Sacha Baron Cohen Infiltrates Right-Wing Militia Event With Racist Sing-Along

Brunilde Fioravanti
Giugno 29, 2020

The Washington state news outlet The Olympian reports that Baron Cohen crashed the rally of the alt-right militia group the Washington Three Percenters while in disguise.

Cohen reportedly contacted organisers - the far-right group Washington Three Percenters - a week ago, offering to provide sponsorship and entertainment for the event. His appearance made the news because he was able to get on stage and perform a racist song that mocks the sentiments of the group.

He began singing a song crammed with lyrics reflecting far-right conspiracies and talking points: from the coronavirus being a hoax, to it being created in a Wuhan lab, through to the infamous "lock her up" chants directed at Hillary Clinton during the 2016 United States presidential election.

The lyrics addressed former president Barack Obama, called out "mask wearers", called coronavirus the "Wuhan Flu", and was blatantly racist towards Chinese and Japanese people. / Lock her up like we used to do / Dr. Fauci, what we gonna do?

Cohen's latest comedy figure also convinced the crowd to sing about journalists and how they should "chop them up like the Saudis do" - a reference to the death of Jamal Khashoggi, who was assassinated at the Saudi consulate in Turkey in 2018. Event organizers revealed the actor had posed as someone who wanted to sponsor the rally, and enlisted his own security who then blocked organizers from pulling him off the stage once he began performing.

After the performance, Cohen reportedly came back disguised as a camera man.

While event organiser Matt Marshall said he was offended by the stunt, other commentators have not been so quick to cancel Cohen.

The councilman went on to say the crowd eventually turned on Cohen, and he was taken away by his security to an ambulance that was close by.

Baron Cohen may have organized the stunt for his "Who is America?" show on Showtime.

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