Love him or hate him, you just can’t ignore Sacha Baron Cohen.
The comedian took part in a rally that was organized by a right-wing militia group. What was his contribution? Well, he sang an eye-raising racist song which quickly became a hit as many protestors starting singing along.
As already mentioned, this rally was organized by a militia group who you might know as the three percenters. If you don’t know who the three percenters are then you might take reference from the Southern Poverty Law. This law describes how only 3 percent of the American colonist fought against the British during the War of Independence. So, you can say that this term is representative of an anti-government movement.
Cohen apparently disguised himself as the head of a political committee to get an entry as an event sponsor. This allowed him to not only benefit from tight security but also to stay on stage even after the organizers noticed something fishy.
Interestingly, Cohen sang on stage using the call and response strategy. The story became public when one of the organizers laid out the entire story. He went on to put the entire blame on Washington State’s Democratic Party and Gov. Jay Inslee – without any evidence.
The organizers were quick to point guns at Cohen for singing a racist song, but did they not attend the event because as far as I can remember, the attendees were actually singing along? Back in 2018, Cohen used this trick to show the real faces of the conservative parties who were pro-gun at the time.
The comedian reportedly initiated a near-riot simply with a song at a rightwing rally. Eventually, he was left with no other option than to flee from the rally's angry crowd – in an ambulance.