The man behind the character known as Ali G made a call for greater diversity at the Oscars on Sunday night.
Ali G was there on the occasion of the Oscars. The man who is actually none other than Sacha Baron Cohen was bully for diversity at the event.
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The British comedian who is a laugh riot represented the country bumpkin Borat in one of his most memorable and funniest of movies.
He is known for his wild sense of humor and twisted mind which produces insults and wisecracks at the rate of a hundred miles an hour.
While introducing the Best Picture Nominee for the film Room, Sacha spoke out about something that was serious in nature and about which joking alone would not do.
People of all colors ought to be represented at the platform that was the Oscars, he said. The rainbow colors of mankind had a place at the event. Sacha spoke in the capacity of an aspiring White rap artist.
This was a little too offbeat for the audience which looked on with awkwardness. Olivia Wilde, who happened to be the co-presenter alongside Sacha, simply smiled in an odd way.
The Brit comedian may have gone too far this time around. His sense of humor has its biting wit that rubs many people the wrong way. In the capacity of Ali G, he expatiated on how there were no Oscar awards for The Minions.
Sacha Baron Cohen mentioned the fact that he was representing people like Will Smith, Idris Elba and of all the denizens of the earth, Darth Vader.
This was in reference to Darth Vader’s black color. The man raised a hand in support of all the diverse individuals of society and said that this was for them.
It looks like the subtext of Ali G’s message was that black and yellow actors were to be given a chance to come to the top too. Whites ought not to rule the roost so selfishly.
The rest had as much of a right to representation as the majority. Sacha’s brand new character upset quite a few of the touchy subjects in the audience that was present.
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However, we must remember that in a society built on lies, speaking the truth (even in a jocular form) is a revolutionary act. Two thumbs up for Ali G!