Showtime have given Sacha Baron Cohen the opportunity to do what he does best and Who Is America? does not disappoint. The videos they published on YouTube have had millions of views already thanks to their outrageous nature... but in reality we shouldn't be shocked by how dispicible the people featured are. Their morals are often absent and their motives disgusting.
This extended look gives a good insight into what the show is about but there's even more to it, with Sacha Baron Cohen taking on 4 personalities across each episode.
Who Is America? is just absolute insanity. Gun lobbyists are terrorists plain and simple. No other words should ever be used to describe them.— Charanjit Chana (@cchana) July 27, 2018
As I tweeted last week, the lobbyists can only be considered terrorists now. And then there's a art gallery scene ???? - all in episode one. I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of what the show has to offer while being fully prepared for having my blood boil.
A tweet that caught my eye today on the theme of gun lobbyists was this:
A Trump supporter on Twitter was saying to me that America hadn’t had any school shootings in a while and that Trump must be doing something right and people should give him credit for that, and I had to remind him that it was summer.— Denizcan Grimes (@MrFilmkritik) July 28, 2018
It's insane that any culture would advocate the use of guns by their citizens (let alone children), but to believe blindly that it's a god given right and it's not just the well established pattern of school attendance that takes all the credit for the drop in school shootings is almost a step beyond insanity.