The comedian, as his flamboyant character Bruno, shows support for the measure

By People Staff
Updated November 03, 2008 11:45 AM
Credit: Mark J. Terrill/AP

Taking a lighter approach to a heavy topic, Sacha Baron Cohen went undercover Sunday as his alter ego Bruno – a flamboyantly gay fashion reporter from Austria – at a rally outside Los Angeles’s City Hall.

At issue: ballot measure Proposition 8, which would ban same-sex marriage in California. The British comedian, as Bruno (in a blond wig and preppy outfit), effusively showed his support for the measure, the Associated Press reports.

Once photographers and reporters recognized the true identity of Bruno and attempted to descend upon him, Cohen’s own camera crew worked to shield him. Eventually, he was escorted away inside a van.
Jesse Curti