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Entertainment Sarah Palin Says Sacha Baron Cohen Duped Her in "Sick" Interview

02:40  11 july  2018
02:40  11 july  2018 Source:   hollywoodreporter.com

Sarah Palin reveals she was TRICKED by Sacha Baron Cohen when he pretended to be a wounded veteran to interview her for his new show 'Who Is America?'

  Sarah Palin reveals she was TRICKED by Sacha Baron Cohen when he pretended to be a wounded veteran to interview her for his new show 'Who Is America?' Sarah Palin revealed on Tuesday that she was duped into filming an interview with Sacha Baron Cohen in Washington DC for his new series This Is America, unaware of the comedian's intentions.Sacha Baron Cohen has done his best to avoid the spotlight and hide behind the characters he plays for almost 20 years, but that may be about to change.

Sarah Palin took to Facebook to slam Sacha Baron Cohen and Showtime for their new prank series, claiming the comedian duped her and her daughter with a humiliating interview by posing as a disabled veteran.

Sarah Palin says she was " duped " into participating in an interview with Sacha Baron Cohen for his upcoming Showtime comedy series, 'Who Is America?' Palin began. "I join a long list of American public personalities who have fallen victim to the evil, exploitive, sick 'humor' of the British 'comedian'

Sarah Palin, Sacha Baron Cohen posing for the camera © Provided by The Hollywood Reporter

Sarah Palin took to Facebook on Tuesday to reveal that she was unknowingly interviewed by comedian Sacha Baron Cohen for his upcoming Showtime series, Who Is America?

The former Republican vice-presidential candidate said she sat down for an interview with Cohen thinking he was a wounded U.S. veteran.

"Yup — we were duped. Ya’ got me, Sacha. Feel better now?" Palin began. "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."

Joe Walsh says Sacha Baron Cohen duped him too, calls for boycott

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Sarah Palin says she was unwittingly interviewed by comedian Sacha Baron Cohen for his upcoming Showtime series, Who Is America?, after he " duped " her into believing he was a disabled U.S. veteran. Sarah Palin and Sacha Baron Cohen . Larry Busacca/Getty; Jason Merritt/Getty.

“Yup – we were duped . Ya’ got me, Sacha . Feel better now?” started Palin on Facebook. “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 continued: "This 'legit opportunity' to honor American Vets and contribute to a 'legit Showtime historical documentary' was requested of me via a speakers bureau."

Palin went on to say that she and one of her daughters traveled across the country to meet with Cohen, who, she says, "had heavily disguised himself as a disabled U.S. Veteran, fake wheelchair and all."

"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 Hollywoodism’s disrespect and sarcasm — but finally had enough and literally, physically removed my mic and walked out, much to Cohen’s chagrin," Palin elaborated. "The disrespect of our U.S. military and middle-class Americans via Cohen’s foreign commentaries under the guise of interview questions was perverse."

Sacha Baron Cohen's Purported Showtime Character Fires Back at Sarah Palin

  Sacha Baron Cohen's Purported Showtime Character Fires Back at Sarah Palin Cohen's Dr. Billy Wayne Ruddick Jr. is demanding an apology from the former Republican vice-presidential candidate, who claimed she was duped into a "sick" interview for the comedian's new series, 'Who Is America?'Dr. Billy Wayne Ruddick Jr. — a Sacha Baron Cohen character possibly featured in his upcoming Showtime series, Who Is America? — took to Twitter on Thursday to fire back at Sarah Palin for her recent Facebook remarks.

Sarah Palin Not a Fan Of Sacha Baron Cohen ’s ‘Evil, Exploitive, Sick ’ Humor After Trick Interview . “Yup – we were duped . Ya’ got me, Sacha . Feel better now?” Palin wrote in a new blog post on her website.

The former vice presidential candidate called Cohen 's new show 'truly sick ' after sitting for a fake interview . Sarah Palin says she was " duped " by Sasha Baron Cohen in his new Showtime series, "Who Is America?" Palin was one of them. "Yup - we were duped . Ya’ got me, Sacha .

Palin, who served as the ninth Governor of Alaska from 2006 until her resignation in 2009, then offered a "challenge" to Cohen, CBS and Showtime.

"Donate all proceeds to a charitable group 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."

Palin also claimed that "the Cohen/CBS/Showtime production team purposefully dropped my daughter and me off at the wrong Washington, DC airport after the fake interview, knowing we’d miss all flights back home to Alaska." She added, "I wrote this off as yet another example of the sick nature that is media-slash-entertainment today."

Palin concluded her Facebook post by letting Cohen know that the daughter who accompanied her to the interview "thinks you’re a piece of ****," asserting that "every honorable American Vet should feel the same."

Roy Moore threatens legal action after 'illicit scheme' from Sacha Baron Cohen, Showtime

  Roy Moore threatens legal action after 'illicit scheme' from Sacha Baron Cohen, Showtime Roy Moore is threatening legal action against Sacha Baron Cohen, adding his name to the list of political figures who say they were duped into appearing on the British comedian's new show. The former Alabama GOP Senate hopeful said Cohen tricked him into participating in his Showtime program "Who is America?" by inviting him to receive an award for his "strong support of Israel.""I did not know Sacha Cohen or that a Showtime TV se ries was being planned to embarrass, humiliate, and mock not only Israel, but also religious conservatives such as Sarah Palin, Joe Walsh, and Dick Cheney," Moore, 71, said in a Thursday statement.

Sarah Palin admits she was " duped " by Sacha Baron Cohen for "Who Is America?" which premieres on Showtime this Sunday. "My daughter thinks you’re a piece of ****," Palin writes in lengthy open letter bashing comedian, CBS and Showtime. Sacha Baron Cohen just got more free publicity ahead

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Read Palin's entire post here. Showtime had no comment when contacted by The Hollywood Reporter.

Palin's post comes just days after the July 15 premiere date for Who Is America? — described by Showtime as "the most dangerous show in the history of television" — was announced.

"Sacha is a comedic genius who shocks you with his audacity, bravery and inventiveness," Showtime Networks president and CEO David Nevins said of the Borat star. "He is the premier provocateur of our time, but not for the sake of ‘gotcha’ moments. Behind the elaborate setup is a genuine quest for the truth about people, places and politics. Nobody knows how to cause a stir like Sacha Baron Cohen, and it’s going to be fascinating to watch what happens when Who Is America? is released on the world."

In a teaser for Cohen's satirical half-hour series, released via Instagram, the comic — presumably in character — can be heard asking former Vice President Dick Cheney to sign his "waterboard kit." Cheney is seen signing something and then jokes, "That's the first time I've ever signed a waterboard."

Sarah Palin Slams Sacha Baron Cohen on TV: ‘He’s a Proven Liar’

  Sarah Palin Slams Sacha Baron Cohen on TV: ‘He’s a Proven Liar’ Sarah Palin isn’t backing down. The former Republican vice presidential candidate spoke out against Sacha Baron Cohen days after claiming he “duped” her into participating in a spoof interview. © Getty Images sarah-palin-Sacha-Baron-Cohen “It was proposed to me as a legitimate interview to speak about veterans’ issues and our military and current events to a new audience,” Palin, 54, said on Good Morning America on Friday, July 13. “It was supposed to be this big time Showtime documentary and it was passed on to me by a speakers’ bureau, which, you know, I would assume had done some vetting.

Sarah Palin was interviewed by Sacha Baron Cohen for his new Showtime series Who Is America? she revealed on Tuesday. Palin said that Cohen pretended to be a wounded veteran in a wheelchair for the interview and that she was duped into the sit-down.

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Cohen has also suggested that Who Is America? could target President Trump and his now-closed Trump University. In another social media video, shared on July 4, Trump throws verbal jabs at Cohen from what appears to be the White House. After the words "Sacha graduates soon" appear onscreen, the video ends with the Trump University logo.

Who Is America? premieres on Showtime on July 15 at 10 p.m.

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Showtime and Sacha Baron Cohen push back against Sarah Palin .
Showtime and Sacha Baron Cohen are pushing back against allegations the comedian duped guests on his new show by posing as a disabled veteran.The network says in a statement Monday that Baron Cohen "did not present himself as a disabled veteran" or wear any military apparel when he met with Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.Palin last week on Facebook complained that Baron Cohen "heavily disguised himself" as a disabled U.S. veteran in a wheelchair when she was "duped" into an interview. She challenged Baron Cohen and Showtime to donate proceeds from the show to a veterans' charity.

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