Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen carried out a stunt in which he convinced conservative festival goers to sing about injecting scientists, journalists and political figures with the ‘Wuhan flu’.
The Borat and Ali G star infiltrated the right-wing rally in Olympia, Washington, where he took to the stage disguised as a country singer.
Footage shows him convincing festival-goers to sing along to lyrics about infecting well-known US figures including former president Barack Obama, American immunologist Doctor Anthony Fauci and Microsoft boss Bill Gates with coronavirus.
Other targets include the World Health Organization (WHO), people who wear face masks and ‘liberals’.
At one point he even convinced festival-goers to sing about journalists and how they should ‘chop them up like the Saudis do’ – a reference to the death of Jamal Khashoggi who was assassinated at the Saudi consulate in Turkey in 2018.
The eight-minute video begins with the comedian singing about Obama, before saying he should be infected with the ‘Wuhan flu’.
Wuhan flu’ is a reference to coronavirus – which was first discovered at a market in Wuhan, China.
President Trump has previously been accused of inciting racism by referring to coronavirus as the ‘China Virus’ and ‘Kung flu’.
Baron Cohen later sings about how coronavirus is a ‘hoax’ before turning his attention to US infectious disease chief Dr Anthony Fauci – who is leading the country’s response to the virus – and the World Health Organisation.
He later sings: ‘WHO what we gotta do? Inject them with the Wuhan Flu.WHO what we gotta do? Chop them up like the Saudis do.’
The comedian then encourages the crowd to chose which verse to sing next by cheering their favorite – with the ‘chop them’ up version receiving the loudest cheer.
He then goes on to sing about journalists, and Chinese people, who he refers to as ‘Sushi-eaters’.
Baron Cohen then sings: ‘Chinese people what we going to do? Nuke ’em up like in World War 2.’
The crowd then repeats the verse.
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The event was hosted by the Washington Three Percenters, a far-right militia group that has previously organized gun rights rallies.
According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, “The reference to 3 percent stems from the dubious historical claim that only 3 percent of American colonists fought against the British during the War of Independence.”
In 2018, Baron Cohen starred in hit-show ‘Who is America?’ in which he dressed-up as a variety of characters in a bid to prank high profile American politicians.
One of the most famous pranks from the show involved Baron Cohen gaining support from right-wing political figures for a bogus campaign named ‘Kinderguardians’, which argued for small children to be given guns in a bid to prevent school shootings in the US.
This latest stunt could be for a second season of the Showtime series.
In 2005, disguised as Borat, a character said to be from Kazakhstan, he convinced drinkers at a bar in Arizona to sing along with his song ‘Throw the Jew down the well’.
Baron Cohen was raised Jewish and is fluent in Hebrew.
The English comedian also once interviewed Donald Trump in 2003, while disguised as his character Ali G – a self-styled ‘chav’ from the Berkshire town of Staines.
During the interview he pitched his invention the ‘ice-cream glove’, to protect hands from dripping ice-cream, which Trump rejected.
Instead, Trump invested in steaks, vodka, an airline and a university, all of which were unsuccessful.