Sacha Baron Cohen most controversial moments from ‘camel toe’ gag to Trump chat

Sacha Baron Cohen is well known for pushing the boundaries of what is acceptable.

He has become world famous due to the exploits of Ali G, Borat, and Bruno and has been part of some of the most controversial moments in TV history.

Who could forget when Ali G he pushed an elderly woman in a wheelchair off the stage while accepting a gong at the Britannia Awards.

Or when the funnyman dropped jaws when he sang a song in a western bar in the US which included anti-semitic slurs about the Jewish faith.

Daily Star Online looks at some of Sacha’s most epic moments to celebrate the release of his new film Borat 2 which is released on Amazon Prime today (Friday, October 23).

Donald Trump interview

In 2003 Sacha’s alter-ego, Ali G had a bizarre chat with billionaire businessman Donald Trump before he began his controversial rein as US president.

In an odd exchange between the pair, Trump insisted that human beings' first business was trading rocks “hundreds of millions of years ago”.

Sacha then tried to get Trump to invest in his wacky business idea – gloves which stop ice cream dripping onto hands and making them sticky.

Baron Cohen, who turned 49 this week, told the New York Times afterwards: “Obviously, I’ve realised that I’ve had a long-standing distaste for the president. That was why I wanted to interview him as Ali G.”

“His brilliance was to commandeer the very term that was being used against him, ‘fake news,’ and use it against every journalist that had journalistic integrity.”

Ali G gives MP Neil Hamilton a ‘spliff’ on national television

In the first DaAli G Show series in 2000 Sacha interviewed former Conservative MP Neil Hamilton who embroiled in cash for questions scandal in 1998.

And the show had a jaw-dropping start when Ali offered the disgraced politician a spliff.

Bizarrely Neil, duly obliged and continued to puff throughout the interview – much to the outrage of viewers at home.

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Borat's Jessica Simpson "camel toe" gag at the MTV Movie Awards

Borat's joke about singer Jessica Simpson at the 2006 MTV Movie Awards sent shockwaves around the world.

He left audiences gasping after he said he liked Simpson’s mouth which he could see through her pants and told how he liked her "camel toe".

When Cohen was interviewed in character as “Borat”at the award after-show, he said: “I do not know why Mrs. Simpson’s was upset by my speeches. I was extreme complimentary about her movie.

"The Lords [Dukes] of Hazzard’ and commented that in it she had a beautiful mouth, which I could see through her denim shorts.”

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Naomi Wolf calls Ali G a ‘racist’ in feminism interview

In 2003 Ali G chatted with American liberal progressive feminist author Naomi Wolf.

Things went horribly wrong after Sacha shared some of Ali G’s controversial ideas on feminism where he was seen impersonating a black interviewer.

Naomi stormed off set and threatened legal action.

The writer claims her actions led to the producers to drop her appearance from Ali G’s new American series.

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Borat returns to canvas for Donald Trump

In 2018 Sacha brought back Borat to canvas for Trump during the presidential mid-term elections, as part of the Jimmy Kimmel show.

Borat hilariously tried to convince residents to vote Trump in an LA neighbourhood, while joking he was trying to tamper with the elections.

He said: “Russia interfere with the presidential election. But now, all eyes are on them. So, it’s up to Kazakhstan to swing the midterms for premier Trump. I come to California to do election tampering!”

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Sacha Baron Cohen shocks audience with violent prank at Britannia Awards

In 2013 Sacha left viewers stunned after he pushed an elderly woman in a wheelchair off the stage while accepting a gong at the Britannia Awards in Hollywood.

Sacha was accepting the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy when he appeared to "accidentally" push the woman.

It was claimed the woman appeared in the 1931 Chaplin film City Lights.

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In My Country There Is Problem

In an episode of Borat's Guide to the USA (Part 2), he takes to the stage in a western bar in Tucson, Arizona and performs 'In My Country There Is Problem'.

The shocking lyrics of the song included anti-semitic slurs about the Jewish faith and Borat encouraged the audience to sing along and cheer.

The second verse alleges the Jews of Kazakhstan "take everybody's money", and advised to "Throw the Jew down the well".

Baron Cohen, who is Jewish, has stated that the purpose of Borat was both to expose antisemitism.

After the episode, the Anti-Defamation League warned Sacha in a letter that they understood the message in the sketch, but feared this was not understood by the audience.

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