There aren’t many people who would do what Sacha Baron Cohen does, but that’s part of the reason he’s such a powerful advocate for equality.
He is a comedic genius, but he has no problem making people uncomfortable. He frequently offends for forcing people to confront aspects of themselves and their communities that are unflattering.
But sometimes, that’s what needs to be done to fight things like sexism, racism, and homophobia. Through characters like Borat, Bruno, and Ali G, Sacha Baron Cohen hits those issues head on–and most often with a smile on his face.