2018-07-11 08:57:30 UTC
by Evan Real
The Hollywood Reporter
Sarah Palin on Tuesday took to Facebook 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."
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."
Palin, who served as the ninth Governor of Alaska from 2006 until her
resignation in 2009, then offered a "challenge" to Cohen, CBS and
"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
Showtime had no comment when contacted by The Hollywood Reporter.