Pranked Sarah Palin Rips Sacha Baron Cohen for Mocking Vets

Lewis Collier
July 11, 2018

The 54-year-old former Governor of Alaska took to Facebook on Tuesday (July 10) to slam the 46-year-old actor/comedian for tricking her into believing that he was a disabled USA veteran for fake interview for his upcoming show.

On Monday it was revealed that Baron Cohen had spent a year undercover filming a new project for the Showtime channel. In a long message posted to her Facebook page, Palin explains that Cohen "heavily disguised" himself as a disabled USA veteran in a fake wheelchair before conducting a long interview with her. "The disrespect of our USA military and middle-class Americans via Cohen's foreign commentaries under the guise of interview questions was perverse ..."

Palin then challenged Cohen, along with producers at CBS and Showtime to donate the show's profits to a charity supporting American veterans.

She invites him to release the unedited footage and says, "HOW DARE YOU mock those who have fought and served our country".

"Who is America" bills itself as a satirical take on political and cultural icons, such as former vice president Dick Cheney.

Much like Donald Trump before her, Palin implied that she saw through Cohen's ruse quickly when the interview wasn't the "thoughtful discussion" she was there to have.

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Palin challenged Cohen in her Facebook post to donate the money he's made from the new show to veterans, after she said he disguised himself as one. "Ya" got me, Sacha. "Feel better now?" Palin said on Facebook.

At first, promos and teasers for Who is America? were veiled in mystery until it was officially announced that the series would premiere on July 15. Experience tells us it will be heavily edited, not pretty, and meant to humiliate, ' said Palin.

She goes on to slam Cohen for mocking politicians and innocent personalities and called his actions "truly sick".

She claims that Cohen disguised himself as a wounded veteran for the sit-down, and that to cap things off the production team knowingly dropped her and her daughter off at the wrong airport, knowing they would not be able to get a flight back to Alaska. (Of course, in the case of CBS and Showtime, a premium cable network doesn't have "proceeds" from its shows per se - since there are no ads, only monthly subscribers). By the way, my daughter thinks you're a piece of **** [sic], Sacha.

"Every honorable American Vet should feel the same", she wrote.

Showtime CEO David Nevins praised Cohen for his work on the series.

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