Kazakhstan embassy guidebook lists Borat character by mistake

The Republic of Kazakhstan has a lot of things to offer, according to the embassy's website.

However, fictional pop star "Billy Sexcrime" is not one of them, contrary to what a recent guidebook distributed by the embassy might tell you.

The book listed "Billy Sexcrime," a fake musician from Sacha Baron Coen's Borat franchise, in a section on modern music from Kazakhstan, the Washington City Paper reports.

Guests received the free guidebook during an event this month in Washington, D.C., where embassies open their doors for the day to the public.

Sexcrime's inclusion in the book was not intentional and it's unclear how it happened.

"There's no official comment other than to say, 'It's a mistake and it's unfortunate that it's out there,'" said Michelle Cragle, the director of communications for Cultural Tourism DC, the organization that coordinates the embassy event, in response to an inquiry from USA TODAY Network. The embassy itself did not return calls for comment.


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