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Sacha Baron Cohen

English City Cries For Boycott

City Leaders say RELAX

7/15/2014 12:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Sacha Baron Cohen has pissed off people in the English town of Grimsby -- who say his new film depicts them as hooligans and low-lifes -- but town leaders tell TMZ ... angry residents need to chill.

Some Grimbarians are threatening to boycott the release of the flick, if Cohen doesn't re-edit the movie to fairly portray the townspeople.  They believe Cohen's movie makes them look like the "Borat" portrayal of Kazakhstan.

But City Council members tell TMZ ...  protesters should relax ... the film is a comedy -- not a realistic depiction of Grimsby. They say Cohen isn't even shooting in Grimsby.

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The flick -- "Grimsby" --  features an English football hooligan (Cohen) who goes on a mission with his brother ... a British spy. Pics from the set show a trash-littered neighborhood populated with drunks and degenerates.

BTW ... to help understand why people who live in Grimsby are so sensitive ... the town was a thriving fishing port until the '80s ... when the biggest company left town and unemployment skyrocketed.  The town never really recovered.

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1.

static    

He may well be the only person less funny than Adam Sandler.

9 days ago
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NY-MissDemeanor    

It's a comedy Relax Ppl have no sense of humor anymore

9 days ago
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Santo    

Am I the only one who thought that this was McLovin (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) at first glance?

9 days ago
4.

Lucky_130    

That Sacha is a funny guy

9 days ago
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Kevin    

It'll do more to increase visitors to Grimsby than anything in the last 20 years.

9 days ago
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Rigby    

Lol Finally someone tells the crybabies to RELAX. We need some of that over here in America

9 days ago
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Hanna Snowdon-Sykes    

It's just a movie

9 days ago
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tmon3ydadjmbr    

Lol leave ali g alone.

9 days ago
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Clyde T.M. Nestra    

Sounds like a publicity stunt orchestrated by Cohen.

9 days ago
10.

Frank    

Grimsby sounds like the white version of Flint, MI

9 days ago
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Your S&M Girlfriend    

Oh hell, that looks like the main street where I live in Pittsburgh's South Side on any given weekend. Cohen looks a bit like he's working on a Planet of the Apes movie, though.

9 days ago
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kewljewl    

Holy crap I thought that was Adam sandler at first

9 days ago
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Horndog    

Elton John wrote a song about Grimsby. The town has been described as the UK's answer to Cleveland.

9 days ago
14.

ALIZE    

Well he looks like crap

9 days ago
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dapedo    

people are only angered by the truth

9 days ago
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