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Sexiest Man Alive 2011: The Fallout From Bradley Cooper’s Win

On Wednesday, People magazine declared Bradley Cooper the Sexiest Man Alive in their annual feature. To call the decision controversial would be an understatement. Anti-Bradley sentiments exploded, as people took to twitter to express their anger over the decision. Ryan Gosling fans were especially vocal, since in some people's eyes, 2011 was the Year of RyGos, and the crown rightfully belonged to him.

The anti-Bradley movement didn't die down after Wednesday. In fact, it's only gotten larger and louder as the days go by. Here are some of the most notable reactions to Bradley's win:

#OccupyPeopleMagazine: This is the Internet age, so within hours of the magazine's release, Twitter was flooded with angry tweets. Many rallied around the #Occupy PeopleMagazine hashtag. Following that tag will provide hours of cathartic reading for angsting Ryan fans.

But really, Occupy People Magazine. Forget Occupy Wall Street. Ryan Gosling fans had their own Day of Action yesterday, when a dedicated few picketed outside People Magazines New York offices with signs reading "Ryan Was Robbed" and "Ryan Gosling is proof that there is a god and she is a woman." Democracy in action is a beautiful thing.

Stephen Colbert is not amused: Stephen Colbert spent over three minutes on last night's Colbert Report expressing his displeasure with the choice. Of course, he might really be making fun of the people who care, in which case, joke's on us. Either way, we enjoyed it:

Of course, not everyone hates Bradley. Here are Wetpaint Entertainment we're split. Here's our defense of the choice.

What do you think? Let us know at our Facebook page.

11.19.2011 / 12:11 AM EDT by Rebecca Martin
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