November 17th, 2011
04:15 PM ET

Petition: Ryan Gosling should be 'Sexiest Man,' not Bradley Cooper

Oh no they didn’t!

That was the reaction Ryan Gosling fans had when Bradley Cooper was crowned People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive for 2011.

As soon as the announcement was made, ardent Gosling supporters took to blogs and news websites to complain, and a petition has popped up on Change.org asking for People mag to admit their mistake and “right this wrong.”

“We believe People magazine made a huge mistake by choosing Bradley Cooper as the 2011 Sexiest Man Alive,” the petition description says. “2011 was clearly the year of Ryan Gosling and we demand that People magazine give Ryan his own magazine cover.”

The petition was created by BuzzFeed, and at the time of this post 1,749 fans have signed it.

In addition to posting 63 photos of Gosling as 63 reasons why Cooper “definitely isn’t the Sexiest Man Alive," BuzzFeed asked readers and fans to print out Ryan Goslings mask and protest in front of the People magazine offices Thursday afternoon in New York City.

Some writers at E! Online are also up in arms about the celebrity magazine's pick. One article had this to say:

“Isn't that très coveted title supposed to be for the sexiest, most talked about, most popular man of the year? … How about the über-hot, crazy talented Ryan Gosling? Duh.”

Another post on Boston.com’s “Movie Nation” blog pointed out that Cooper and Gosling are worlds apart in terms of “sexiness.”

“Cooper uses a version of smarm,” the post said. “Smarm gets you phone numbers. But smarm isn't sexy. In the last year Gosling has been sexy in four different movies – ‘Blue Valentine,’ ‘Crazy, Sexy, Love,’ ‘Drive’ and ‘The Ides of March’ - and has been so in four different ways.”

And it’s not just the fans. George Clooney, who worked alongside Gosling in “The Ides of March,” recently joked with “Extra" that Gosling has been prepping himself for the role.

“[Gosling] really wants it,” he said. “He's been saying... the whole time we were on the set of 'Ides,' he was like, 'How did you pull that off?' So I called up Brad Pitt and we worked with him for weeks on the walk... we told him how to train... everything.”

Do you think Gosling fans have a point, or do you think Cooper deserves the title? Or, do you not really care? Cooper and Gosling fans, you may battle it out in the comments section.


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  4. Michael Labine

    Hello, I wrote a message on here tonight. I hope it can be posted/published like I had written in all it's importance and for what it is and how I empathize with the Ryan Gosling fans. Thanks Bye

    December 16, 2011 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Lynea

    Do these people really have nothing better to do?

    November 22, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Em

    Putting their pictures side by side like that doesn't do much for people's argument, does it?

    November 21, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  7. faithsrain

    Ryan gosling all the way!! He is not just easy on the eyes he also has a great personality and sense of humor.

    November 19, 2011 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Mike

    You people are the reason USA is going to hell. Can't you find something better to do?

    November 18, 2011 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jit on mee but all night

    They both look like butt pirates so what does it matter anyway? ++++++++++++++++++

    November 18, 2011 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Teri

    Absolutely should have been Ryan Gosling. That man is smokin hot. I have felt that way since Notebook.

    November 18, 2011 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Anita

    He's definitely the most talented.

    November 18, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Bkostrander

    Either one can leave his chewing gum on my bedpost any day!

    November 18, 2011 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  13. MiaMoth

    I vote for Sarah Jessica Parker. Hey Ryan are you her clone?

    November 18, 2011 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  14. lewnet57

    shirt off

    November 18, 2011 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  15. lewnet57

    Ryan Gosling!!!!!!!!!! Have you seen him in Crazy Stupid Love without his shirt on. OMG. I' agree with who said this. (very successful in wide range of roles) He was so wonderful in the Notebook. I can't believe they didn't pick him. Boy were they way of base.

    November 18, 2011 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  16. sue

    both are not that great....

    November 18, 2011 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  17. gina

    bradley cooper...no way

    November 18, 2011 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  18. Nore

    Ryan, all the way! He's deserved it since the notebook!

    November 18, 2011 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  19. KaraK

    It's People magazine...get over it.

    November 18, 2011 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  20. VWJ

    Bradley Cooper. Symmetry in facial features, awesome smile.... Crystal blue eyes with a hint of "it wasn't me"
    Oh la la... Yep... BC would be my choice too.

    November 18, 2011 at 12:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Akilesh

      Le 11/10/2011 e0 08h37 Le prochain film de Gosling c'est dans 2 smeniaes, on va pas attendre longtemps...Sinon je viens de voir e0 la te9loche qu'une ame9ricaine a porte9 plainte contre le distributeur de Drive pour "promotion abusive". Elle dit que le film correspond pas e0 la bande annonce (ce qui en soit, est vrai), et qu'il y a des sce8nes de racisme dans le film, et que donc, elle a e9te9 abuse9e.uppyeyes Tout e7a pour re9clamer le remboursement de sa place... Mais les gens n'ont donc rien de mieux e0 faire ?! Bref, sinon, super look je trouve !!

      March 14, 2012 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  21. wendy

    My husband Michael is the s*xiest man alive.

    November 17, 2011 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Robert

    Bradley Cooper's face does not exhibit bilateral symmetry. His jaw is crooked and one eye is higher than the other. Draw a line down the center of his face, then compare each half.

    Clearly, someone so imperfect is just chosen for political-marketing purposes, a sort of "everyman" choice.

    November 17, 2011 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jen

      prefection doesn't always mean beauty. your perfection and someone elses could be something totally different

      November 18, 2011 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Stephanie

      And Ryan Gosling's eyes aren't???? http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_llf7xydIrf1qkobmfo1_500.jpg

      January 12, 2012 at 12:19 am | Report abuse |
  23. Ryan's HOT and Talented

    Ryan's HOT and Talented very successful in wide range of roles

    November 17, 2011 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Lulu

    Ryan >>> Coop.

    November 17, 2011 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Fookin' Prawn

    What a bunch of d!cks. Fine, be a fan of something or someone, but to go to this level of BS? And it's gonna reflect poorly on Ryan, fair or not, because his fans are so stupid.

    November 17, 2011 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
  26. jillmarie

    I don't think they should recind.

    November 17, 2011 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Anne McNeff

    Ryan Gosling, all the way,,,People made a huge mistake,,,and Bradley ,,please run the other way RE: J.Lopez, she taints everything she touches, she will ruin your career.

    November 17, 2011 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Kobe

    Ryan Gosling! I like Bradley Cooper but my vote would be for Ryan!!

    November 17, 2011 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Observer

    Should be Gosling. Cooper is a liberal stooge.

    November 17, 2011 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fookin' Prawn

      wt_f does that even mean? And what's it got to do with some stupid mag voting someone 'hot'?

      November 17, 2011 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Jacintha

    @mishay. It's Kate Gosselin, so not her ex-husband lol

    November 17, 2011 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Shirelle

    Bradley for sure. Hands down.

    November 17, 2011 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  32. With dooodooooo on it

    yummmmm

    November 17, 2011 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Adam

      So is Rich really like how he was on the show? If so, that sucks as he is terpty funny, inteligent, and articulate. The set up date was a buzz kill for me when he was checking out the waitress; that was rude any self respecting woman would have left. I hope he gets his act together and loses the ego.

      March 16, 2012 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
  33. My choice would be a dookey sandwich

    .

    November 17, 2011 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Tracy

    I think they made the right choice between Ryan and Brad but niether would be my first choice.

    November 17, 2011 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  35. mishay

    Isnt he Kate Goslings ex husband? Dont they have like 8 kids together? That doesnt make a guy hot in my opinion.

    November 17, 2011 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Jacintha

    I choose Ryan Gosling .. to each their own.

    November 17, 2011 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • bob

      Bradley Cooper hands down!...Ryan Gosling is not that handsome he looks like he talks from his nose from some sort of nasal condition.

      December 6, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  37. stormeagle

    Good grief folks – get a life!

    November 17, 2011 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |

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