Sacha Baron Cohen has been accused of infiltrating a rally in Washington organized by the extreme right-wing group Los Tres Percentros, announced as “March for our rights 3”.
The comedian, known for making elaborate pranks, allegedly dressed up as a bluegrass singer and sang a song with lyrics that included: “Dr. Fauci, what shall we do? Inject him with the Wuhan flu … Hillary Clinton, what are we going to do? Lock her up like we used to do. “
In video footage from the event, Three Percenters, known as avid Trump supporters, are heard cheering and applauding for the long performance.
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Matt Marshall, a former founder of Three Percenters in Washington, said in a video shared on Twitter that he believes Cohen funded the event under the name of Back to Work USA, a company based in Orange County, California.
“They wanted to bring in some bands, have some music, give us a good stage, set it up, amplify it better,” said Marshall. “It felt a little weird but then [they] I started paying for things like bathtubs, stage rent, [and] barriers “.
Marshall claimed that when Cohen started performing “an incredibly racist song”, members of the 3 Percenters tried to get him offstage. However, they were detained by the security guards that Cohen had allegedly hired.
Washington State Patrol soldiers said The olympic There were around 500 people attending the Conservative rally at Heritage Park on Saturday, June 27.
Marshall blamed the incident on the Democratic Party and Washington Governor Jay Inslee. “They spent a lot of money to make us look bad,” he alleged. “I bet if you follow the conditions, this goes directly to the Washington state Democratic party.”
Before video footage of Cohen’s performance appeared, Yelm City Council member James Connor Blair wrote on his Facebook page: “Sacha Baron Cohen did a … stunt at the March For Our Rights 3 event ”
A screenshot of his post was shared by prominent American gun control activist Sally Watts.
After the performance, Cohen returned dressed as a cameraman.
The independent The Cohen representative has been contacted for comment.
In his 2018 series Who is America Cohen traveled the United States in various costumes while joking with Republicans.