Bradley Cooper found himself in a social media firestorm simply for sitting in the audience at the DNC on Wednesday.
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— The Real ExTex (@theRealExTex) July 28, 2016
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
Cooper, a Democrat, attended the convention in his hometown of Philadelphia with his Russian model girlfriend Irina Shayk.
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?— Nicky Dmndz (@NickFalconPunch) 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.— Dave Engler (@DaveEngler) July 28, 2016
Unlike Bradley Cooper, Donald Trump is EXACTLY the character he plays on teleivison.— Brian Cuban (@bcuban) 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.