Sacha Baron Cohen has made a name for himself in the comedic world as tasteless provocateur, bent on mocking and manipulating Americans and American institutions.
He recently started filming a new series for Showtime called “Who is America?” which has already drawn the ire of gun rights activists.
In disguise, Cohen conducted a series of interviews with gun rights leaders, spliced the footage to make the gun rights supporters sound like want-to-be murders and refused to apologize for his misleading “comedy.”
Gun owners have had enough with the disdain from Hollywood elitists like Cohen.
From Fox 11 in Los Angeles:
A Riverside gun store owner has harsh words for Sacha Baron Cohen after he says he caught the actor showing up to his business in disguise and under false pretense, and it was all caught on surveillance video.
It happened at Warrior One Guns & Ammo in February 2017. That’s when owner Norris Sweidan told FOX 11 Cohen and a camera met him while claiming to be filming a documentary about a Hungarian immigrant wanting to buy a gun.
Sweidan told FOX 11 Cohen said he wanted to buy a gun, but said it with a very odd sounding accent he didn’t find credible.
“I’m looking at the producer and I’m just like am I being fooled right here?” Sweidan said. “And I just kept looking at the guy and I was like you’re Borat, as soon as I said that his eyes just looked at me like, and he did a turn right out the door.”
He says after Cohen left the store, he left his crew behind.
But that’s not the best part.
“We’re talking to the people they don’t wanna give us an answer, we basically told them to get the f*** out, you guys are all full of s***, have a great day, get out,” Sweidan said.
He said it’s obvious what Cohen’s intentions were.
“Once I knew it was Borat, we already know his game and his bull*****, so we knew he’s here to make a mockery, and of what? Gun owners? The gun business, gun shops,” Sweidan said.
…Sweidan believes Cohen targeted his store because its very well known, and it’s in the process of filming a show called Down the Barrel.
And he says, Cohen and Showtime picked the wrong guy to mess with.