Sacha Baron Cohen Infiltrated A Right-Wing Militia's Event To Sing A Super Racist Song—And Lots Of People Joined In
Actor and prankster Sacha Baron Cohen made headlines in 2018 for his Showtime series Who Is America?, in which Cohen disguised himself as various characters before interacting with politicians on both sides of the aisle, often resulting in politically damning hijinks.
In one particularly memorable instance, Cohen posed as a counterterrorism expert and convinced Republican Georgia state representative Jason Spencer to shout racist slogans and expose himself. The video resulted in Spencer's resignation from the state House of Representatives.
It appears Cohen is reviving his use of the American political climate to lay bare the inclinations of various Americans.
At a recent March for Our Rights rally by far-Right group the Washington State Three Percenters, Cohen came to Olympia, Washington posing as the leader of a right wing political action committee.
Decked in a fake beard and overalls, Cohen sang a racist song condoning the injection of former President Barack Obama with the "Wuhan flu," along with a number of other disturbing lyrics.
He encouraged rally attendees to sing along. They complied.
Dressed as a hillbilly, Sasha Baron Cohen infiltrated a rally being held by “The Washington State Three Percenters" - a right wing militia group — and took over the stage.
— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) June 28, 2020
Attendees sang along to the lyrics:
"Obama, what we gotta do?
Inject him with the Wuhan Flu."
The song continued, referencing the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, a journalist residing in the United States, by Saudi royals:
"W-H-O, what we gonna do?
Chop them up like the Saudis do."
The song went on to target 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and CDC official Dr. Anthony Fauci. It also advocates for using nuclear weapons against China "like in World War II" (the United States used nuclear weapons against the Japanese, not the Chinese, in World War II.)
Despite the participation of numerous rally-goers, city councilman in attendance condemned the song and said that Cohen's security prevented intervention from rally officials:
"He came on stage disguised as the lead singer of the last band, singing a bunch of racist, hateful, disgusting s***...His security blocked event organizers from getting him off the stage, or pulling power from the generator."
It's unclear what Cohen plans to do with the prank, but it's already succeeded in humiliating the rally's attendees.
@RexChapman Good God! These ppl are cheering and guffawing at the Saudis' murder and dismemberment of Khashoggi.— Diane Miller Sommerville (@Diane Miller Sommerville)1593365208.0
@RexChapman @MichaelRapaport Omg so funny how easy it was to get them signing and show their true colors. Brilliant prank!— Gladys Rionda (@Gladys Rionda)1593371413.0
@RexChapman Brilliant. I want to see more. Unfortunately, those crazies will probably adopt that song for their o… https://t.co/HX7m6uoyx6— Terri Azie (@Terri Azie)1593381543.0
@RexChapman He's got a knack for creating opportunities for people to show the world who they are.— Lexie King (@Lexie King)1593383696.0
@RexChapman The audience participation is ... frightening.— Unpresidenting (@Unpresidenting)1593363164.0
Some commended Cohen for his trolling skills.
@RexChapman He’s a treasure. Remember when he got @mattgaetz to support arming kindergarteners? The “Kinderguardians.”— Michael G. (@Michael G.)1593363428.0
@RexChapman This is NEXT LEVEL trolling. SBC is a national treasure. https://t.co/x2clrbH6dV— Olive (@Olive)1593364123.0
@RexChapman Original trollin’ genius.— The Honorable Elenaj (@The Honorable Elenaj)1593363368.0
@RexChapman I have to give this man props for how he totally duped the organizers— Sean Lane (@Sean Lane)1593363011.0
After being kicked out of the event, Baron Cohen reportedly returned in a different disguise.
Those hoping this prank indicates a second season of Who Is America? will likely disappointed, as it has been confirmed that a second season still isn't on the table.