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On June 14, 2006 Dieudonné was sentenced to a penalty of 4,500 Euro for defamation after having called a prominent Jewish television presenter a "secret donor of the child-murdering Israeli army".
On November 15, 2007, an appellate court convicted him to a 5,000 Euro fine because he had treated "the Jews" as "slave traders" after being attacked in his theater le Théâtre de la Main d'Or.
On 26 June 2008, he was sentenced in the last judicial instance to a 7,000 Euro fine for his designation of the media exploitation of the Holocaust as "memorial pornography".
On 27 February 2009 he was fined 75,000 Canadian dollars in Montreal for defamatory statements with anti-semitic undertones against the singer and actor Patrick Bruel.
On 26 March 2009 Dieudonné was sentenced to a total of 3,000 Euros for defamation after having criticised Elisabeth Schemla, a Jewish journalist who ran the now defunct Proche-Orient.Info website. He declared on 31 May 2005 that the website wanted to "eradicate Dieudonné from the audiovisual landscape" and had said of him that "he's an anti-semite, he's the son of Hitler, he will exterminate everyone".
On 27 October 2009, he was sentenced to a fine of 10,000 Euros for "public insult of people of Jewish faith or origin" related to his show with Robert Faurisson.
On 8 June 2010, he was sentenced to a fine of 10,000 € for defamation towards the International League against Racism and Anti-Semitism, which he had called "a mafia-like association that organizes censorship".
Originally posted by jeantherapy
reply to post by satron
Could just be that Cohen has been doing it so long that nobody is surprised, so that when an unfunny person like Ashton Kutcher tries it now, having not tried it before, he just looks like an ass. Could also be that Cohen is European and Kutcher is a yank, people from the US aren't always so popular across the world.
Originally posted by Gwampo
I love borat!
But for some reason, the entertainment industry appears to truly enjoy ridiculing “brown” people, Arabs and Indians, and has no qualms about casting people not of our heritage to portray us. Indeed, just last week Popchips snack company found itself embroiled in a controversy because an ad showed Ashton Kutcher playing an Indian character in brownface, similar to what Cohen is doing in “The Dictator.”
Originally posted by skitzspiricy
reply to post by samsamm9
Satire ... Heard of it?
Satire is primarily a literary genre or form, although in practice it can also be found in the graphic and performing arts. In satire, vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings are held up to ridicule, ideally with the intent of shaming individuals, and society itself, into improvement. Although satire is usually meant to be funny, its greater purpose is often constructive social criticism, using wit as a weapon.
It's funny really. The reaction in the OP, is likely just the kind of reaction he's after.
I haven't seen his new film, but his charcaters are meant to shock.
From Ali-G to Borat to Bruno. These characters are meant to bring out and show the ignorance, bigotry and idiocy in our society.
edit on 18-5-2012 by skitzspiricy because: (no reason given)