Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm is a 2020 UK / USA comedy by Jason Woliner. Starring Sacha Baron Cohen, Maria Bakalova and Mike Pence.
Follow-up film to the 2006 comedy centering on the
real-life adventures of a fictional Kazakh television journalist named Borat.
The film poster for Borat 2 is generating a little hype in France over the sequel's official worldwide poster. The poster features a reclining Borat, naked
save for a mankini fashioned from a coronavirus face mask. It seems that a few French Muslims have got themselves worked up over Borat's ring which is engraved with the Arabic word "Allah."
Social media posts seem to target the French
authorities for provocation and insulting Islam .
However the authorities are responding in support of free speech. In response to requests by bus drivers to remove the Borat 2 poster from the side of buses, the Paris transport authority
(RATP) has stated it would under no circumstances take this campaign off our network. RATP also denied social media claims alleging the Borat 2 poster led to stoning attacks on buses over Halloween weekend.
One area where the Borat 2
posters were removed from buses is the TICE network in the southern suburb of Ã?vry. The area has a large Muslim immigrant population. TICE management claimed the posters were not removed because of complaints but because the organization deemed the
offbeat humour on display to be inappropriate for public transportation.
Update: Kazakh community calls for Borat sequel to be banned from awards consideration
The Kazakh American Association wants Borat Subsequent Moviefilm banned from awards consideration.
The campaign group which is dedicated to preserving and promoting Kazakhstan's heritage and culture in the US - has hit out at Sacha
Baron Cohen's sequel for an alleged racist portrayal, and called on the Academy Awards, Golden Globes, Directors Guild of America and BAFTAs to bar the comedy.
A letter, which is co-signed by the Hollywood Film Academy and Council on
American-Islamic Relations, spouts:
The Kazakh community worldwide is underrepresented and inherently vulnerable. Our nation is still recovering from an oppressive colonial past, which is why we do not have substantial
Sacha Baron Cohen understands this fact and exploits Kazakhstan by hijacking our ethnic identity, whitewashing us by portraying us as Eastern Europeans, and inciting harassment toward Kazakh people worldwide.
Our people report countless cases of sexual and physical harassment as well as bullying due to the Borat franchise.
Parents Television Council is a US moralist campaign group. It writes:
The Parents Television Council called out Disney for allowing blatant sexual harassment to occur on ABC's The Bachelorette in its October 20th episode rated
TV-PG. The male contestants on the show were forced to strip during a dodgeball game, with some contestants expressing clear discomfort.
PTC President Tim Winter said:
contestants to strip naked sounds like it would come at the direction of Harvey Weinstein, not from Walt Disney-owned ABC. Such programming is outrageously tone-deaf, especially as Hollywood continues its reckoning in the #MeToo era. If anyone in a
position of authority in corporate America asked his/her employees to strip in order to keep their jobs, the executive would be fired. But Disney not only enables The Bachelorette to do just that, it promotes the show, rates the program as appropriate
for young children (TV-PG), and ostensibly encourages -- and even celebrates -- blatant sexual harassment.
Disney's corporate schizophrenia is astonishing. While it adds warning slates in front of its
classic movies about culturally insensitive content, the company is more than comfortable fostering sexually exploitative content without any such consideration. We call on Disney and the producers behind The Bachelorette immediately to cease this -- and
any other demonstration -- of sexual harassment, and to stop asking audiences to be entertained by it.
The Christian moralist campaign group One Million Moms has taken issue with woke advertising for Oreo biscuits. The group writes:
Oreo and parent company, Mondelez International, have begun airing a gay pride commercial which has
absolutely nothing to do with selling cookies. Mondelez International is attempting to normalize the LGBTQ lifestyle by using their commercials, such as the most recent Oreo ad featuring a lesbian couple, to brainwash children and adults alike by
The ad has a daughter going home to see her family and brings her lesbian lover with her. The commercial focuses on the mother approving of her daughter's girlfriend, but the father is hesitant and has
reservations. He later has a change of heart and even displays his acceptance of her lifestyle by painting his picket fence in rainbow colors to further show his approval. The advertisement ends with: A loving world starts with a loving home. Followed
by: Show you're a proud parent #PROUDPARENT. And the final statement: In collaboration with PFLAG. Oreoproudparent.com.
PFLAG is the United States' first and largest organization uniting parents, families, and allies with people
who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer. PFLAG National is the national organization, which provides support to the PFLAG network of over 400 local chapters. Founded in New York City, New York, with their headquarters based in Washington,
D.C., PFLAG is the most visible group showing support for LGBTQ youth and acceptance of this lifestyle.
When we purchase Mondelez International products then we are helping fund and support PFLAG. In 2011, the popular snack-food
company Nabisco became known as Mondelez International. Its most popular brands in the United States are Oreo, belVita, Chips Ahoy!, Cadbury Dairy Milk, Honey Maid, Halls, Philadelphia, Ritz, Sour Patch Kids, Triscuit, Trident gum, and Wheat Thins.
Habit is a 2020 USA film by Janell Shirtcliff. Starring Bella Thorne, Bria Vinaite and Paris Jackson.
The casting of Jackson, a model and actor who is the daughter of the late pop star
Michael Jackson, opposite Bella Thorne and musician Gavin Rossdale in the film was announced in April .
The plot synopsis suggests that Thorne plays a street smart party girl with a Jesus fetish [who] gets mixed up in a violent drug deal and finds
a possible way out by masquerading as a nun. Jackson's gender-bending take on the religious figure was reported to include a nose ring, tousled waves and a traditional robe.
Echoing PC rules that selectively ban actors from playing roles based on a
different ethnicity ('blackface'), the petitioners claim that it is unacceptable for a female to play a male role.The petitioners denounce the film as Christianophobic garbage, and call for the film to be banned. The petition has attracted about
The petition, which names Warner Bros and Lionsgate as its targets, claims that Jackson will play Jesus as a lesbian, though there is no mention of this in any publicly available reports of the film. The petition also claims the
film is blasphemous.
The project previously sparked protest from a christian organisation called One Million Moms , which claimed the film was sacrilegious and ridicules people of faith. It has started its own petition which has attracted
about 69,000 signatures.
Perenniel whinger Rajan Zed has called Sheffield's Neepsend Brew Co. to apologize and withdraw its Hanuman beer claiming it to be highly inappropriate.
Hindu campaigner Zed said that inappropriate usage of sacred Hindu deities or concepts or symbols
or icons for commercial or other agenda was not okay as it hurt the devotees. He said that that Lord Hanuman was highly revered in Hinduism and was meant to be worshipped in temples or home shrines and not to be used in selling beer for mercantile
intent. Moreover, linking Lord Hanuman with an alcoholic beverage was very disrespectful.
Neepsend Brew Co. has apologized after Hindus protested over its Hanuman Beer.
Gavin Martin, Director/Head Brewer of Neepsend Brew Co wrote to Rajan Zed:
Thank you for bringing this to our attention and we of course apologise for any offence we have caused. Though ignorance isn't an excuse we
certainly didn't mean any deliberate insult or disrespect by using the name...we'll be sure to research beer names more thoroughly in the future to avoid something like this happening again.
The US anti-porn campaigners Morality in Media (who now misleadingly name themselves as the National Centre on Sexual Exploitation) have been calling on international payment companies to censor the adult tube sites, most notably Pornhub. The group has
set up an international branch and recruited a few unknown morality campaign groups from around the world. Haley McNamara, director of the international branch writes in a letter to major payment companies:
Major credit card companies
continue to provide infrastructure to the exploitative pornography industry. As international anti-exploitation leaders, we urgently call on these financial institutions to cease processing payments and thereby refuse to aid human rights violations
We believe this decision would be in line with your corporate ethical commitment to processing legal purchases, and that it will advance your reputation by refusing profits from sexual violence, incest, sex trafficking, child sexual
abuse material, and other exploitation.
The pornography industry does not judge or verify consent in any videos on their sites, let alone live webcam videos. Tragically, this has resulted in worldwide cases of rape, child sexual
abuse, sex trafficking, and non-consensually shared pornography (or 'revenge porn') being uploaded onto mainstream pornography websites.
Further, we know that mainstream pornography is promoting themes of incest, rape, racism, sex
with youth, and sexual violence against women, which warps many users' sexual and neurological development. It is time for mainstream companies to stop propping up an industry that is inherently built on sexual exploitation.
The US campaign group Morality in Media, which now calls itself the National Center for Sexual Exploitation as if it was some sort of state institution, has whinged at the video games distribution platform, Steam.
The group complains that
Steam allows multiple games on the platform portraying sexual violence, including Mirror, Love Vibe: Aria, My Servant and the Stranger Astensia, and House Party.
The platform made a June 2018 decision to minimise
censorship and allow all types of games except for ones that are illegal, or straight up trolling.
Morality in Media particularly points out:
Mirror that depicts rape scenes and even has a meter to measure the amount of pain and discomfort being inflicted by the player,
My Servant and the Stranger Astensia that promotes rape scenes and sexual harassment, and
that contains nudity, sex via intoxication, blackmail and deception. Steam has reportedly updated House Party to censor nudity, MiM added.
Executive Director of MiM Dawn Hawkins said in a statement:
Parents need to know that these games normalize the sexual use, and often abuse, of others. When video games include sexually graphic and degrading themes,
the user is not only a voyeur but an active participant in staging the scene. Steam should immediately change its policies to stop hosting such sexually explicit material,
To make matters worse, since Steam implemented an
'anything goes' policy with few exceptions, sexually exploitative games on Steam have skyrocketed, going from just over 700 games tagged for the keyword nudity in 2017 to now 3,911 in 2020.
Eternals is a 2020 USA action Sci-Fi fantasy by Chloé Zhao. Starring Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden and Salma Hayek.
Following the events of Avengers: Endgame (2019), an
unexpected tragedy forces the Eternals, ancient aliens who have been living on Earth in secret for thousands of years, out of the shadows to reunite against mankind's most ancient enemy, the Deviants.
One Million Moms is a US morality
campaign group. It has called for the boycott of an upcoming Marvel Studios movie because it features an openly gay superhero. The Eternals is said to an include a kiss between superhero Phastos and his husband.
The movie's release is still eight
months away, but the campaigners getting early. The group wrote:
Warning! An upcoming Marvel Studios movie will include a homosexual superhero and a same-sex kiss in the film The Eternals , set to hit theaters on
November 6. One Million Moms needs your help to make sure as many people as possible are aware of Marvel pushing the LGBTQ agenda on families in the upcoming superhero movie The Eternals , which will be distributed by Walt Disney Studios.
Marvel has decided to be politically correct instead of providing family friendly programming. Marvel should stick to entertaining, not pushing an agenda. As moms, we all want to know when Marvel is attempting
to desensitize our family by normalizing the LGBTQ lifestyle.
Parents TV Council is a US moralist campaign. The group is clearly impressed by The Witcher on Netflix and is kindly spreading the message. The group writes:
The Parents Television Council is warning families about the graphic
content found in Netflix's The Witcher , a new fantasy drama based on a book series and video game that is being compared to HBO's Game of Thrones .
Using filtering data from VidAngel, the PTC found that across eight
episodes of the first season of The Witcher, viewers would hear 207 instances of profanity; witness 417 scenes of violence; and be subjected to 271 instances of sex, nudity and other sexual content -- around 100 instances of adult content per one hour
PTC Program Director Melissa Henson said:
While families might be drawn to a fantasy-themed TV show, The Witcher is decidedly not family-friendly given the new data highlighting the
explicit content viewers can see. From frequent nudity to graphic violence, The Witcher is certainly comparable to Game of Thrones with respect to adult content, most of which appears gratuitous. We hope that Netflix and other streaming services come to
realize that needless explicit adult content isn't usually what viewers seek.
Netflix should also offer content filtering options for families who might be interested in watching The Witcher -- but without the adult
content. That's a win-win solution for families and for Netflix, and crucial to Netflix's long-term growth strategy.
The Christian morality campaign group has had a beef about a Burger King advert where a customers says he's a 'damn fool' being deceived about a faux beef Whopper. The group complains:
Burger King is airing a commercial that uses
profanity to advertise its Impossible Whopper -- a burger made from plants instead of beef.
The language in the commercial is offensive, and it's sad that this once family restaurant has made yet another deliberate decision to
produce a controversial advertisement instead of a wholesome one.
In the Burger King commercial that is currently airing on TV, customers' responses are being videoed as they taste-test the Impossible Whopper. One man is
completely shocked that the burger is not beef, so he uses word 'damn' to describe how he feels about himself for being deceived by the taste of the burger.
One Million Moms finds this highly inappropriate. When responding to the
taste test, he didn't have to curse. Or if, in fact, it was a real and unscripted interview in which the man was not an actor, then Burger King could have simply chosen to edit the profanity out of the commercial.
Impossible Whopper ad is irresponsible and tasteless. It is extremely destructive and damaging to impressionable children viewing the commercial. We all know children repeat what they hear.
This ad is airing during prime time,
when families are likely watching. Burger King should be more responsible in its marketing decisions. Let the fast-food restaurant know that as a parent and a customer you are disgusted by its recent marketing choices.