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Critics Call Out Bradley Cooper for Being in DNC Audience After Portraying 'American Sniper' Chris Kyle


Bradley Cooper found himself in a social media firestorm simply for sitting in the audience at the DNC on Wednesday.

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Some viewers were apparently upset that the actor, who famously portrayed sharpshooter Chris Kyle in American Sniper — a known Republican before his death in 2013 — would attend the Democratic National Convention.

"I'm appalled, and extremely disappointed," tweeted one viewer.

"He's dead to me now," said another.

Cooper, a Democrat, attended the convention in his hometown of Philadelphia with his Russian model girlfriend Irina Shayk.

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In the face of the backlash, other fans came to his defense.

The American Hustle actor is a strong Clinton supporter. In 2000, he donated to her senate campaign when she ran for office in New York.

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