Conservative 'American Sniper' Fans Attack Bradley Cooper for Attending DNC

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Viewers lashed out at Cooper, who played Navy SEAL Chris Kyle in the Clint Eastwood film, on social media for supporting Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

American Sniper star Bradley Cooper received heat from fans on social media for attending the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Wednesday.

Cooper could be seen in the audience with his girlfriend when cameras cut to show his reaction to the night's speeches.

Conservative fans who watched the actor portray Navy SEAL veteran Chris Kyle in the Clint Eastwood-directed film were quick to call out the actor for seemingly going against the right-wing values of his onscreen character and showing support for Hillary Clinton. 

"How could you POSSIBLY play the hero Chris Kyle so well and then surround yourself w/anti-Americans?" one user tweeted.

Many came to the actor's defense, while others joked about Cooper's critics not understanding that there's a difference between an actor and the person he or she portrays.

Actor Josh Gad tweeted about the backlash, "If you're that pissed about #BradleyCooper being at #DNCinPHL because of American Sniper, might I suggest imagining him as Rocket Raccoon?"

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