Anna Wintour has told Stephen Colbert's
conservative character on Comedy Central's The Colbert Report
to stop resisting gay marriage.
The 62-year-old, British-born Wintour
has helmed fashion glossy Vogue since 1988.
She stopped by the show to pitch a
Costume Institute exhibit currently on display at the Metropolitan
Museum of Art.
When Wintour told Colbert that he could
take a few more risks with his clothing now that he is endorsing gay
marriage, Colbert said he wasn't endorsing but resisting the
“You're in the fashion world, okay.
Are there gay people in the fashion world?” Colbert asked. “Are
you as angry about this gay marriage thing as I am?”
“I am thrilled,” she said,
referring to President
Obama's Wednesday endorsement of gay nuptials. “There were
tears in the office of Vogue today, and the support of gay
marriage. We're thrilled about the president.”
“You're reinforcing a hateful
stereotype I hope you realize that,” Colbert responded.
“I think it's a long overdue
endorsement and we're honored that he's come forward finally,”
Wintour said. (Watch the complete segment at Colbert
Wintour's gay marriage advocacy to be honored by HRC.)