A Bruno impostor hijacked the Sydney premiere. Pulling up in a hot pink Hummer limo, dressed in what looks to be a Midwestern teenager in summer school’s thrift store approximation of what gay people look like*, the impostor stormed the waiting stage with a bullhorn and a bevvy of bikini babes to shout vaguely homophobic “jokes” as a promotional gimmick for a…new sauce…at a chain of Portuguese-style family restaurants? Australia is weird. All those Silverchair concerts fucked everybody up.

Video evidence of the stunt now carefully edited into an advertisement for Nando’s, the aforementioned chain of Portuguese-style family restaurants, after the jump. I particularly like the part where the fake Bruno shouts “I feel like I am being raped” as a police officer pulls him off the stage, you know, because of how rape and homosexuality go hand-in-hand? Or is it rape and homosexuality and Portuguese-style family dining that go hand-in-hand-in-hand?

The worst. Of course, it’s only a preview of what is to come, as fools across America raid the local sex shops and Hot Topics (the gays love to accessorize), catchphrases at the ready, in order to make this Halloween the single-most nightmarish on record. (Thanks for the tip, Gideon.)

*Of course, the distinction between a Midwestern teenager in summer school’s thrift store approximation of what gay people look like and the Official Bruno Costume is a fishnet-thin distinction at best.

Comments (17)
  1. realpaid  |   Posted on Jul 6th, 2009 +6

    Truly enlightened advertising ploy.

  2. I love when they dumped the goopy sauce on their breasts. Nothing makes me hungrier. (Whoops! The opposite of everything I just said.)

  3. Narrowstrife  |   Posted on Jul 6th, 2009 +22

    I like the look on Sacha Baron Cohen’s face in response to the imposter’s rape “joke”, the sort of “this is what my movie is causing people to do? oh lord what have i done?” realization kind of look.

  4. eww! Why would some gross sugary sauce be “sexy?” I was not really interested in seeing it. Now I REALLY don’t need to see it. Ugh. . . I think I can agree that gay jokes are not all that funny anymore at least this kind of thing. Let’s leave it to the gays to make fun of gays. They’re better at it anyway. Of course none of this is the Baron-Cohen’s fault. But I guess this sort of thing is inevitable. I’m not looking forward to the Halloween duchebags.


    I sware to GOD if kids start dressing as Bruno everywhere I’m going to LOSE MY MIND.

    I can’t WAIT until some JACKASS gets the ingenious idea to make a JOKER/BRUNO COSTUME COMBO WITH AN EXTRA LARGE ORDER OF SAD.

    (Also, is there a reason I can’t commit when LOGGED IN and yet OTHER PEOPLE CAN?! I’m just REALLY CONFUSED and A LITTLE HURT. I thought this shit HAD BEEN FIXED ALREADY. :( )

    • I’ve been going ahead and writing my username and email on the little form and checking “Remember personal info” even though I’m logged in. That seems to do the trick. Or it does nothing and I’m just getting lucky.

      • An American Patriot  |   Posted on Jul 6th, 2009 +2

        I’ll be sure to GIVE THAT A TRY.

        THANK YOU!

        • try harder.

          • An American Patriot CAN STILL NOT COMMENT WHILE HE IS LOGGED INTO HIS VIDEOGUM ACCOUNT WHICH IS THE   |   Posted on Jul 6th, 2009 +2

            HAHAH yeah I get it. THAT SHIT DIDN’T WORK. I don’t have the ability to put in my NAME and EMAIL ADDRESS when I’m LOGGED IN. UGH. This is most fuckin UNFORTUNATE.

  6. ModernMANdroid  |   Posted on Jul 6th, 2009 -14

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    • I know. Let’s all ignore rape. That’ll make everything okay!

      • ModernMANdroid  |   Posted on Jul 6th, 2009 -2

        OH, we’re in no danger of IGNORING it, whenever it’s a component of anything, it becomes EVERYTHING.

        • kiss the pan  |   Posted on Jul 6th, 2009 +11

          I have to disagree. Just because posts like this point out problematic jokes about rape doesn’t mean it becomes the sole focus of the article. There is a short paragraph about it in this one, and the headline doesn’t say RAPE JOKE ALERT: BRUNO IMPOSTOR MAKES DUMB RAPE JOKE BOO RAPE RAPE RAPE.
          I’m sorry you don’t find inappropriate and downright tasteless — maybe not truly offensive, but definitely in poor taste — “jokes” about fucking rape worth thinking about it, but lots of people do. When you use a topic as delicate as rape (and it is delicate and potentially deeply offensive, no matter what you think) as part of a joke or plot or what have you, you have to use it well and not just for cheap, dumb shock value. Funny: Blazing Saddles. Bad, unfunny, hacky, and just stupid: this Bruno impersonator dude.
          Highlighting the problems of such a joke isn’t a big deal, but you seem to want to make it one.

  7. My first reaction to reading that post was “it’s silvershair, you know, lower case s!”. Apparently all of those concerts fucked up New Zealanders too. I’m stuck in ’99- Pacey+Joey4Eva!

  8. Barrel  |   Posted on Jul 7th, 2009 +2

    Wrong Stacey, it is upper case now.
    And you’re right, all those Silverchair concerts did fuck everybody up.

    P.S. Silverchair suck.

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