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

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There's a good chance Cohen pulled this prank for Season 2 of his Showtime series Who is America?-but we'll just have to wait and see what else the comedian has up his sleeve.

Sacha Baron Cohen is no stranger to relatively elaborate disguises, often done with the expressed intent of making fun of political extremists.

Sacha came as the honcho of a political action committee, or so he said. according to the Daily Beast. In the clip below, Cohen gets up on stage dressed as a bluegrass singer and begins belting out a pretty obscene song.

After organisers cottoned on to the stunt, they attempted to take him off stage and unplug the power, but Cohen was one step ahead with a team of security guarding the generator.

During his singalong, Baron Cohen talked about injecting Obama, Fauci, the World Health Organization, CNN, and anyone caught wearing a mask with the "Wuhan flu" or chopping them up "like the Saudis do", a reference to the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

A video of the performance includes audio of members of the crowd joining Baron Cohen's call-and-response routine.

"Obama, what we gonna do, inject him with the Wuhan flu".

One part of the song suggested that Chinese people made the coronavirus "in a sushi factory". The crowd, which held signs like "Stop tyranny, defend freedom" cheered Baron Cohen's lyrics and anti-Semitic jabs (the "you-know-whos") and anti-Asian taunts ("nuke 'em like we used to do"). The far-right militia group, Washington Three Percenters, who have previously organized gun rallies, were the group behind the event.

Baron Cohen was honoured a year ago by the Anti-Defamation League because of his record of using humour to fight hate, including through his Showtime series "Who is America?" which satirises American politics.

It falls in line with his unique brand of satirical reality TV, in which he frequently poses as a reactionary or bigoted figure in real-life situations to gauge public reaction.

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