Jacko too shocking for Bruno
Whodathunkit? It appears professional envelope-pusher Sacha Baron Cohen has a conscience.
Minutes before Thursday night’s US premiere of Bruno he decided to cut an entire scene from the movie, believing it to be in bad taste after Michael Jackson’s death.
In the scene, Baron Cohen’s mega-camp Austrian alter-ego Bruno is in an interview with LaToya when he mocks her brother by trying to find his number on her phone.
A studio source commented: “Even in the often-shocking comedy, jokes at the expense of the late Mr Jackson would have been in really poor taste.”
The scene will not be restored for the film’s worldwide release on the 10th of July. We can only keep our fingers crossed for it turning up on the DVD.