During Wednesday night's broadcast of the DNC, cameras intermittently cut to a bearded Cooper, who could be seen sitting with girlfriend and Russian model Irina Shayk. And while that seems innocuous enough, at least one segment of the Internet disagreed.
His mere presence at the DNC, combined with the fact that Cooper is a Democrat, ultimately started a whirlwind of social media comments that had Cooper as one of the biggest trending topics on Twitter Wednesday night:
Some of those blasting Cooper vowed to boycott the actor's upcoming films over his DNC attendance. Others merely were surprised that Cooper is not a Republican, as American Sniper's Chris Kyle is somewhat of a conservative hero.