I find it very hard to believe that anyone at ALL believed even for one second that this whole sham wouldn’t turn out exactly as it did. I think we all knew from the very start that the banning was planned to help Sacha Baron Cohen promote his new film. If it weren’t for the initial ban, we wouldn’t have known to be on the look out for last night’s planned stunt:
As far as stunts go, it wasn’t even a very good one. I’m utterly convinced that not only was the Academy in on the joke but so was Ryan Seacrest (amazingly, Ryan had an exactBurberry tuxedo ready to go, which he immediately changed into). I don’t think this stunt did a thing for getting me interested in seeing The Dictator, mainly cuz I’m kinda over SBC‘s schtick … but how about you? Did this week-long elaborate stunt manage to get YOU interested in watching the film?