Twitter Goes Crazy After Seeing Shots of Bradley Cooper at the DNC
Politics| | By Mauricio Castillo
It’s easy to fall in love with our favorite characters from film and television. Sometimes, the best ones make us forget that there are actually people portraying them, and we come to believe the characters and the actor behind them are one and the same.
That obsession can sometimes lead us to make some strange decisions. Like flipping out on Twitter over seeing an actor at the Democratic National Convention.
Such was the case last night, when a cameraman seemingly in awe of actor Bradley Cooper being at the DNC kept focusing on him throughout the night. Cooper was present with his girlfriend Irina Shayk, and was very much into the proceedings of the night. He probably would not have noticed the outrage occurring in the Twitterverse by some conservative viewers stemming from the actor’s audacious attendance at the event.
Check out some of the more…special tweets below:
I have a list of celebrities that support Socialism I refuse to spend another $ on. Add this one. Boycott them all. pic.twitter.com/uOFMkxSvRY
— Nat Shupe (@NatShupe) July 28, 2016
Bradley Cooper at DNC?! Guess I've seen my last Bradley Cooper movie. Ewww Ick
— The Real ExTex (@theRealExTex) July 28, 2016
Bradley Cooper is promoting Hillary? Too bad. He's dead to me now. pic.twitter.com/gXJ4ahO8YK
— David O'Neill (@garlicfries95) July 28, 2016
What our friends on Twitter seem to forget is what I mentioned at the start of this story: Actors and characters are not one and the same. That means Bradley Cooper, to the dismay of many last night, is not Chris Kyle, the American combat veteran he played in the film American Sniper. Unfortunately for the wronged individuals, they expected Cooper to be a raging Republican, and not the long-time Democrat he actually is.
Of course, there must be a balance, so the rest of Twitter decided to chime in on the subject:
Bradley Cooper is a raccoon, not a sniper. Idiots.
— Dom.inic (@DominicVFX) July 28, 2016
Republicans: those liberals get offended so easily
Republicans: BRADLEY COOPER-MY CHRIS KYLE-AT THE DNC?!?BOYCOTT!! pic.twitter.com/wmkhWQ6owD
— the hex girlfriend☽ (@methlab4_qt) July 28, 2016
GOP angry that Bradley Cooper attended DNC since he portrayed Chris Kyle in American Sniper. Does this mean Morgan Freeman is actually God?
— ㅤ ㅤㅤㅤ ㅤㅤ (@itsJarm) July 28, 2016
Bradley Cooper: *acts in American Sniper*
Conservatives: ONE OF US!
BCoop: *at DNC*
Cons: WTF, HOW DARE HE?!
— Chelsea: Dora Milaje (@IfIWereMagneto) July 28, 2016
Listen, I get it. I had a little trouble dealing with the news of a new Joker in Suicide Squad because Heath Ledger as the villain was perfection in my opinion. With that being said, maybe deeper research into Cooper’s political views *cough* Google! *cough* would have avoided this messy situation.