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Sacha Baron Cohen infiltrates an American far-right event, pranks a racist song

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Actor and comedian Sacha Baron Cohen – famous for his disguises and stunts – added to his repertoire this weekend in an outrageous way.

He infiltrated a rally organized by a far-right American group, the Washington State Three Percenters, over the weekend and deceived the crowd.

Cohen went on stage at the event and played in a blue jumpsuit, hat and fake beard. He engaged security during the event to ensure that his set was not interrupted by the organizers.

He started to sing a song full of words reflecting far-right conspiracies and talking points: from the coronavirus being a hoax, to its creation in a laboratory in Wuhan, through the famous songs “ lock up ” directed against Hillary Clinton in 2016 US Presidential election.

The crowd sang for Cohen, repeating the words to him. As the crowd became familiar with the lyrics, Cohen sang “WHO we are going to do” and asked the crowd if they wanted to “inject Wuhan flu” or “cut them like the Saudis” – the crowd at the Unison chose the second option.

The chorus of the song included, “Obama what we’re going to do, inject Wuhan with the flu.” Hillary Clinton what we’re going to do, lock it up like we did. WHO what we’re going to do, chop them like the Saudis. “

Cohen, according to the event organizers, was a late sponsor of the rally and offered to hire his own personal safety.

One day after the event, one of the organizers spoke of Cohen’s involvement.

“So, at the last minute, we had a man added by the production company who sponsored the event that we had never worked with before. We didn’t know anything about the group, “said a Washington State Three Percenters organizer.

“Halfway there, there were pretty racist and divisive lyrics. And we tried to find the production manager immediately. The production managers are both already gone. “

It turned out later that the interview was filmed by Cohen himself in another disguise.

Cohen’s joke was hailed online, especially since the crowd sang what the organizers admitted to be “racist and divisive” words.

The set should be included in Cohen’s next season of his Showtime series, ‘Who Is America?’.

And if you don’t have enough, Cohen’s full performance has been added to YouTube by some of his passionate fans.

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