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'Truly sick': Palin rips CBS for mocking disabled vets

'Truly sick': Palin rips CBS for mocking disabled vets 'Truly sick': Palin rips CBS for mocking disabled vets
Lora Ball | 12 July, 2018, 05:25

"Ya' got me, Sacha", Palin said in a Facebook post on Tuesday.

Palin railed against Cohen and his "wealthy corporate enablers" at CBS's Showtime on Facebook, saying his humor was "evil, exploitive, sick", and that his disrespect for the military was "perverse".

Palin said that she and one of her daughters, whom she did not name, were asked to travel across the country for the interview, where she claimed Cohen had "heavily disguised himself as a disabled US Veteran, fake wheelchair and all".

"Who Is America?" marks Baron Cohen's first series television project since "Da Ali G Show", which aired on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom and HBO in the U.S. That series and the two movies that spun off from it - "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan" and "Brüno" - elevated Baron Cohen to comedy stardom in the U.S.

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Cohen, of Borat and Ali G fame, prank interviewed Palin for his upcoming show Who Is America? Additionally, Palin says that the interview process was long and dared Cohen and Showtime to release the footage and show that she walked out of the interview after feeling disrespected.

She then challenged "shallow Sacha boy" to air the footage, which she predicted would be "heavily edited, not pretty, and meant to humiliate".

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"Sacha Baron Cohen at it again!", Drudge wrote in a now-deleted tweet.

She even claimed that, as something of a final middle finger to Palin and her daughter, following the interview the production team deliberately dropped them off at the wrong Washington D.C. airport and they missed their flights back home to Alaska. "Experience tells us it will be heavily edited, not pretty, and meant to humiliate", said Palin.

The former governor then challenged Mr. Cohen to donate all the proceeds from his new series to a charity that "actually respects and supports American Vets".

The politician stamped her statement with a scathing sentence: "By the way, my daughter thinks you're a piece of ****, Sacha".

"Every honorable American Vet should feel the same", she wrote.

In a teaser trailer that Baron Cohen posted to Twitter on Sunday, an off-screen voice can be heard asking former Vice President Dick Cheney to "sign my waterboard kit".

Personally, I can't wait for this show, and it looks like Baron Cohen really explored the full political spectrum. IndieWire has reached out to Showtime for further comment.

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