IN DEFENSE OF SACHA BARON COHEN’S RED CARPET JOKE ON RYAN SEACREST

We feel obliged to come to the defense of Sacha Baron Cohen’s red carpet hijinks. Far too many humorless people were actually HORRIFIED by Cohen’s stunt with Ryan Seacrest. Unfortunately for Sacha, it was not clear to E! TV viewers (or Ryan) what the gold urn carried by The Dictator was all about. The fact that it was supposed to contain the late North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il’s “ashes” was NOT clarified in advance to the ashes being “spilled” on Seacrest. So it wasn’t as funny as it COULD have been. As security dragged Cohen away, he shouted that when people ask Seacrest who he’s wearing he should say “Kim Jong-Il.” Viewers also missed that part. Ryan was annoyed, but regained his composure and described the powder as “Bisquick” although it appeared that the substance could easily be brushed off his jacket. (Ryan shouldn’t be a martyr – he ought to be flattered that Cohen selected HIM for the stunt.) An unnamed “A-list presenter” was later quoted as saying “It’s the Oscars, for God’s sake. It’s just not the time or the place!” HELLO – this is an award show for MOVIES, not a military funeral! More fun – related to movies – is what the show desperately needs, not more reverential worship of overpaid movie stars! Nice try, Sacha!

Posted by Janet on February 28, 2012

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  2. By Walt Cliff
    On February 28, 2012 at

    His characters are smart and clever but not appealing to mass audiences. He needs to lose the military outfits and unfamilar dialect.

  3. By dandilion
    On February 28, 2012 at

    He’s a disgusting unfunny man..

  4. By Seriously?
    On February 28, 2012 at

    Sacha Baron Cohen is not funny. Stop trying to make him happen.

  5. By Palermo
    On February 28, 2012 at

    He is like Robin Williams and Jim Carrey. Funny for about five seconds and then the rest is way too over the top.

  6. By tommy
    On February 28, 2012 at

    Screw that smirking liar gaycrest. He deserves a lot worse for the young girls he’s damaged by foisting the Kardashian whores on the world.

  7. By Christine India
    On February 28, 2012 at

    tommy: Amen, brother, amen and amen.

  8. By Kitty
    On February 28, 2012 at

    I can’t stand SBC and I never could. He’s a pig and he’s not funny at all!

  9. By Dragonfly
    On February 28, 2012 at

    This is pure crap. I hope SBC is banned from any more public appearances in character for the rest of his life. Borat was funny. Now it’s just a yawn fest.

  10. By Me
    On February 28, 2012 at

    All the USA needs is some entitled “actor” ahole acting at our expense disrespectful to an adversary such as North Korea to be “funny”… Americans think they are so untouchable and safe. No wonder other countries get ticked off…

  11. By Jeff
    On February 28, 2012 at

    Dummies!
    Seabiscuit obviously was in on the gag.
    Watch his non-reaction when it happens.

  12. By forrest gump
    On February 28, 2012 at

    he was a true fan of khadaffi…..

  13. By Hillary's Duff
    On February 28, 2012 at

    What’s worse. Jewish SBC getting free publicity from the ‘Academy’ or Israel unilaterally dragging the planet into WW3?

  14. By Mel Zipskin
    On February 29, 2012 at

    PR stunt. It was funny.

    So, Mrs SBC has had enough of him and is thinking of hitting the door. Can’t say I blame her he appears to have one hell of an ego.

  15. By Denise
    On February 29, 2012 at

    I think you’re wrong Janet. I watched the E! red carpet show and heard him tell Seacrest that he brought Kim Jong-Il to the Oscars because he wanted to be thrown on Halle Berry’s chest, but since she wasn’t there, oops, onto Seacrest. Seacrest said he saw the jar coming closer and closer and knew something was going to happen.

  16. By Hello
    On February 29, 2012 at

    Maybe it means iseral is coming for the north koreans next and the ashes represent its people?

    I haven’t seen it, but it was a bit much.

  17. By Susan
    On February 29, 2012 at

    It wasn’t funny and he isn’t funny and the Oscars wasn’t the place for that either.

  18. By Susan
    On February 29, 2012 at

    That was more like an MTV movie awards stunt.

  19. By Fabu
    On February 29, 2012 at

    Ok, that was a disgusting stunt… I can’t stand that Sacha and I do think it was in really bad taste.

  20. By dark sided
    On February 29, 2012 at

    Janet,Sacha is a duchebag!He is annoying and not funny.

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