Sacha Baron Cohen trolls far-right event disguised as bluegrass singer

Brenda Watkins
June 29, 2020

From Ali G to Borat to Bruno, Sacha Baron Cohen has come up with some pretty insane characters over the years.

This past weekend, that's exactly what Cohen did as he went to a right-wing militia rally in Olympia, Washington. Cohen then sang: "Sushi-eaters, what we gonna do?" with the crowd replying: "Inject them with the Wuhan flu!"

The centerpiece of this prank was a musical performance by Cohen as a country singer, dressed in overalls, a cowboy hat and bushy beard where, onstage, he performed a blatantly racist (and ridiculous) song encouraging people to attack liberals, the World Health Organization, CNN, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Dr. Anthony Fauci, and others. Hillary Clinton what we gonna do, lock her up like we used to do. According to social media posts from the event's organizers, Baron Cohen disguised himself as the leader of a political action committee who wanted to sponsor the rally.

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. Inject him with the Wuhan flu.

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They posted their own video showing organisers admitting at the event that they got "catfished" by the stunt and called it "a hit job from extremists" created to divide America.

After the crowd realized what he was saying, and turned on him, his security then rushed the stage and evacuated them to a waiting private ambulance that was contracted to be their escape transport. He brought his own security team who prevented organizers from kicking him off stage once he began singing and turning off the power to his microphone.

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.

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