“Bruno” Banned In Ukraine

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Babs Walters isn’t the only person who hates Bruno….

Bruno, Sacha Baron Cohen’s controversial comedy, has been banned in the Ukraine. The film about a gay Austrian fashion reporter will not be shown int he conservative former Soviet nation due to its scenes of nudity and homosexual sex, the culture ministry said on Wednesday.

On Wednesday, culture ministry commission concluded Bruno included an “artistically unjustified exhibition of sexual organs and sexual relations, homosexual acts in a blatantly graphic form, obscene language, sadism, anti-social behaviour which could damage the moral upbringing of our citizens.”

In 2006, Ukraine banned Borat, Cohen’s satire aimed at demasking bigotry and anti-Semitism in the United States.

Bruno, which opened in North American theaters Friday, was the No. 1 movie in America last weekend.