Gun rights advocates trolled in Sacha Baron Cohen interviews (VIDEO)
By Chris Eger
Some Second Amendment activists are getting bad feedback after being a part of the Showtime series “Who is America?”
The show features British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, known for his past mockumentary-style comedy satires such as Borat, which featured awkward and often shocking real-life interactions with those not “in on the joke” until a final outlandish tip of the hat ends the interview. In his latest frontman persona as Israeli counter-terror expert Col. Erran Morad — it should be noted that Cohen is Jewish and fluent in Hebrew — he enlists several well-known gun rights advocates as well as some past and current Republican lawmakers in a conversation on children and guns.
In a 10-minute clip released by Showtime on Sunday that has topped 10 million views, Cohen features Philip Van Cleave, president of the Virginia Citizens Defense League, and later talks to Larry Pratt with Gun Owners of America. The resulting over the top plug for Morad’s “Kinder-Guardians” program supposedly aimed at arming children as young as age three features stuffed animals with concealed firearms and modified children’s nursery songs tweaked for self-defense.
Many in the gun culture community were quick to slam the production — as well as their colleagues that