THERE WAS MORE more than one Occupy protest taking place in New York yesterday – and one of them was focused on protesting against a heinous crime against popular culture that could have long-range effects.
Yes, People magazine’s choice of Bradley Cooper as the Sexiest Man Alive 2011 got some Ryan Gosling fans all riled up.
They took to the street opposite the magazine’s offices to try and shame the magazine into apologising for its actions.
Armed with Gosling face masks and posters bearing the slogans “1, 2, 3, 4, Bradley Cooper is a bore. 5, 6, 7, 8, Ryan Gosling’s super great”, “Your argument is invalid”, and a selection of quotes inspired by the now-infamous Feminist Ryan Gosling Tumblr, the protesters made sure their pro-Gosling argument was heard loud and clear.
For their part, People.com described the protest as Occupy Sexy, but said they stand by their man.
People’s executive editor Liz Sporkin described Bradley Cooper as “the whole package”, mentioning his love for his mum, his fluent French and gorgeous… brains.
Buzzfeed, the website that organised the protest, said they had a simple message: “Ryan Gosling is sex”.
They even created an online petition, where aggrieved Gosling supporters expressed their emotions over the dissing of their dog-loving hero.
This beautiful creature from the heavens has been served a great injustice.