Fans of American Sniper, the Oscar-nominated film in which Bradley Cooper played the highly decorated Navy Seal Chris Kyle, have expressed their unhappiness at the actor’s apparent support for the Democratic party.
Cooper was spotted by TV cameras in the crowd listening to speeches on Wednesday evening, leading to upset on social media from those who sensed themselves out of sync with Cooper’s political sympathies.
Some vowed never to see another Cooper film, while another declared him “dead to me now”.
Cooper donated funds to Hillary Clinton’s campaign in 2008. He has also been an outspoken advocate of Obamacare, as well as the president’s gun control initiatives.
The actor was also recently seen in the audience at the Wimbledon tennis championship, which he has attended for the past three years.
This article was written by Catherine Shoard, for theguardian.com on Friday 29th July 2016 11.09 Europe/Londonguardian.co.uk © Guardian News and Media Limited 2010