November 17th, 2011
04:15 PM ET
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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