Angered Ryan Gosling Fans Protest Bradley Cooper's 'Sexiest Man Alive' Title (Video)
Readers gathered in the rain outside People Magazine's headquarters in New York Thursday after "The Hangover II" star was given top billing on the annual list Wednesday.
Ryan Gosling's fans are nothing if not motivated.
One day after the star was passed over for People magazine's annual "Sexiest Man Alive" top title in favor of Bradley Cooper (though he did make their accompanying honoree list), fans took to the street outside the publication's New York headquarters to protest, the magazine itself reports.
About 15 Gosling supporters showed up wearing masks of the actor's face Thursday, chanting "Who do we hate? People! Why are we here? Ryan Gosling!" standing in the rain on Avenue of the Americas across from Radio City Hall.
But, their chants didn't stop there. They also yelled "One, two, three, four, Bradley Cooper's such a bore. Five, six, seven, eight, Ryan Gosling is super great." And also, "Bradley Cooper is just fine, but Ryan Gosling is divine."
People's executive editor Liz Sporkin released a statement saying, "We stand by our man! Bradley Cooper is the whole package. He's gorgeous, talented, brainy, loves his mom, can cook up a storm and speaks fluent French! Who can argue with that?"
As of Thursday evening, over 300 people had joined "The People Magazine Protest" page on Facebook. There were also many blogs devoted to the topic that appeared after the announcement Wednesday. Buzzfeed's 63 Reasons Why Bradley Cooper Definitely Isn't The Sexiest Man Alive went viral with over 429, 000 views as of Thursday evening.
Watch video of the protest below.