Sacha Baron Cohen Attends Prop 8 Rally as “Bruno”

November 3, 2008
  British actor Sacha Baron Cohen, best known as “Borat” from the hit mockumentary Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, attended a Proposition 8 rally over the weekend, posing as another one of his alter egos, “Bruno,” a gay Austrian fashion reporter. However, “Bruno” was firmly placed in the “Yes on 8″ camp, showing his support to take away the right for gay couples in California to marry. According to a November 2 story on the Huffington Post,
Cohen, in disguise in a blond wig and preppy outfit, marched with demonstrators who support Proposition 8 while being trailed by cameras in a rally across from City Hall. When photographers and reporters realized who he was and tried to approach the star, members of his film crew tried to shield him, and he was eventually whisked away in a van.
Why was “Bruno” supporting Proposition 8? Was it in an attempt to get a rise out of those voting No on 8, thereby capturing better footage for his upcoming untitled Bruno film project, due for release next summer? Or does it reflect the actor’s true feelings about gay people? With the election only one day away, tensions are running high. This is certainly not the last you’ll hear of this.