Republican Georgia state representative Jason Spencer found himself trending on Twitter for all of the wrong reasons late Sunday night. Spencer was featured on the latest episode of the new Sacha Baron Cohen show — “Who Is America?” — which airs on Showtime. On the season premiere, lawmakers were tricked into advocating and promoting a fake program to arm toddlers.
On Episode 2, Baron Cohen tricked Spencer into shouting “provocative language” which included racial slurs like the n-word.
Immediately after the show’s airing, Spencer, who also used Islamaphobic, homophobic, and other racist terms, began trending on Twitter with people condemning his actions even if it was a set up.
“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,” Spencer said in the segment dubbed, “A Message to Terrorists from Rep. Jason Spencer.”
Baron Cohen was playing the character of Israeli terrorism expert Col. Erran Morad for the second consecutive week and created a ridiculous training video that was to portray how to defend yourself from terrorists. Along with using the offensive language, Spencer took off his pants and exposed his bare butt.
Videos from the segment can be seen below.
Jason Spencer on ‘Who Is America?’
Warning: Language is NSFW and offensive.
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— Who Is America? on Showtime (@SHOwhoisAmerica) July 23, 2018
Who Is Jason Spencer?
Jason Spencer was born on November 14, 1974 on Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska. The Georgia state representative was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2010 where he represented district 180. Prior to serving as a Republican politician, Spencer served as a physicians assistant.
Spencer is currently serving his fourth term.
This is not the first time that Spencer has been involved in controversial situations. Following the election of Donald Trump, Spencer introduced a bill that many believed would have banned Muslims from wearing veils in public. He ultimately withdrew the bill. He also insulted an African-American colleague, and has drawn the ire of the Catholic Church.