Hey everyone, I’ve been reading about several politicians (mostly) Republicans who’ve been manipulated by Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat, Ali G, etc) into making fools of themselves on camera, The latest victim is a legislator from Georgia, who allegedly mooned the camera, and shouted expletives and racial slurs, egged on by Cohen in a disguise:
ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia lawmaker is the latest public figure caught with his pants down on provocateur Sacha Baron Cohen’s new cable TV series, this time literally, as the state legislator exposes his bottom, speaks with a mock Asian accent and yells a racial slur all in the name of fighting terrorism.
In Sunday night’s broadcast of Cohen’s Showtime series “Who Is America?” Cohen poses as an Israeli military expert who persuades Republican Rep. Jason Spencer to take part in several outlandish exercises. The lawmaker is told they’re making a counterterrorism video.
My question is, how stupid are these politicians to allow themselves to be recorded doing these asinine stunts? I realize they want airtime but this just seems so blatantly stupid. Other victims are Sarah Palin, Joe Arpaio, etc., who stated they were tricked into acting foolish and at least Sarah Palin threatened legal action.