Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen Trolls a Right-wing Rally With a Racist Sing-along

Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen Trolls a Right-wing Rally With a Racist Sing-along

Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen Trolls a Right-wing Rally With a Racist Sing-along

Right-wing group the Three Percenters held a rally in Olympia, Washington, on Saturday, at which a bluegrass performer got the crowd to join him in lyrics such as "Obama, what we gonna do?"

Needless to say, it was a somewhat unwelcome surprise to organisers when Cohen - dressed in a red skivvy and blue overalls, fake beard, and a huge hat - proceeded to play a song that referenced a number of far-right and racist conspiracies, from the coronavirus being a hoax, to it being created in a lab in Wuhan, to threatening to "inject [Obama] with the Wuhan flu".

"Obama, what we gonna do, inject him with the Wuhan flu". "Hillary Clinton what we gonna do/Lock her up like we used to do/W H O what we gonna do/Chop them up like the Saudis do".

And apparently, the crowd did get wise to the act, but not before they were soundly humiliated with the widely-recorded singalong and a separate instance where Baron Cohen snuck in under a different disguise. 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. "Chop 'em up like the Saudis do", Baron Cohen sang.

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It's a classic Baron Cohen stunt, and one that the comedian reportedly pulled off with a large, late anonymous donation from California, according to an organizer for the event.

"He came on stage disguised as the lead singer of the last band, singing a bunch of racist, hateful, disgusting s**t", local City Councilman James Blair wrote on Facebook. Not only that, Cohen's security were there with express orders to stop anyone from getting him off the stage or pulling the power.

After the rally video went viral, social media users wondered whether it would figure into a second season of Showtime's "Who Is America?" series, which aired two years ago and also featured the comedian in disguise.

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