Sacha Baron Cohen Duped Sarah Palin Into Interview By Disguising Himself As U.S. Veteran
Sarah Palin has admitted to being “duped” by Sacha Baron Cohen into giving an interview for his upcoming comedy show.

Writing on Facebook, the former Republican vice-presidential candidate called Cohen “evil, exploitive” and ”sick” after posing as a “disabled US Veteran” in a ”fake wheelchair” to get the interview.

“Yup – we were duped,” she started the post. “Ya’ got me, Sacha. Feel better now?”

Palin says that Showtime – the American network producing the show, titled Who Is America? – had asked herself and her daughter to contribute to a historical documentary. After travelling across the country, the politician partook in a long interview with a disguised Cohen, “full of Hollywoodism’s disrespect” and ”sarcasm.”

“But finally [I] had enough and literally, physically removed my mic and walked out, much to Cohen’s chagrin,” she says. ”The disrespect of our US military and middle-class Americans via Cohen’s foreign commentaries under the guise of interview questions was perverse.”

After calling on Showtime to air the “heavily edited” footage anyway, Palin set them and Cohen a challenge: to donate all proceeds to American veterans.

“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 says. ”Truly sick.”

Cohen has been teasing Who is America? over the past weeks, starting with a post featuring Donald Trump, and then another featuring an interview with Dick Cheney. 

According to the synopsis, the show “will explore the diverse individuals, from the infamous to the unknown across the political and cultural spectrum, who populate our unique nation”.

Who is America?, former of seven-parts, will begin airing on Channel 4 on Monday, 16 July at 10pm, and on Showtime in the US.

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