Earlier this week, Bradley Cooper was named People‘s Sexiest Man of the Year, and I was like “what.” In my mind, this was an active choice to deny Ryan Gosling his rightful title as the most attractive male celebrity of 2011. And I wasn’t ok with that.
As it turns out, a lot of other people weren’t ok with it either. In the video above, you can see a number of people protesting outside of People‘s headquarters with inspirational chants like “Bradley Cooper is just fine, but Ryan Gosling is divine,” and moving signs that read messages like “Hey Girl, I know magazines often create a false dichotomy, catalyze unhealthy standards for female body image and further divide an already strained gender gap … but I totally should have been People‘s sexiest man of the year.”
I am moved beyond words.