Sacha Baron Cohen’s “Who Is America?” finale may not have aired Sarah Palin’s controversial interview on Sunday, but bosses did end up giving her a special shout-out.
Cohen, 46, was accused of duping the Alaska governor and Vice Presidential nominee into doing an interview by posing as a wounded veteran, with the chat garnering so much attention around the world that it ended up being axed.
Despite OJ Simpson’s instalment being aired instead, Palin, 54, still appeared in the credits, with her being named as a “Special Publicity Consultant (Inadvertent)”.
The cancelled episode comes after Palin previously spoke about the whole thing on “Good Morning America”, with her calling Cohen a “proven liar.”
“It was proposed to me as a legitimate interview to speak about veterans’ issues and our military and current events to a new audience,” she explained.
Cohen, who is known for creating outrageous and controversial characters like Borat, Ali G and Bruno, took a look at American patriotism in his new series for Showtime.
The series also featured in-character interviews with right-wing politicos like Dick Cheney, Joe Walsh, as well as broadcaster Ted Koppel.