Showtime Responds to Misinformation About Sacha Baron Cohen's 'Who is America?' Series

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Baron Cohen previously responded in character to Palin's claims on Twitter last week, posting a letter explaining that, while Ruddick was in the "service", he meant "United Parcel".

The first episode saw the comedian dress up as a former Israeli army colonel, Erran Morad, who convinces several gun lobbyists to lend their support to his "Kinder-Guardians" project which aims to protect children from gun-violence in school by arming kids aged 4 to 12. Not because there is anything necessary graphic in its content, but rather because the views that end up coming out on how people in the USA view guns and violence and support kids using them is absolutely shocking.

In this clip we get to see Cohen in the guise of Colonel Erran Morad that includes things like getting politicians to participate in a training video created to teach kindergarten-age kids how to use guns. Walsh said on CNN. In less than a month - less than a month - a first-grader can become a first-grenade-er.

Cohen, CBS and Showtime drew the ire of the former vice presidential candidate a day after Showtime issued a press release announcing the new series.

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"There has been widespread misinformation over the past week about the character of Billy Wayne Ruddick Jr., Ph.D., performed by Sacha Baron Cohen on the Showtime comedy series Who Is America", read the statement.

From politicians and lawmakers actually advocating for toddlers to be given guns "for protection", to an art critic plucking out her own pubes to be used as a paintbrush, the first episode of Sacha Baron Cohen's latest endeavour aired on Channel 4 last night (and on Showtime in the U.S. on Sunday night), and was mostly amusing but often horrifying.

"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.

Showtime said in a statement that Cohen "did not present himself as a disabled veteran" or wear any military apparel when he met with Ms Palin.

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