Jackson Skit Officially Cut From Bruno
Filmmakers behind SACHA BARON COHEN's new comedy BRUNO have officially axed scenes featuring LA TOYA JACKSON from the movie's final cut in the wake of her brother MICHAEL JACKSON's death.
Jackson made an accidental cameo in the film after British funnyman Cohen convinced her he was an Austrian fashion journalist, called Bruno, for a skit in his new film.
During La Toya's appearance, the comedian jokes about the Thriller hitmaker and attempts to steal his contact details from his sister's cell phone.
Producers omitted the scene when it was screened at the Los Angeles premiere on 25 June (09) - the same day the King of Pop died.
And they've decided to leave it out altogether, fearing its inclusion would be in bad taste.
A spokeswoman for the Bruno movie says, "Out of respect for the Jackson family, the filmmakers have decided to remove a small scene involving La Toya Jackson."
Meanwhile, a similar move has been made by producers of new Bollywood movie Short Kut: The Con Is On - they've removed a scene ridiculing Jackson's dance style after receiving complaints about the sketch.