Borat, the "Kazakhi journalist" created by Sacha Baron Cohen, is upsetting people both near and far. His movie, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, has already angered Kazakhstan officials and now it seems it has upset a former television producer for WAPT in Jackson, Mississippi.
According to Newsweek, Dharma Arthur is claiming that booking Borat on a live noon news show cost her job. While on the show and subsequently in the movie Borat makes scatological references, kisses the male anchor, stands up so hes out of the screen, and then disrupts the weather report. Arthur, as quoted in Newsweek: Because of [Baron Cohen], my boss lost faith in my abilities and second-guessed everything I did thereafter.
It must be one hell of a movie.