According to some Twitter users, they just assumed that because Cooper played the late Chris Kyle, a decorated Navy S.E.A.L. in the Iraq War who saved many lives as a sniper, the actor must also be a Republican. Alas, no, that is not the case – and it pissed them off.
“We all just saw Bradley Cooper, who played Chris Kyle … at the Democratic National Convention. I’m appalled, and extremely disappointed,” read a Facebook post from an unidentified author, which was later shared on Twitter.
Others shared the same sentiments:
"How can Bradley Cooper be a democrat when he played Chris Kyle?!" pic.twitter.com/6rRIkRVwOn
— Caitlin Topple the Patriarchy Masessa (@CJMasessa) July 28, 2016
Of course, this lead other Twitter folk to point out how Cooper was just an actor, playing a part.
People are upset that Bradley Cooper who played Sniper Chris Kyle is a democrat ???? pic.twitter.com/brxNyaZOPP
— Yukio Strachan (@boldandworthy) July 28, 2016
SPOILER: Bradley Cooper isn't Chris Kyle. Just like Mark Ruffalo doesn't really grow to nine feet and turn green when he gets angry.
— Jacquelyn Gray (@JacquelynMGray) July 28, 2016