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

The actor found himself in a social media firestorm, just for being in the audience.

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.

Bradley Cooper at DNC?! Guess I've seen my last Bradley Cooper movie. Ewww Ick

July 28, 2016

I have a list of celebrities that support Socialism I refuse to spend another $ on. Add this one. Boycott them all.

July 28, 2016

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.

People are mad cuz Bradley Cooper is at the DNC cuz he played Chris Kyle in a movie. Y'all do know BC is a democrat right?

July 28, 2016

People being mad at #BradleyCooper for having different political beliefs than a role he played is proof we need to invest in education.

July 28, 2016

Unlike Bradley Cooper, Donald Trump is EXACTLY the character he plays on teleivison.

July 28, 2016

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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