It seems that for some people, it’s not so much that life sometimes imitates art as it is that life must imitate art.
Or so it appears to at least some fans of the movie American Sniper, in which Bradley Cooper portrayed a Navy Seal sharpshooter.
Last week Cooper came home – he grew up not far from where the Democratic convention was held – to attend the convention, and when some conservative fans saw him there they were… not happy.
And they took to Twitter to vent their spleen:
- this bradley cooper thing has me so upset im burning all his dvds
- I have a list of celebrities that support Socialism I refuse to spend another $ on. Add this one. Boycott them all.
- Bradley Cooper is promoting Hillary? Too bad. He’s dead to me now.
- Bradley Cooper at DNC?! Guess I’ve seen my last Bradley Cooper movie. Ewww Ick
Because these folks want Cooper to personally embody the qualities of the character he played in a movie and were angry to learn that was just…acting. Because that’s what actors do in movies: they act. They portray people they are not.
Seriously: do some people now believe actors must BE the characters they play?
Will Will Smith – or Sylvester Stallone – be challenging for the heavyweight boxing championship anytime soon?
And if they’re not, should we be angry about that?
Are we disappointed that Tobey Maguire can’t scale buildings on a web of his own weaving?
That we might run into Sarah Jessica Parker on the streets of New York and she might not be wearing $600 shoes?
That Morgan Freeman isn’t… god?
People need to grow up.