The gun store owner who kicked disguised comedian Sacha Baron Cohen out of his shop said Cohen’s appearance was stupid and that he was mocking the second amendment during an interview on “Fox & Friends” Thursday morning.
“When he walked in, that disguise — he looked stupid. Tight pants, big boots, that beard, a dumb-looking hat. And then, you know, he didn’t say much. He wouldn’t make eye contact with me,” Norris Sweidan, the shop owner, said.
Back in 2017, Sweidan was contacted about a documentary being filmed in his shop centering around an immigrant purchasing a firearm. He realized something was off when the comedian in disguise wouldn’t look him in the eye. After a while, Sweidan realized it was a ruse and called them out. (RELATED: Gun Store Owner Calls Out Sacha Baron Cohen After Exposing His Tricks)
“As soon as this got released —which, I heard it is flopping, so that’s good — that’s when we put this out and obviously, this is what happened. You know, the disturbing part be I’m going to be dead honest with you, is about how they’re mocking the Second Amendment,” he said when Steve Doocy asked how he figured it out.
“You can’t mock the Second Amendment. It’s just not going to happen. You just can’t do it. So, that is the really disturbing part,” Sweidan continued.
Cohen’s show premiered last week and had poor ratings. Only 327,000 people tuned in for the show’s first episode. (RELATED: Sacha Baron Cohen’s ‘Who Is America’ Premiere Tanks In Ratings)