Republicans/American Sniper fans upset at Bradley Cooper for attending DNC

Christopher Hooton
Friday 29 July 2016 11:44 BST
(Warner Bros)

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Several Republicans and fans of the film American Sniper (essentially one and the same) have expressed their anger over lead actor Bradley Cooper’s attendance at the Democratic National Convention.

“I have a list of celebrities that support Socialism I refuse to spend another $ on. Add this one. Boycott them all,” one Twitter use wrote (sic).

Astonishment at Cooper being in the crowd seems to stem from his major part in the film, which, while director Clint Eastwood has insisted it is “anti-war”, comes across pretty in favour of shooting Iraqis.

It saw Cooper play Chris Kyle, a Navy SEAL with more than 150 confirmed kills.

The outraged, some of whom said they would be boycotting Cooper’s films after he turned out for Hillary Clinton’s speech, clearly had some trouble separating fiction from reality.

“News flash: Arnold Schwarzenegger is not a robot and Julia Roberts is not a prostitute #BradleyCooper #gop” one Twitter user wrote, referencing Terminator and Pretty Woman.

(via Digital Spy)

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