 PM
I can't help but wonder if this truly was an 'accident.'
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