Former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin says she was “tricked into” doing an interview with comedian Sacha Baron Cohen.
The former Alaska governor revealed on Tuesday that she was tricked into giving an interview to the comedian who disguised himself as a disabled army veteran as part of his new show on Showtime. Palin revealed that she and her daughter, Piper, flew across the country to sit down for what they thought was an interview for a documentary about veterans’ issues.
“Yup — we were duped. Ya’ got me, Sacha. Feel better now?” Palin wrote 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.”
“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 reveal that her 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” with a fake wheelchair and more.
“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,” she said.
Palin then says the show’s staff,
“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. After refusing to take our calls to help get us out of the bind they’d put us in for three days, I wrote this off as yet another example of the sick nature that is media-slash-entertainment today.”
The interview was part of Cohen’s upcoming show, “Who Is America?”. Former Vice President Dick Cheney also sat for an interview with the comedian/prankster as part of the new Showtime program.
Palin is calling on Showtime to donate proceeds from the show to veterans groups while accusing Cohen of mocking them.
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