Love or hate Sacha Baron Cohen’s portrayal of a gay Austrian fashion designer-turned-world explorer, he certainly knows how to get people talking hummus. Unfortunately, in this clip of the eponymous movie, he mistakes the chickpea dip for the Islamic Resistance Movement, an easy mistake for a stereotypical airhead to make.
So, how does one tell hummus from Hamas? “It’s vegetarian. It’s healthy. It’s beans.”
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 10, 2009