Entertainment Joe Walsh says Sacha Baron Cohen duped him too, calls for boycott

05:00  12 july  2018
05:00  12 july  2018 Source:   ew.com

Sarah Palin Says ‘Piece Of ****’ Sacha Baron Cohen Pulled ‘Truly Sick’ Prank On Her

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Sacha Baron Cohen has apparently added another target to his collection. Congressman-turned-radio host Joe Walsh took to Twitter to claim that he , too , was duped by Baron Cohen for his new prank comedy series on Showtime — and is calling for a boycott of the show.

Joe Walsh . Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call ,Inc. Joe Walsh Joins Sarah Palin in the ‘I’ve Been Duped by Sacha Baron Cohen ’ Club They should start a support group.

Sacha Baron Cohen has apparently added another target to his collection.

Congressman-turned-radio host Joe Walsh took to Twitter to claim that he, too, was duped by Baron Cohen for his new prank comedy series on Showtime — and is calling for a boycott of the show.

Walsh alleges that Baron Cohen’s team set him up in a Washington D.C. hotel in February to take part in a bogus pro-Israel event that bestowed him with an award for his “Significant Contributions to the State of Israel.” Walsh said he was told that past recipients included luminaries like Tony Blair, Rupert Murdoch, Bono, and Steven Spielberg.

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Sacha Baron Cohen is already generating some controversy with his upcoming Showtime interview series “Who Is America?” with conservative radio host and one-term congressman Joe Walsh saying Cohen tricked him into an interview.

Sarah Palin Says She Was ' Duped ' By Sacha Baron Cohen 's 'Sick Humor'. The conservative talk-show host who used to represent Illinois’ 8th District is calling for a boycott of the premium cabler behind Who Is America? after Baron Cohen ’s team convinced him to do an interview for a fake

Joe Walsh, Sacha Baron Cohen are posing for a picture © Tom Williams/Roll Call; John Shearer/Getty Images

“Dressing up as a wounded veteran is absolutely stolen valor, his tactics are disguisting [sic],” wrote the conservative talk radio host of The Joe Walsh Show host. “He’s a comedian, and he can be funny, but mocking a disabled veteran to spoof [Sarah Palin] is a serious matter. I am just telling you what I encountered — it was much of the same she experienced.”

“We started talking pro-Israel stuff, Israeli defense, and then out of left field the interviewer starts talking about how children should defend themselves against terrorist attacks,” he continued. “I understand Israel handles security very differently than how America handles security — interviewer showed several articles involving children stopping terrorists — stuff like that. They had me read off a teleprompter — I stopped and questioned their direction. And just like that producers rushed me out of the studio as an apparent fight broke out. Strangest interview of my life — don’t think they spoofed me very much…”

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Sacha Noam Baron Cohen (born 13 October 1971) is an English actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer. Baron Cohen has created and portrayed four fictional characters: Ali G, Borat Sagdiyev

Sarah Palin Is Furious at Sacha Baron Cohen for Tricking Her Into an Interview. Conservatives are calling to boycott the stunt comedian and Showtime. — Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) July 11, 2018. Meanwhile, according to various reports, Cohen has also done interviews with Howard Dean

He joins former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin among those who have preemptively gone public to announce they were duped by the actor-comedian ahead of his show’s Sunday night debut.

Here’s Walsh’s story complete with some photos:

Baron Cohen’s Who Is America? debuts Sunday at midnight on Showtime.

A network representative said they have no comment on the controversy.

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