Then he began singing a catchy song whose lyrics included racist language and anti-Semitic conspiracy theories popular among far-right extremists.
Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen is making enemies again after reportedly crashing a far-right event in Washington over the weekend, disguised as a bluegrass singer.
Sacha Baron Cohen, 48, crashed an ultra-right conservative rally and tricked attendees into singing along to a racist song about the "Wuhan flu".More news: Reddit bans 'The_Donald' forum in crackdown, Twitch suspends Trump's channel
Dressed in a cowboy hat and overalls, Cohen sang racist lyrics attacking President Obama, Hillary Clinton and Anthony Fauci, as well as CNN and the World Health Organization.
According to a video of an event organizer, Baron Cohen had posed as a political-action committee leader and had provided funding, security, and a new performer to the event. WHO, what we gonna do? "Hillary Clinton, what we gonna do?" Baron Cohen reportedly crashed a rally for the far-right militia group known as the Washington Three Percenters, leading the rally in a racist singalong before he almost caused a riot and was chased out by the crowd.
Camera IconSacha Baron Cohen in disguise as a video journalist. He repeatedly mentioned "the Wuhan Flu", a phrase some lawmakers have used to blame China for the spread of the novel coronavirus, and talked about "chopping them up like the Saudis do".More news: Couple point guns at protesters in St Louis outside their mansion
While event organiser Matt Marshall said he was offended by the stunt, other commentators have not been so quick to cancel Cohen. Not only that, Cohen's security were there with express orders to stop anyone from getting him off the stage or pulling the power.
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: Microsoft will close nearly all of its retail stores