Bradley Cooper, who played conservative hero Navy SEAL Chris Kyle in 2014 movie American Sniper, has riled up Republicans by making an appearance at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night in Philadelphia.
Cooper attended the convention with his Russian model girlfriend, Irina Shayk.
Some irate Twitter users plan to boycott Cooper’s future films over his presence at the convention. Another commented that they thought his experience playing Kyle would have rubbed off on him.
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
— Biracial Brother (@Jonesdc) 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
The complaints have been mocked by others who say Cooper was simply acting a role when playing Kyle, and conservatives shouldn’t be surprised.
"How can Bradley Cooper be a democrat when he played Chris Kyle?!" pic.twitter.com/6rRIkRVwOn
— Caitlin (@CJMasessa) July 28, 2016
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
Left-Bradley Cooper. He is an actor, not a sniper. Right-Paul Giamatti. He is an actor, not John Adams. We good? pic.twitter.com/4V4INebX4d
— Civic_Thoughts (@Civic_Thoughts) July 28, 2016
I'm done. Stupid Republicans think just because Bradley Cooper PLAYED Chris Kyle, he really THINKS like Chris Kyle. Um…it's called ACTING.
— (((DemsUnite2016))) (@IslandGalObama) July 28, 2016
Cooper earned an Oscar nomination for American Sniper, which became a blockbuster partially because of an enthusiastic reception among conservative moviegoers.
Cooper was born and raised in the Philadelphia area, and before this convention appearance has not been very vocal about his political leanings.