BSC deems thesp's new guise mocked disabled

LONDON — Ali G creator Sacha Baron Cohen has been criticized by the Broadcasting Standards Commission after he was deemed to have mocked the disabled in his new guise as Bruno, an outrageous Austrian fashionista.

BSC upheld complaints that an episode of “Ali G in da USA” had “exceeded acceptable boundaries” when Bruno mimicked a person with disabilities and asked fashion bizzers if they “had ever considered using disabled models but with ‘normal’ clothes.”

Broadcaster Channel 4 said “the series had an established reputation for provocative and risque adult humor.” It added that the comments “were intended to highlight the industry’s obsession with the perfect body.”

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