Roy Moore Tricked Into ‘Who Is America?’ Interview & Slams Sacha Baron Cohen, Plans To Sue Showtime
Alongside Sarah Palin, Ted Koppel and Dick Cheney, Roy Moore is another famous name to be tricked into an interview with Borat‘s Sacha Baron Cohen. Cohen has been collecting interviews for his new Showtime series Who Is America? which will air on July 15.
Moore said in a statement that he “did not know Sacha Cohen or that a Showtime TV series was being planned to embarrass, humiliate, and mock not only Israel, but also religious conservatives such as Sarah Palin, Joe Walsh, and Dick Cheney.”
Additionally, he said he wasn’t paid for the appearance aside from his traveling expenses. The former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama is firing back at the comedian for his “trickery, deception and dishonesty.”
“I don’t need Sacha Cohen to tell me who America is, but I can tell him that America is a proud Nation which sprang from humble beginnings and a strong belief in God, virtue, and morality,” he said. “As an American, I would never hide my identity and deceive others only to mock and ridicule them as this Showtime Series is designed to do.”
He also said that if the interview airs on Showtime he plans to sue.
Palin also went after the comedian, saying the “joke” was “truly sick” by mocking United States military service members by allegedly disguising himself as a wounded veteran.
In response to Palin’s Facebook statement, Cohen replied to her in a tweet as one of the characters of his new show:
— Billy Wayne Ruddick Jr., PhD (@BillyWRuddick) July 12, 2018
Palin also stated that Cohen’s people had intentionally dropped her and her daughter off at the wrong airport so they’d miss their flight back to Alaska.
See below how Twitterdom has reacted to the chaos, many taking to sarcasm in light of the dupes.
I genuinely wonder what Roy Moore said to Sacha Baron Cohen that could possibly tarnish his sterling public image as a disgraced pedophile.
— Jules Suzdaltsev (@jules_su) July 13, 2018
Messed up that Sacha Baron Cohen would start an interview with Sarah Palin, then periodically cover his face with his hands so she’d get confused about where he went
— Patrick Monahan (@pattymo) July 11, 2018
Some things you just don’t do. Impersonating a disabled vet for a joke is one of them: https://t.co/VQYz3eAK1u
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) July 11, 2018
Frankly it rules that every terrible politician is being forced to release a statement like “Sacha Baron Cohen presented himself as an authentic Italian race car driver and tricked me into saying what I did about the Jews”
— Jason O. Gilbert (@gilbertjasono) July 13, 2018
Also, here’s a teaser Cohen posted of Who Is America?
— Sacha Baron Cohen (@SachaBaronCohen) July 8, 2018