Stephen Colbert Wasn’t a Fan of American Eagle’s April Fools’ Day Prank

Stephen Colbert

Last night on The Late Show, Stephen Colbert was open about his insecurities. As he told viewers, he has the same worries about his face and body as any man his age does.

“Is my hair thinning?” Colbert said, listing off a slew of questions. “Is my waist thickening? Would it eliminate these crows feet if I bought a corvette? Just normal insecurity.”

With those worries out in the open, Colbert could express how happy he was to see American Eagle’s new ad campaign, which was a spin-off of their lingerie brand for women of all body types, “Aerie.” This new underwear line was apparently named “Aerie Man” and was supposed to help men of all sizes also feel comfortable.

However, as it turns out, this new line from American Eagle wasn’t actually real; it was just an April Fools’ Day prank. The company claimed that it was “all in good fun to parody…body-positive marketing.”

“That’s right,” Colbert said. “Love your body the way it is. Ha ha, just kidding. You’re hideous.”

The worst part of American Eagle’s April Fools’ Day joke, though, was the fact that the fake ad didn’t even come out on April 1. Instead, the company published the video back on March 23.

Watch Stephen Colbert discuss the ridiculous American Eagle prank in the video below:

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