Sarah Palin claims she was "duped" by Sacha Baron Cohen's "evil, sick humor", slams him for posing as a disabled US veteran
Palin is incensed that the opportunity she thought would be used for honoring American Vets was a prank played on her by Sacha.
Sarah Palin becomes the latest celebrity to be tricked by comedian Sacha Baron Cohen but it does not look like she took it well. In a lengthy Facebook post, Sarah claimed that she was unwittingly interviewed by Sasha for his upcoming series, 'Who is America?' after he "duped” her into believing he was a disabled US veteran. The former Alaska governor and Republican vice-presidential candidate made it clear that she was not pleased with the prank that the actor played. “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.
“The disrespect of our US military and middle-class Americans via Cohen’s foreign commentaries under the guise of interview questions was perverse," she continued. Sarah went on to add that Sasha, CBS, and Showtime must direct all their proceeds from the show to a charity “that actually respects and supports American Vets.” "Mock politicians and innocent public personalities all you want, if that lets you sleep at night, but HOW DARE YOU mock those who have fought and served our country,” she wrote, adding, “Truly sick.”
Sarah also slammed the production team of the show as she claims they purposely dropped off her and her daughter at the wrong Washington, D.C. airport after the interview which cost them to miss their flight back home. Sasha's 'Who Is America?' is all set to premiere on July 15 and Sasha's post comes just five days before this. However, Drudge Report chief Matt Drudge did warn people about Sasha beforehand after Sasha released a trailer that appeared to show former Vice President Dick Cheney signing a “waterboard kit.”
"Sacha Baron Cohen at it again!” Drudge said. “This time for CBS/SHOWTIME. Lots of tricks played. Both Republicans and Democrats are getting caught up in the madness. Sacha has finked Cheney, Palin, Howard Dean, Alberto Gonzales, Bernie, Trent Lott, Patraeus, Ted Koppel, and more… BEWARE!”