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Variety reports:

The Kazakh American Association is requesting the Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Directors Guild of America Awards and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards bar Sacha Baron Cohen’s “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” from awards consideration for what it deems racist portrayal of Kazakhs.

The petition follows a request to cancel the release of the Amazon Prime Video debut of the film Oct. 23.

The Virginia-based nonprofit organization dedicated to “preserving and promoting” Kazakh heritage and culture in the U.S. slammed the movie and Baron Cohen for adopting a Kazakh persona through his character, a nonsensical Kazakh journalist named Borat Sagdiyev.