Conservatives Angry over ‘American Sniper’ Actor’s Dem Convention Attendance
“American Sniper” actor Bradley Cooper attended the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night, drawing criticism from his conservative supporters.
The Hill reports:
Shortly after Cooper was caught on camera sitting in the audience next to model girlfriend Irina Shayk, conservative Twitter and Facebook users began to flood the platforms with calls for his boycott.
“I have a list of celebrities that support Socialism I refuse to spend another $ on,” said one Twitter user. “Add this one. Boycott them all.”
“Bradley Cooper at DNC?!” exclaimed another. “Guess I’ve seen my last Bradley Cooper movie.”
The apparent reason for the ire directed at Cooper stems from his portrayal of decorated U.S. Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle in the 2014 Clint Eastwood film “American Sniper.”
It didn’t take long for the anti-Cooper tide to turn toward mockery, with many pointing out that starring in a movie doesn’t require changing political views.
Conservatives mad #BradleyCooper was at DNC because he portrayed Chris Kyle!!! Does this mean Morgan Freeman isn't really God??? OHNO
People being upset Bradley cooper who played the American Sniper is not a republican is like me being upset he is not a real space raccoon.
— Stephen Williams (@siavm) July 28, 2016
When Republicans thought Bradley Cooper was one of them since he's on American Sniper, but they saw him at the DNC pic.twitter.com/OA9Dswo4ON
— Sunny Black Official (@RealSunnyBlack) July 28, 2016
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