Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen crashed a meeting of the Washington State Three Percenters in Olympia, which is aligned with the far-right group of armed patriots, leading a sing-along and generally disrupting things.
The rally started off as planned. The organizers then learned that another band had been added to the event at the last minute. Then the new singer stepped on stage and it became clear something was off.
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“A guy that’s like wearing almost a clown suit of red, white and blue get up there,” Matt Marshall, the founder and former leader of the militant group told NPR “Obvious disguise. Like a fake nose and chin. And he starts playing and the first thought when you hear his voice is, ‘Dude, is this like a bad impression of Borat?’ ”
This post is by a city council member in Yelm, Washington. Earlier this afternoon, Sacha Baron Cohen crashed the event of Washington 3% – a right-wing group of armed insurrectionists and white supremacists – in Olympia.
I look forward to the video… pic.twitter.com/zilUA2zJQU
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) June 28, 2020
Holy shit ????
Sacha Baron Cohen infiltrated the Washington 3% (local rightwing militia) event in Olympia a few minutes ago. A last-minute big donor paid to sponsor the event, and hire security… And then that security kept the organizers from getting on stage to stop Cohen. ???? pic.twitter.com/mllLkKBcpZ
— Spek (@spekulation) June 27, 2020
The “March For Our Rights 3” event, is opposition to the student-led “March For Our Lives” demonstration in 2018, in the wake of the Parkland High School shooting in Florida, is pro-gun and staunchly conservative. That’s why Baron Cohen’s sing-along effort before a crowd of about 500 people, was especially absurd.
Cohen’s song urged listeners to attack liberals, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, CNN, The World Health Organization, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Bill Gates, and “mask-wearers.”
He offered the crowd to either inject them with “the Wuhan Flu” or “chop them up like the Saudis do.” And they reacted accordingly, cheering the lyrics and Cohen’s anti-Semitic teasing and anti-Chinese jabs.