Joe Walsh, former Republican congressman, also admits Sacha Baron Cohen duped him
Walsh detailed on Twitter how Cohen's new Showtime show Who Is America? duped him by honoring him as a defender of Israel -- even giving him an award. "Dressing up as a wounded veteran is absolutely stolen valor, his tactics are disguisting - I know cause I too was duped," tweeted Walsh, who added: "Side note to my story - I totally get @SachaBaronCohen's gig. He's a comedian, and he can be funny, but mocking a disabled veteran to spoof @SarahPalinUSA is a serious matter. I am just telling you what I encountered - it was much of the same she experienced." Walsh thanked Showtime for the award, which he tweeted a photo of, but he also added the hashtag "#boycottShowtime."
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