Sacha Baron Cohen hits back in character at 'fake news' Sarah Palin

Cohen poses at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards at the Royal Opera House in London

Sacha Baron Cohen hits back in character at 'fake news' Sarah Palin

But Palin called out character prankster Sacha Baron Cohen ahead of his new show Who Is America?

Palin claims that she participated in what she thought was a legitimate Showtime documentary honoring American soldiers, but was actually a prank where Baron Cohen presented himself as a disabled veteran and subjected her to "Hollywoodism's [sic] disrespect and sarcasm" before she walked out. "I was in the service-not military, but United Parcel and I only fought for my country once-when I shot a Mexican who came onto my property", Riddick wrote.

Palin said she is speaking out about her experience now because she feels it is "important" to "let people know what's coming".

Gaetz, a Republican, told the Daily Beast that he was interviewed by a man claiming to be from Israel who he now believes was Cohen. Stay tuned for more on that situation as it develops.

Palin, it turns out, isn't the only conservative figure angered by "Who Is America?", which Showtime is touting as a seven-episode series that "explores the diverse individuals, from the infamous to the unknown across the political and cultural spectrum, who populate our unique nation". "There were points in the interview where he wanted me to, like, hold up images of weapons systems and endorse those weapons systems", Gaetz said. "He thinks this kind of stuff is amusing, and mocking the disabled and mocking and belittling our vets with his portrayal, in my book, it's not amusing".

Palin addressed Cohen's rebuttal on "GMA".

"My hat is off to his crew, who kept my producer and I off-kilter the entire interview", he said of the time Cohen appeared on his live radio show, disguised as someone named Dr. Nira Cain, another character, presumably for Who Is America?

The only person to take the interview in stride seems to be Koppel, who told The Hollywood Reporter: "Everybody loves seeing well-known people get duped", he says.

Firing back: Sarah Palin (above on GMA Friday) said Sacha Baron Cohen mocked disabled veterans and middle-class Americans when he interviewed her in November for 'Who Is America?'

"No, I don't regret the interview", Arpaio said.

'So how do you respond to them saying that he was not indeed acting as an injured veteran, ' Roberts asked Palin.

Cohen, as Ruddick, then mocked Palin for questioning the authenticity of former President Barack Obama's birth certificate and comments she made about being able to see Russian Federation from her home in Alaska.

Cohen's Showtime series premieres on July 15.

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