Sacha Baron Cohen gets into character to respond to Sarah Palin's claims of being 'duped' on his show
Dr. Billy Wayne Ruddick clarified he wasn't a war vet and demanded an apology from Sarah Palin for 'hunting a fine citizen like himself'.
Sacha Baron Cohen called on his alter ego Dr. Billy Wayne Ruddick Jr. in order to respond to Sarah Palin's claims that she was 'duped' by the actor for an interview for his show 'Who is America?' With the help of a mock Twitter statement, the actor delivered what he had to say. Dr. Billy Wayne Ruddick Jr's Twitter account response comes four days after the actor released the trailer of his upcoming show in which he was spotted going undercover disguised as different characters. In the statement, Billy ensures that Sarah knew it was he who interviewed her and Sacha had nothing to do with it.
“Vice-President Palin, I am Dr. Billy Wayne Ruddick … and it was I that interviewed you. I did NOT say I was a War Vet,” the statement began. “I was in the service — not military, but United Parcel, and I only fought for my country once — when I shot a Mexican who came onto my property. (Coincidentally, just like our Great President, I was sadly prevented from joining the regular army on account of bone spurs bein discovered in my testies),” the letter continued.
“I have always admired you for TELLING THE TRUTH about Obama’s birth certificate and the location of Russia. But ma’am, I do believe you have been hit by a bulls–t grenade and are now bleedin’ FAKE NEWS,” the statement said. “You used to hunt the most dangerous animals in the country, like wolves and people on welfare. So why hunt a fine citizen journalist like myself? I DEMAND AN APOLOGY."
Sacha's response comes after Sarah slammed the actor in a lengthy Facebook post on Tuesday (July 10). “Yup — we were duped. Ya’ got me, Sacha. Feel better now? I join a long list of American public personalities who have fallen victim to the evil, exploitive, sick ‘humor’ of the British ‘comedian’ Sacha Baron Cohen, enabled and sponsored by CBS/Showtime," she wrote.
Sarah said that she and one of her daughters traveled across the country for the interview where she claims Sacha “heavily disguised himself as a disabled US Veteran, fake wheelchair and all.” Sarah further added that she accepted the offer for the interview as she thought it was a ‘legit opportunity’ to honor American Vets and contribute towards a ‘legit Showtime historical documentary.’ ”
“Out of respect for what I was led to believe would be a thoughtful discussion with someone who had served in uniform, I sat through a long ‘interview’ full of Hollywoodisms disrespect and sarcasm — but finally had enough and literally, physically removed my mic and walked out, much to Cohen’s chagrin,” she added. Sarah went on to add that Sacha, CBS, and Showtime must direct all their proceeds from the show to a charity “that actually respects and supports American Vets.”
You can read Sarah's full statement here.