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Mon Oct 26, 2020, 11:04 PM

CPAC threatens legal action against 'Borat 2' production company over KKK scene

Hat tip, Borat himself, who is on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" right now.

CPAC Published 11 hours ago

CPAC threatens legal action against 'Borat 2' production company over KKK scene

Attorneys demand filmmakers 'immediately cease and desist from using any content filmed during CPAC in Borat 2'

By Ronn Blitzer | Fox News

The American Conservative Union (ACU), the organization behind the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), is threatening to sue the makers of the new film "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm" due to scenes shot at the 2020 conference earlier this year. ... In one scene, a character is shown entering the event dressed in a Ku Klux Klan-inspired outfit. ACU claims this falsely suggested that its organization and the KKK have aligning ideologies.

'BORAT 2' STAR SACHA BARON COHEN RESPONDS TO DONALD TRUMP'S CRITICISM OF THE FILM: 'I DON'T FIND YOU FUNNY'

"Any implication that KKK style hatred would be welcome at CPAC is false and malicious," attorneys for the ACU said in a letter to the film's star, Sacha Baron Cohen, and production company Four by Two Films. ... The letter demands that the filmmakers "immediately cease and desist from using any content filmed during CPAC in Borat 2 and its trailers[.]"

In the movie, which is a sequel to the 2006 hit comedy, Cohen's Borat character is depicted as walking through the CPAC venue's lobby in KKK garb, but according to the ACU and its attorneys, it was really another actor.

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Itís confirmed that the
@GaylordNational
indeed had a KKK at their establishment. We contacted them and ask that they address this with a public statement with their position. We was told that the Public Relations Director is off today.
@Marriott
doesnít feel this is of urgency.


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Reply CPAC threatens legal action against 'Borat 2' production company over KKK scene (Original post)
mahatmakanejeeves Oct 2020 OP
Bev54 Oct 2020 #1
Blue Owl Oct 2020 #2
SheltieLover Oct 2020 #3
The Velveteen Ocelot Oct 2020 #4
The Roux Comes First Oct 2020 #5
canuckledragger Oct 2020 #7
Freethinker65 Oct 2020 #6

Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 11:05 PM

1. LOL Snowflakes!! n/t

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 11:06 PM

2. Bring it, CPAC

They always lose these things...

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 11:09 PM

3. Doubt Borat is worried

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 11:16 PM

4. Truth is a defense to libel. CPAC and the KKK *do* have aligning ideologies.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #4)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 11:23 PM

5. Oh, Indeed!

Hence the defensiveness.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 03:18 AM

7. I just made a twitter post saying the same thing.

They're just whining that the truth was exposed.

I mean, it's pretty fucking obvious by now the KKK ideology is part of the CORE conservative republican ideology.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 11:51 PM

6. Doesn't matter who wore it. Did CPAC ask the Klansman to leave, did they ask him to stay, or...

Or did they pretend they did not notice like Jim Jordan in the College wrestling locker room?
Seems like quite an entrance.

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