Borat Stole My Valor And I Want It Back
Warning: This post may contain jokes.
These past few months I’ve felt a little off, like an essential piece of me was missing, but it wasn’t until I turned on Twitter this morning that I realized what it was. Actor and professional rascal Sacha Baron Cohen — yes, the Borat guy — stole My Valor, right out from under my nose. I want it back. Or $5,000.
For nearly two decades, Cohen has been playing dress-up for money and laughs, often at the expense of American politicians, whom he lures into sham interviews under false pretenses. His latest victim: former Alaska governor Sarah Palin. And, by extension, me. And My Valor.
Last November, Palin accepted an invitation to appear on Cohen’s upcoming television series, Who Is America?, which Palin claimed in a recent Facebook post was pitched to her as a “legit opportunity” to “honor American vets.” Reader: It was not.
Scene from the 2009 film Bruno starring Sacha Baron Cohen
“For my interview, my daughter and I were asked to travel across the country where Cohen (I presume) had heavily disguised himself as a disabled US Veteran, fake wheelchair and all,” Palin wrote on her Facebook page on July 10. “Out of respect for what I was led to believe would be a thoughtful discussion with someone who had served in uniform, I sat through a long ‘interview’ full of Hollywoodism’s [sic] disrespect and sarcasm — but finally had enough and literally, physically removed my mic and walked out, much to Cohen’s chagrin.”
So, yes, it was Palin who got the last laugh! But that doesn’t exonerate Cohen of the crime of stealing My Valor.
Palin said it best in her Facebook post: “Mock politicians and innocent public personalities all you want, if that lets you sleep …read more
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