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

Sacha Baron Cohen star of the Showtime series

In the clip below, Cohen gets up on stage dressed as a bluegrass singer and begins belting out a pretty obscene song.

The Saturday rally was a gathering of "constitutionalist" factions like the Washington Three Percent, which, as NPR noted in an interview with its founder, is associated with "the far-right Patriot and militia movement" as well as other groups that extremism trackers have placed in the anti-government category.

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". / Inject him with the Wuhan flu / Hillary Clinton, what we gonna do?

Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen infiltrated a far-right rally in Washington over the weekend by pretending to be a racist country singer. WHO, what we gonna do?

The outrageous funnyman has yet to take responsibility for the stunt, but onlookers claim he posed as the leader of a Political Action Committee (PAC), who offered to sponsor the festival and pay for a stage and security. Lock her up like we used to do. "Chop 'em up like the Saudis do".

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After the performance, Cohen reportedly came back disguised as a camera man.

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.

The councilman also added that the crowd actually turned on Cohen, and that security "whisked him away in a waiting ambulance".

It's unclear if Baron Cohen's latest prank is part of his Who Is America? program, which aired its first season on Showtime in 2018, or of this is part of a new feature film for the comedian. Not only that, Cohen's security were there with express orders to stop anyone from getting him off the stage or pulling the power.

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