(Rewritten as of 12:45am EST)
The short story is that Stephen Colbert gave a shout out to bronies. yay.
But now for the long story. It seems this shoutout was somewhat forced (opinions) but apparently this event started back on July 29th with a ponychan thread
. Colbert put our a survey on his Super PAC website
, and it seems the survey at the moment is I Stand For…
. A campaign was launched by ponychan, and the end result is that Colbert made the shoutout.
And so on tonight’s Colbert Report, he made a shout out to bronies.
(Opinion): This is going to make a lot of people look into the fandom. While its cool that Colbert did a shout out, the fact there was a campaign behind it means its kind of one sided. You could spam his survey with shout out to hot dogs, and probably get the same reaction (a shout out to hot dogs). I would have rather Colbert done it on his own, without any push from us, except maybe hey, I dare you to watch this cartoon. Colbert is a general nerd and familiar with cartoons, aka Harvey Birdman Attorney at Law in which he played Phil Ken Sebben.
Lauren Faust also commented on the news in her dA.