Sacha Baron Cohen crashes right-wing event posing as country singer
Sacha Baron Cohen gatecrashed a right-wing event in Washington while posing as a racist country singer — where he encouraged the crowd to chant along to lyrics about liberals getting “chopped up” or “injected with the Wuhan flu,” viral footage shows.
Dressed as a pot-bellied singer in denim dungarees and a cowboy hat, the “Borat” comedian tricked organizers of Saturday’s event by the “Three Percenters” militia group by producing a last-minute big-money donation, according to reports and organizers.
The professional prankster then took to the stage in Olympia, getting some the audience to chant along with extreme lyrics — with organizers saying a team of armed security guards stopped them from pulling the plug.
Footage shows Cohen singing about former President Barack Obama, coronavirus expert Doctor Anthony Fauci, CNN and “mask wearers” getting injected with the “Wuhan flu.”
He also wished the same for “sushi eaters” — and worse for “Chinese people,” singing that they should “nuke them up like in World War II.”
Turning on the World Health Organization and journalists, he got cheers when suggesting they should “chop them up like the Saudis do,” seemingly a sick reference to murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
“Hillary Clinton, what we gonna do? Lock her up like we used to do,” he sang — while joking that Bill Gates’ manhood was “micro soft.”
Event organizer Matt Marshall said they “tried to pull the plug” in horror at the “incredibly racist song,” but said Cohen’s team included “four armed-security on the generator, so we couldn’t even cut the power.”
When they finally “bum-rushed the stage,” the “Who is America?” prankster and his entourage fled in a waiting ambulance that pretended to be on an emergency call, Marshall said in a video interview.
Other images suggest Cohen then came back, pretending to be a video journalist while wearing a gray wig and beard.
“They spent a lot of money to make us look bad,” Marshall said, later later tweeting, “Thanks for the publicity. Can’t wait for the video of me throwing Cohen off the stage.”
The Three Percenters’ chapter — a group founded by longtime militiaman Michael Brian Vanderboegh — said it was “appalled” with the “clown-face” comedian who sparked “repugnance.”
Some on Twitter were less-then convinced, however.
“If it was so ‘racist’ to them, why were people clapping along until they realized he was trolling? Hmm,” one asked.
The group insisted it has members of “every race, religion, and creed” and Cohen’s “bad taste and behavior represents the antithesis” of the group’s ideals.
The Southern Poverty Law Center lists the Three Percenters as an anti-government militia group, saying the name refers to the “dubious historical claim that only 3 percent of American colonists fought against the British during the War of Independence.”
Cohen has yet to comment on the appearance. Some speculated that it could have been a stunt for a new series of “Who is America?” but Showtime has not commented, said Variety.
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