Take the example of Bradley Cooper. The actor was at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia
Wednesday night -- minding his own business -- when he started trending on social media.
Not because of his beard and flowing hair, which made him look like a well-moisturized pirate with glistening skin. But that's a whole other story.
Apparently, some people believed Cooper was a Republican, based on his riveting portrayal of Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle in the blockbuster film, "American Sniper."
A bunch of people may be confusing movies with real life,
and are not amused that Cooper doesn't mirror his character in the war movie.
How dare Cooper
defy his movie persona and attend a Democratic convention? Cooper, who was in the film directed by Clint Eastwood
? (Remember that awkward moment when Eastwood interviewed an invisible Obama
at the GOP convention?)
I hate to be the bearer of bad news. But just like Cooper is not a gun-slinging raccoon from his role in "Guardians of the Galaxy," he does not appear to be a Republican either. Cooper -- and his beard -- have donated to Democrats
So sure, Cooper played Kyle, the man who after several tours in Iraq
, was killed by a former Marine in 2013 while shooting at a Texas gun range.
Sure, Cooper perfected a Texas twang to play the man who wrote about his many kills in the book, "American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History."
But Cooper has a right to pick whatever political affiliation he chooses, no?
And he's a Philly native. Can't a man attend one of the biggest parties is his hometown in peace?