In case you haven't heard, Sacha Baron Cohen is at it again. The mockumentary master behind Borat and Bruno who, despite the popularity of previous projects, always manages to ensnare high-profile politicians and personalities for his schemes, has a new Showtime series on its way titled Who Is America?
"In the works over the past year, the seven-episode series will explore the diverse individuals, from the infamous to the unknown across the political and culture spectrum, who populate our unique nation," reads the show's official description. Some of those "diverse individuals" include former Vice President Dick Cheney, who signs a waterboarding kit for Cohen's character in a promotional clip for the series, and former governor of Alaska Sarah Palin, who took to Facebook on Tuesday admitting she was "duped" and calling Cohen out.
"Yup - we were duped. Ya' got me, Sacha. Feel better now?" Palin writes. "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." Palin explains that, for her interview tied to the project, she spoke with a disabled military veteran whom she now presumes was Cohen in disguise. She calls his approach "perverse" and "truly sick," and says he can "mock politicians and innocent public personalities all you want... but HOW DARE YOU mock those who have fought and served our country." Unfortunately for Palin it's been proven time and time again that complicity in Trump's America dissolves any preconceived innocence.
The first episode of Who Is America? airs this Sunday, July 15, at midnight.