Sacha Baron Cohen conducted an entire press conference as his latest character 'The DICtator' at the Waldorf Astoria in New York over the weekend. The British comedian continued his promotion for the comedy movie by entering the packed press room as General Aladeen, flanked by female guards and labelling the gathered journalists "devils of the Zionist media", reports the UK's Daily Telegraph.
In a series of bizarre tirades, 'The DICtator' slammed the recent overthrowing of tyrannical regimes in Egypt and Libya, saying, "First Mubarak is shown the door. Now he and his mistresses must make do with the measly billion dollars he stole. Now, how are they supposed to eat out? And how are they supposed to go on vacation? And then they got poor old Muammar [Gaddafi]. He and I were signed up to rent Miranda Kerr [supermodel] for next month and now he's gone and I'm not going to get my deposit back". Cohen was hit with questions about the U.S. Elections, saying he would vote for Mitt Romney because he "has the makings of a great dictator", adding, "He is incredibly wealthy but pays no taxes". He was also asked about the stunt he pulled as this year's Oscars, when he spilt what was claimed to be the ashes of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il over presenter Ryan Seacrest, saying, "I was showing [Ryan Seacrest] that it was from South Korea, the urn was made from South Korea. I lift it up and then it accidentally fall on him.But now you know that jacket is property of North Korea. So Seacrest better give it back".
'The DICtator', which also stars Megan Fox as herself, hits cinemas worldwide on May 16, 2012.