Tasteless Michael Jackson Scene Cut From Bruno Film

Jun. 26 2009, Published 2:43 p.m. ET

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A tasteless scene from the fashion comedy Bruno has been cut following Michael Jackson’s shocking death.

The studio in charge of the movie made a last minute edit in time for it’s Hollywood premiere on Thursday night featuring Sacha Baron Cohen.

See photos of stars arriving at the Hollywood premiere of Bruno

Bruno follows the adventures of Cohen playing a gay Austrian fashion reporter on a journey around North America.

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In the cut scene Bruno interviews LaToya Jackson in his chic LA apartment – after getting her to sit on his “chairs” – which are Mexican workers bending over – who then serve her sushi of the hairy body of a naked man.

Bruno proceeds to steal her cell phone so that he can copy Michael Jackson’s number dowm.

The original version of the film has already premiered in London, Paris and Berlin with the comic attracting a lot of attention because of his fancy dress.

Last minute cuts to a big-budget movie like Bruno are almost unheard of – the film opens across America on July, 10, 2009, and is being distributed by Universal Pictures in the US.

At last night’s Los Angeles premiere in Hollywood the red carpet for Bruno actually covered-up Michael Jackson’s official star on the walk of fame.

Stunned fans unwittingly laid tributes at another location because they could not access his area to lay down flowers and other souvenirs.

When asked about Jackson’s death, Cohen declined to comment.


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