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Sacha Baron Cohen’s alter ego mourns Kim Jong Il

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In true “Borat” fashion, Sasha Baron Cohen has decided to toe the line of propriety and release a statement about Kim Jong Il’s death… as the main character from his new movie, The Dictator. The statement, which was faxed to The Huffington Post, reads as follows:

I am saddened to learn of the passing of my dear friend Kim Jong-Il. Our thoughts go out to his wife and 813 children.”K-Jo” was a great leader, good friend and average double’s badminton partner. He died as he lived, in 3 inch lifts. An extraordinary man, he did so much to spread compassion, wisdom and uranium throughout the world.

On behalf of myself, Ahmadinejad, Chavez, and Newt Gingrich, we would like to welcome his son, Kim Jon-Un into the “Axis of Evil”

Oh, my. So many different ways that this could be offensive. Mocking the dead? Hating on Gringrich? Let’s just go for the fact that Cohen now fancies himself a dictator that mocks eulogizes real-life tyrants.

Also, here’s a copy of the actual fax:

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