Throw The Jew Down The Well
Who doesn’t love a bit of controversy in their music? On an episode of Ali G, comedian (and all-around prankster) Sacha Baron Cohen donned his Borat persona and begun an investigation of country music. Heading down to Tucson, Arizona (a racist state if any like it), he managed to debut “In My Country There Is Problem” at a country music club. The kicker to this whole kerfuffle is that Borat even got much of the club’s patronage to cheer and sing along with the tune as well. Never mind the fact that Sacha Baron Cohen is also Jewish, but as Borat he managed to wrangle people in on the joke he wanted to express. But, was his depiction of Jews only loving money and having horns offensive? Or just a cleverly performed joke?