After reports that a GoFundMe page has been opened for Jones, who has been unemployed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Cohen donated $100,000 to Ebenezer Baptist Church per Jones’ request, as reported by People.“I was blown away, but not surprised because I was told about what type of heart this man has,” Ebenezer Baptist Church pastor, Derrick Scobey, told People when asked about Cohen’s donation, which will be used for essentials like shelter and food. “Maybe it’s a little risqué, some of the things in the movie, but he has a good heart.”
Jones told the New York Post that she was praying for Tutar after coming to believe that the marriage might actually happen.
“I felt pain for her and tried [to see] if there’s any way we can get through to her that she doesn’t need to do all that,” Jones said in regards to Tutar believing in Borat 2 that she needs plastic surgery to get married. “I’m feeling like she’s from the Third World and that kind of stuff does happen where they sell women. I’m thinking this is for real so I felt kind of betrayed by it.”Another $131,000 was raised for Jones through the GoFundMe drive started by Scobey. The Borat 2 crew recruited Jones through her church after telling the church they were looking for a babysitter for a documentary. Scobey said the $100,000 donation from Cohen won’t be used directly for the church, but will instead be used as community aid.
If you haven’t yet watched Borat 2, you can read our thoughts on why we thought the sequel was amazing in our Borat Subsequent MovieFilm review. Be sure to watch this deleted scene from the movie that features a White House infiltration after that and then read about how Kazahkstan has adopted Borat’s signature “very nice” catchphrase in its tourism advertising.
Wesley LeBlanc is a freelance news writer and guide maker for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @LeBlancWes.