Georgia state Rep. Jason Spencer, the man who was most recently ridiculed for his actions on Sacha Baron Cohen’s show last weekend, announced his resignation late Tuesday night.
“Sacha Baron Cohen and his associates took advantage of my paralyzing fear that my family would be attacked,” said Spencer to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. He added that he was told the techniques would deter “what I believed was an inevitable attack.”
The Georgia rep. initially apologized but had refused to resign.
In the specific episode of “Who Is America,” Cohen was disguised as Israeli terrorism expert and former Mossad agent, Col. Erran Morad and he was there to help Spencer learn from the Israelis on how to effectively fight terrorism. (RELATED: Georgia State Rep. Screams N-Word, Shows Bare Butt To Fight Terrorism On Baron Cohen’s Newest Episode)
Cohen convinced Spencer that he could be the victim of a kidnapping attack and said that the way to prevent it would be to draw attention to himself by shouting the n-word, which he obliged.
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In a later scene, Cohen suggested that a way to thwart a terrorist attack is to charge at a terrorist backward, bare butt showing, because “ISIS is scared of being seen as homo,” which, once again, Spencer did on camera.
Many other politicians have been fooled by Cohen, but Spencer is the first person who has been forced to resign following his actions on the show.