Dare to call me Borat?!
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Editor’s Note: A Polish man who was called “Borat” has won a lawsuit for racial slander, reports neweurasia’s Avicenna. “Since calling somebody ‘Borat’ is now officially qualified as racial abuse, this may become a precedent to others using this downgrading term to Central Asians, in any other region of Great Britain,” he remarks. [Check out the rest of neweurasia's coverage of the ridiculous and otherwise sorry story of "Borat" by clicking here.]
This news made me feel so good: A Polish engineer, who was called Borat at work, has been awarded £2,250 (approximately $3,683) compensation after a tribunal ruled the nickname was racist, reports Daily Mail.
The panel found that Adrian Ruda was “degraded and humiliated” by the nickname given to him by a fellow worker in Wakefield, West Yorkshire.
Since calling somebody “Borat” is now officially qualified as racial abuse according to a Leeds tribunal, this may become a precedent to others using this downgrading term to Central Asians, in any other region of Great Britain; or even far beyond.
This could be an excellent example for my fellow countrymen sue all those who call them “Borat,” when they hear something like “Ah, you are from Kazakhstan! You are Borat!”
And even though it was a Polish man who won the case, this fact proves that British comedian Sasha Cohen, who made fun of Kazakhstan and its people, not to mention their neighbors “a***oles Uzbekistan”, as well as his symphathizers should note that the very next time he/they express his/their love to “Stans” by calling poeple from Central Asia “Borats,” there is a mechanism to charge him/them right away.