Bradley Cooper: “I was not expecting” backlash over DNC appearance


Bradley Cooper responded Tuesday to the media backlash aimed at him for attending the Democratic National Convention.

In an appearance on CBS’ “Late Late Show with James Corden,” Cooper talks about how he visited his hometown of Philadelphia to attend the DNC with his mother and girlfriend Irina Shayk.

He said he wasn’t expecting the reaction he got from conservatives.

“I wasn’t expecting that…The Republicans were up in arms because I was there listening to the president speak,” Cooper said.

Cooper’s “The Hangover” director Todd Phillips then butted in, saying, “Yeah, but [that was] because you played Chris Kyle in ‘American Sniper,’ which is like the Mob being mad at [Robert] De Niro for being in ‘The Intern.'”

The two of them then regaled Corden with tales of meeting former president Bill Clinton while filming “Hangover Part II” in Bangkok.

Watch the full clip below.


Bradley Cooper is not a genetically modified talking raccoon. Nor is he a scumbag schoolteacher with a penchant for hangovers. He is also not the deadliest sniper in U.S. history.


No, Bradley Cooper is an actor, meaning he changes his appearance and demeanor to fit a character.

He’s apparently a very good actor, because he successfully fooled a lot of Republicans into thinking he shared their ideals because he portrayed Navy SEAL Chris Kyle in “American Sniper.”

Those Republicans were not amused when Cooper was spotted at the Democratic National Convention this week, appalled that their favorite actor would stoop to such low depths.

Bradley Cooper, spotted at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
Bradley Cooper, spotted at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

However, Cooper has supported the Brady Campaign to End Gun Violence in the past and has donated to Hillary Clinton’s campaigns twice.

That, and actors historically leaning to the left side of the political spectrum, apparently didn’t stop some conservatives from angrily decrying the actor who brought us Sack Lodge and Brian Gilcrest.


As is Twitter’s nature, many users made fun of the outraged Republicans.


Heaven help them when they find out that Scott Baio really isn’t Chachi.


Author: Jake Harris

Social Content Producer for the Austin American-Statesman.

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