Sarah Palin calls Sacha Baron Cohen spoof 'evil'


#1

In a Facebook post on Tuesday, former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin said she had been “duped” into traveling “across the country” for a spoof interview with British actor Sacha Baron Cohen, calling the act “evil, exploitive, sick.”

The actor, who has a long history of conducting prank interviews with an unwitting celebrities including Donald Trump, filmed the latest stunt for his forthcoming Showtime series “Who Is America?” that’s expected to feature numerous other high-profile gags.

According to Palin’s post, she agreed to the interview because it was advertised to her as an opportunity to honor American veterans. When she arrived, she said, Baron Cohen had “heavily disguised himself as a disabled US Veteran, fake wheelchair and all.”

The former Alaska governor described the comedian’s prank as an example of “Hollywoodism’s disrespect and sarcasm,” calling it “yet another example of the sick nature that is media-slash-entertainment today.”

Palin’s post linked to a tweet from the Drudge Report’s Matt Drudge who listed a number of pranked political and media figures.

In a teaser trailer that Baron Cohen posted to Twitter on Sunday, an off-screen voice can be heard asking former Vice President Dick Cheney to “sign my waterboard kit.”

Cheney goes along with the request, autographing a gallon-sized plastic jug.

“That’s the first time I’ve ever signed a waterboard,” he remarks, smiling.

As vice president in the George W. Bush administration, Cheney was a hawkish defender of harsh interrogation techniques, including simulated drowning known as “waterboarding,” condemned by some as torture. Cheney has insisted that the tactic did not constitute torture.

In another recent Twitter post, Baron Cohen promoted an old video of Donald Trump in which the now-president criticizes the comedian.

“Sacha Baron Cohen - I only wish that he had been punched in the face so many times,” Trump says in the video.

The actor once interviewed Trump for his satirical HBO series “Da Ali G Show,” pitching him an idea for drip-free ‘ice cream gloves.’


#2

Under the Stolen Valor Act, he should be charged and fined. No profit should be made from impersonating a wounded veteran, ever. He wasn’t playing a role for a movie, he was trying to make a politician look foolish by pretending to be something he’s not.


#3

Such a snowflake! She tried tricking the nation into thinking she actually wanted to be VP in order to boost her book sales. But you have a problem with sketch comedy?


#4

Whatever happens to leftist’s sympathy for the disabled?


#5

lol . . .Cohen’s production team dropped her dumb ass off at the wrong airport, too.


#6

Your bullshit post about Trump mocking a disabled reporter has been debunked.

Trump has used that arm flailing to make fun of himself before.

He has used it several times to animate frustrated people. He had never seen the reporter when he did it.

The reporter cannot move his arms like that.


Has it been a week yet? You need to change your avatar…as you suggested you would.


#7

Oh boy has it been a week now?


#8

That is worse!:sunglasses:

I miss the sinister character.


#9

This is not sinister enough for you? Lizard zucc or oldie joker?

joker

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#10

The choice is of course yours, but I prefer the joker.


#11

Yeah same. Zuccboi gives me the creep.