Cohen also reportedly posed as a cameraman who filmed the rally organizer's response to the stunt.
The Daily Beast reports Baron Cohen smuggled himself onto the stage of the March for our Rights 3 rally in Olympia, Washington, where he and his band performed a deeply racist and conspiratorial bluegrass number.More news: Microsoft Makes Deferring Feature Updates Harder with Windows 10 Version 2004
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 very big 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", he sang, according to video posted on social media, which showed some members of the crowd singing along. He hired a security team so no one could cut him off mid-song.
The song urged people to attack people in masks, liberals, CNN, The World Health Organisation and Barack Obama, asking "What we gonna do?" He said the actor paid for additional security, who then blocked attempts to pull him off the stage or cut power to his music. Lock her up like we used to do.More news: Karachi: Pakistan’s stock exchange building under attack
"So last minute, we had a man added by the production company who was sponsoring the event who we never worked with before. Chop 'em up like the Saudis do".
The councilman went on to say the crowd eventually turned on Cohen, and he was taken away by his security to an ambulance that was close by.More news: Twitch bans Dr Disrespect - Polygon
Baron Cohen was honored past year by the Anti-Defamation League because of his record of using humor to fight hate, including through his Showtime series "Who is America?" which satirizes American politics.