Cancel tradition has merely gone too far.
Sacha Baron Cohen has officially canceled his beloved — however controversial — satirical characters.
Sunday evening on the MTV Movie & TV Awards, the 49-year-old filmmaker was honored with the Comedic Genius gong, bringing his characters Ali G, Borat Sagdiyev, Bruno Gehard and Admiral General Aladeen alongside for the event — and making the manager determination to finish his categorically un-PC schticks.
Following an introduction by Seth Rogen, who applauded the British satirist for “reveal[ing] the truth about the human condition by utilizing brilliant wit and sharp, insightful commentary,” Cohen and the gang accepted — and fought over — the award through a pre-recorded speech.
“Thank you Prince Harry,” the Kazakh broadcaster started. “I’m very excited to be on this brand-new music television channel.”
“I’m very happy to be accepting this cup of gold teeth instead of Sacha Baron Cohen and will put it in our national museum along with other treasure we have confiscated from Jews,” Borat continued. “High five!”
Then, chavvish movie star correspondent Ali G entered the body. “We should be accepting this award, not you. I was the original gangster. The OG,” he interrupted.
The well-acquainted pair briefly caught up over Borat’s return in the acclaimed “Subsequent Moviefilm,” as Ali G complained that it was “wack.”
“The only good bit was in that hotel room when that fly honey in the blue dress was about to be boned by Rudi Guli-Andrews. Then you come in and ruin it,” he stated.
Then, Cohen himself arrived to take what’s rightfully his, however not earlier than dragging Ali G for being a “white suburban kid who’s coo-opting black culture.”
“I created you,” stated Cohen. “You created me? That is typical white privilege innit?” Ali G responded earlier than exiting the body.
“Thank you MTV; to the millions of fans out there who voted for me, I salute you. This is yours, I’d be nothing without you. I’m so humbled by this. I’m just a human being creating complex nuanced characters — sophisticated tools to expose …”
Cohen ekes out a couple of traces of gratitude earlier than Bruno seems, carrying a pink unitard with one ghastly appendage hanging from the entrance: “Did somebody say they want me to expose my sophisticated tool?”
“You’re ruining this,” stated Cohen. “You can’t say that stuff unless you’re exposing homophobia with real people.”
Bruno briefly gabs over lacking BTS and craving “Korean barbecue” earlier than Cohen turns to the digicam and declares to the viewers: “Before anyone else does it, I am officially canceling myself — I was actually really looking forward to this after losing the Oscar. You can f - - king keep it,” he stated, in reference to his 2021 Academy Awards nomination for Best Supporting Actor in “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” in addition to Best Adapted Screenplay for the “Borat” sequel — each of which Cohen misplaced.
Exasperated, Cohen walks away from the rostrum as Bruno takes the Golden Popcorn award for himself and thanks his “wundebar glam squad.” In the final seconds, Admiral General Aladeen seems earlier than the tape was lower.
Cohen was nominated for 3 awards that evening: Best Movie and Best Duo with Maria Bakalova for “Borat, as well as Best Performance in a Movie for “The Trial of the Chicago 7.”
The actor and comic has already vowed to retire the character of Borat during the Golden Globes earlier this year, revealing to audiences that it was “probably the most dangerous project I had to work on,” he stated. “The gray suit is locked up and not coming out again.”