Piss off an activist — go see “Bruno”
After an exhaustive and controversial production proccess, Sacha Baron Cohen and UNIVERSAL are finally set to unleash BRUNO onto the multiplex — and gay groups are reacting with “deeply mixed” emotions!
“Some people in our community may like this movie, but many are not going to be OK with it,” Rashad Robinson, senior director for the GAY AND LESBIAN ALLIANCE AGAINST DEFAMATION, tells the NEW YORK TIMES in a planned Sunday expose.
“Sacha Baron Cohen’s well-meaning attempt at satire is problematic in many places and outright offensive in others.”
Brad Luna, a spokesman for HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN, warns the movie should come with disclaimer:
“We strongly feel that Sacha Baron Cohen and UNIVERSAL PICTURES have a responsibility to remind the viewing public right there in the theater that this is intended to expose homophobia.”
So this is what the Human Rights Campaign does with its time.
Boycott the HRC!