During his Showtime series "Who is America?" Sacha Baron Cohen has fooled a few congressmen. He did not fool this gun store owner, though.
The owner of Warrior One Guns & Ammo, Norris, Sweidan, caught Cohen in the act with his security cameras.
While speaking with Fox 11, Sweidan said that producers of the show claimed they were making a film about a Hungarian immigrant. Cohen was rocking a fake beard and "tight-a** leather pants" but he didn't fool Sweidan.
Sweidan claims Cohen walked in and asked to buy a gun.
“I just kept looking at the guy, and I was like, 'You're Borat,'” Sweidan said.
Footage shows Cohen leaving the store without his producers shortly after he was confronted by Sweidan.
“Once I knew it was Borat, we already know his game and his bulls**t, so we knew he was here to make a mockery. And make a mockery of what?” Sweidan asked. “Gun owners? The gun business? Gun shops?”
Gun store owners are not the only group of people Cohen has targeted. Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin claimed that in an attempt to get an interview with her, Cohen posed as a wounded vet, even using a fake wheelchair.
Ah yes, nothing says love of country like "STOLEN VALOUR" https://t.co/wVXlYB8M0a
— Curt Schilling (@gehrig38) July 10, 2018
Many outraged viewers have claimed they will boycott Showtime. Others were unable to look away from the interview by Cohen.
In his first episode he conned congressmen into getting behind a program where kindergartners would be armed with guns. One of the people on the show, who happens to be the president of the Virginia Citizens Defense League, had a bunny-wrapped gun, that way it would be more kid-friendly.
Sweidan had no time for the nonsense from the gun activists.
“You've got some gun advocate holding a bunny on a gun? If you are a gun advocate, what the f**k are you doing holding a gun with a bunny on it?” Sweidan asked.
“He was fake, the producers were fake, the show was fake, and Showtime is fake,” he said.
You won't see the left pushing an article on how they followed this California gun store owner.