Sacha Baron Cohen offers to pay fines for mankini offenders

Carla Harmon
November 22, 2017

Sacha Baron Cohen has offered to pay the fines for six Czech tourists arrested in Kazakhstan for wearing mankinis made famous in Cohen's 2006 movie "Borat".

Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen stepped in to pay the fines of the six pals after they chose to change into the lime green swimwear and black wigs made famous by his fictional Kazakh journalist. "Send me your details and proof that it was you, and I'll pay your fine".

The six tourists from the Czech Republic were detained by police on November 15 for posing for photos in public while they visited Kazakhstan's capital city, Astana. He then listed the email address: arrestedforwearingyourmankini@gmail.com.


"With the release of this film, the number of visas issued by Kazakhstan grew tenfold", Yerzhan Kazykhanov announced.

To my Czech mates who were arrested.

Kazakhstani social media users on Instagram and Facebook argued whether the men should have been arrested or not for dishonoring the country of Kazakhstan.


Discussing about his mockumentary films "Borat! and "Bruno" - in which he played a flamboyant Austrian fashion journalist - Sacha said: "I miss those roles but can not do them as I have responsibility for my family".

A user called Fantomas said: "I bet they were afraid to fine them for more money, if it was a local person he would have been in prison already".


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