With Sacha Baron Cohen revealing he’s been secretly doing a new series where he dupes public figures, Sarah Palin now says she was duped by him — and that he went a step too far.
In a Facebook post this afternoon, Palin claims that Cohen disguised himself as a disabled vet for the interview:
I don’t find this funny at all. It’s revolting. Pretending to be a disabled veteran in order to play kindergarten-like tricks on people is pretty awful stuff. Never liked his comedy, but this is a disgrace on another level. https://t.co/MJgX2C6ldu
— Jedediah Bila (@JedediahBila) July 10, 2018
Some things you just don’t do. Impersonating a disabled vet for a joke is one of them: https://t.co/VQYz3eAK1u
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) July 11, 2018
“For my interview, my daughter and I were asked to travel across the country where Cohen (I presume) had heavily disguised himself as a disabled US 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. The disrespect of our US military and middle-class Americans via Cohen’s foreign commentaries under the guise of interview questions was perverse.”
“HOW DARE YOU mock those who have fought and served our country. Truly sick.”
Palin even accused him and his team of dropping her and her girl off “at the wrong Washington, DC airport after the fake interview, knowing we’d miss all flights back home to Alaska.”
“Who Is America?” will reportedly air on Showtime later this summer.