Academy and Sacha Baron Cohen Playing a Ridiculous Game of Chicken
So after hearing that Sacha Baron Cohen was planning to attend the Oscars dressed as his character from The Dictator, the Academy notified Cohen’s representation and the studio behind the movie that they want a full report on his plans, including what color socks and underwear he will be wearing and whether he’s really going to wear that? (No, it’s fine, it looks fine on you. I just thought you might try on the suit I got you last month. I just don’t want you to be underdressed and feel uncomfortable. No, I’m just saying, do whatever you want, but don’t complain to me if everyone else is fancier.) Anyway, they haven’t pulled his tickets from the event, but they’re “making it clear that Cohen is not welcome to use the red carpet as a platform for a promotional stunt.” What happens if Cohen doesn’t respond? Will they ban him from the Oscars? This is so exciting!