We confidently predicted after the broadcast of the first episode last week that, following the unbelievable segment which saw gun rights advocates argue that children as young as 3-years-old should be armed, there would be plenty more shocking moments to come from Sacha Baron Cohen’s new show Who Is America? - and boy were we not wrong.
The second episode went out last night in the States - it will be broadcast in full at 10pm on Channel 4 in the UK - and the most shocking piece has already gone viral.
Like the gun section, it features Baron Cohen’s character Col. Erran Morad, an Israeli terrorism expert, who somehow manages to convince a Republican state representative from Georgia, Jason Spencer, into filming a series of utterly shocking statements and actions.
The 43-year-old was born in Nebraska and now lives in Woodbine, and was elected to the House in 2010. In 2016, he filed - and then withdrew - a bill that would have effectively banned Muslims from wearing veils in public, and threatened an African-American attorney named LaDawn Jones, who supported the removal of Confederate statues, by warning that people who wanted them removed “will go missing in the Okenfenokee” (a swamp in Georgia).
He was recently defeated in a GOP primary, so the current term of office will be his last - and there is now doubt as to whether he can possibly complete his time in office after this performance.
He’d already revealed earlier this week that he was going to be one of the ‘victims’ of Who Is America?, saying at Baron Cohen had tricked him into shouting “provocative language”, but few could have imagined just how bad it would be.
Just watch the clip below, in which Spencer makes a crudely racist impression of a Chinese tourist (while filming upskirt footage of a ‘potenial terrorist’), screams the N-word at a would-be attacker, and then strips off in order to homophobically ‘attack’ an ISIS member with his buttocks whilst shouting ‘USA’.
Yes, this really does actually happen.
As if this wasn’t enough, a post-credits clip, entitled “A Message to Terrorists from Rep. Jason Spencer” sees him say, whilst brandishing a knife and biting a chunk of a sausage:
“All you damn sand-n***ers over in the Middle East, we are tired of you coming to America and we are tired of you trying to threaten us. We will cut off your dick, you understand? We will take your dick and we will shove it in your mouth. How are you going to rape children and women without a dick?”
Other segments this week include the previously-teased section including former Vice President Dick Cheney signing a waterboard kit, Ted Koppel arguing about Donald Trump’s inauguration crowd and The Bachelor star Corinne Olympios pretending that she helped solve the Ebola crisis in Africa.
Just what will Baron Cohen have in store in episode 3?
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