Mockumentary film-maker Sacha Baron Cohen has struck again with a Mexican restaurant wall-building stunt designed to draw attention to his latest vehicle – Who is America?
Belgian television network BeTV teamed up with Happiness for the overnight wall-building spree which saw outsize barriers erected in front of three Mexican-themed restaurants, creating a handy canvas for it to fly post advertisements for the provocative show.
The out-of-home stunt was pulled off without informing any of the restaurant-owners who fortunately fortunately stood on the funny side of the concrete blockage, a tribute to Trump’s unrealised election-winning pledge to build a ‘beautiful wall’ along the Mexican border.
Who is America? has already created a stir in the US after former presidential candidate Sarah Palin complained she had been duped by Baron Cohen who had posed as a wounded war veteran, inadvertently fueling interest in the show.
Since then Jason Spencer, a state representative for Georgia, was forced to resign after being convinced to drop his pants and shout the N-word in a surreal attempt to repel terrorists.
Cohen is a co-founder of Spelthorne Community Television specialising in risk-taking comedy.