The infamous “Borat” actor Sacha Baron Cohen actor Sacha Baron Cohen and (His Wife!!) actress Isla Fisher, donated one million dollars to help Syrian refugees. So think back to when everyone was shouting “MY WIFE!” and you were shaking your head, thinking “what is this garbage?!” Well that garbage and all it’s subsequent success just went off to save over a quarter of a million children in desperate need. Even when our own government refuses to do so. So think about that, next time you see Baron Cohen in a neon thong, putting on thick corny accents, and whining, “My wife!” Think about all those children he saved by doing so.
According to the press release from Save The Children the famous couple’s donation will be split between Save the Children and the International Rescue Committee. It reads:
“500,000 Dollars will be used to fund a programme vaccinating more than 250,000 children against a potential measles outbreak in Northern Syria… The other half of the donation will be used to help fund the work to support families, with a special concern for women and children, both inside Syria and in neighbouring countries who are suffering as a result of the ongoing conflict. The money will go towards education, healthcare, shelter and sanitation.”
This story comes as a sign of hope that while the American government may be at a stand still, even a standoff between the opposing sides, those we idolize like the ever charitable Borat, and the always caring Bruno will be there with a big heart, tiny booty-shorts, and a large check to make America look good.
Nearly 9 million Syrians have been subject to risk their lives in deadly sea travels or lived in unaccommodating refugee camps. And by allowing the Save The Children foundation to make their donation public, Sacha and Isla are helping highlight the tragedy of the issue today,” according to Justin Forsyth, The charity’s CEO. “These are desperate times for Syrian families facing bombs, bullets and torture in Syria. The couple’s donation will save many thousands of lives and protect some of the most vulnerable children.”