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

Carla Harmon
July 1, 2020

/ Inject him with the Wuhan flu / World Health Organization, what we gonna do?

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

Captioning the now-viral video, Rex said: "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. Chop 'em up like the Saudis do".

Apparently, his security guards had blocked the event organisers from stopping him. This was because Baron Cohen started singing "racist and divisive lyrics", according to the video.

"Dr Fauci, what we gonna do?/Inject him with the Wuhan flu.../Hillary Clinton, what we gonna do?/Lock her up like we used to do".

One part of the song suggested that Chinese people made the coronavirus "in a sushi factory".

He began singing a song crammed with lyrics reflecting far-right conspiracies and talking points: from the coronavirus being a hoax, to it being created in a Wuhan lab, through to the infamous "lock her up" chants directed at Hillary Clinton during the 2016 United States presidential election.

Footage from other moments shows audience members giving Baron Cohen a thumbs-down sign or waving him off the stage. The event was organised by the Washington 3%, a far-right militia group that's believed to have espoused white nationalist rhetoric in the past, though they deny this.

Organizers of the rally, the 3% of Washington, who bill themselves as "rag-tag revolutionists", also issued a Facebook statement denouncing the stunt. The website includes a vehement denial that racism, or anti-government sentiment, play any part in its ideology.

"Who Is America?" is a political satire series that saw Baron Cohen appear in multiple characters and often duped politicians including former Vice President Dick Cheney, Sarah Palin, Bernie Sanders, Ted Koppel, Howard Dean, disgraced Senate candidate Roy Moore and ex-congressman Joe Walsh to appear and often make themselves look bad.

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