Rudy Giuliani Says He Called The NYPD About Sacha Baron Cohen Who Tried To Tickle Him During An Interview
Rudy Giuliani has revealed that he called the New York City police about Sacha Baron Cohen, who attempted to hit him with a pink bikini earlier this week.
In an interview with Page sixGiuliani said he had the impression that he was taking part in a serious interview about the Trump administration’s response to COVID-19 when he arrived at the Mark Hotel in Manhattan on Tuesday.
He said he had even been offered payment for the interview, but asked that the money be donated to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation.
The former New York City mayor said he was interviewed by a woman when “this man entered” in a “pink bikini, with lace, under a sheer mesh top.” Giuliani, who at first didn’t realize it was Cohen, said the man “looked absurd.”
“He had the beard, bare legs, and was not what I would call notably attractive.”
Giuliani said the man ran and shouted, thinking “this must be a scam or a shake-down, so I reported it to the police.”
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Rudy Giuliani (left) revealed that he called New York police on Sacha Baron Cohen (right), who attempted to hit him with a pink bikini earlier this week during an interview
“He ran away then,” said Giuliani.
According to page six, witnesses saw the Borat star run up the 77th Street from the Mark Hotel. He was not arrested despite the police arriving on the scene.
Giuliani said it was only later that he realized that the man must have been Cohen, who had previously fooled other politicians.
“I felt good about myself because he didn’t get me,” Giuliani said before adding that he’s actually a fan of some of the comedian’s films.
The incident comes just over a week after Cohen stunted convincing American conservative festival goers to sing about injecting scientists, journalists and political figures with the “Wuhan Flu.”
The Ali G star infiltrated the right-wing rally in Olympia, Washington, where he took to the stage disguised as a country singer.
Footage shows him convincing festival goers to sing along with lyrics about infecting well-known American figures, including former President Barack Obama, American immunologist Doctor Anthony Fauci, and Microsoft boss Bill Gates with coronavirus.
Other targets include the World Health Organization (WHO), people wearing face masks, and “liberals.”
At one point, he even convinced festivalgoers to sing about journalists and how they should “ chop like the Saudis do ” – a reference to the death of Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered at the Saudi consulate in Turkey in 2018.
The video reflects another famous stunt from Cohen, who disguised as one of his characters, Borat, convinced Americans at an Arizona bar to sing the lyrics “ throw the Jew in the pit. ”
Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen performed a stunt convincing American conservative festival goers to sing about injecting scientists, journalists and political figures with the ‘Wuhan flu’
Cohen has not yet claimed responsibility for the stunt, but attendees of the March for Our Rights 3 rally say the comedian was behind it.
They claim he posed as the leader of a Political Action Committee (PAC), who offered to sponsor the festival and pay for a stage and security.
Councilor James Connor Blair said on his personal page that the comedian’s security prevented event organizers from removing him from the stage or drawing power from the generator off the stage.
Organizers ‘3 percent of Washington’ said in a statement on Facebook that they were “dismayed at the performance” and that “racism within our group is never allowed.”
But footage from an eight-minute video posted to YouTube shows festival-goers wanting to sing along with Cohen’s lyrics.
The video begins with the comedian singing about Obama before telling him to be infected with “Wuhan Flu.”
Councilor James Connor Blair said on his personal page that the comedian’s security prevented event organizers from taking him off the stage or drawing power from the generator in front of the stage
3 percent of the Washington organization says they are “shocked by the performance” and that “racism within our group is never allowed”
In 2018 he starred in the hit show ‘Who is America?’ in which he dressed as a variety of characters (including the one in the photo) in an attempt to excite high profile American politicians
“Wuhan Flu” is a reference to the coronavirus – first discovered in a market in Wuhan, China.
President Donald Trump has previously been accused of inciting racism by referring to the corona virus as the ‘China virus’ and ‘Kung flu’.
Cohen later sings about how coronavirus is a “hoax” before turning his attention to Fauci – which directs the country’s response to the virus – and the WHO.
Later he sings, “WHO should we do? Inject them with the Wuhan flu. WHO should we do? Chop them like the Saudis do. ‘
The comedian then encourages the crowd to choose which verse they will sing next by cheering their favorite – with the ‘chop them’ version receiving the loudest encouragement.
The stunt is the last in a long line performed by Baron Cohen in the United States.
In 2018 he starred in the hit show ‘Who is America?’ in which he dressed as a variety of characters in an attempt to excite American politicians with a high profile.
One of the show’s most famous jokes was that Cohen got support from right-wing political figures for a bogus campaign called “ Kinderguardians, ” which advocated for small children to get guns in an effort to avoid school shootings in the U.S.
In 2005, disguised as a character from Kazakhstan, Borat convinced drinkers in an Arizona bar to sing along to his song “Throw the Jew in the Well.” Cohen was raised Jewish and is fluent in Hebrew.
The comedian also once interviewed Trump in 2003, disguising himself as his character Ali G – a self-proclaimed ‘chav’ from the town of Staines in Berkshire.
During the interview, he threw his invention the “ice glove,” to protect hands from dripping ice, to the unimpressed businessman.