Obscene ‘Borat’ anthem mistakenly played for Kazakhstan athlete
“Borat” does it again, but this time it was organizers of a sports event in Kuwait and not Sacha Baron Cohen who slipped up.
The obscene anthem from the 2006 satirical film rather than the country’s true national anthem was played Thursday at an awards ceremony for a Kazakhstan athlete who had won a gold medal for shooting at the 10th Arab Shooting Championship, according to media reports.
Maria Dmitrienko remains calm in a video posted on YouTube (see above) while listening to lyrics from the made-up song that insults other countries and touts the country’s “clean prostitutes.” Toward the end of the ceremony, she leaves the stage smiling, possibly realizing what had happened.
Kazakhstan’s shooting team has demanded an apology. The Guardianreports organizers apparently downloaded the wrong song — and also got the Serbian anthem wrong too.
This isn’t the first time Kazakhstan’s national anthem was messed up. At a ski event in northern Kazakhstan earlier this month, a bit of “Livin’ La Vida Loca” by Ricky Martin was played briefly in error before the true anthem played, the Guardian story says.