Bradley Cooper has been criticized for wearing a fake nose to portray legendary conductor Leonard Bernstein in his upcoming Netflix film Maestro.
The Oscar nominee was described as “unrecognizable” while sporting a prosthetic nose in a trailer for the Netflix biopic that was released on Monday.
“Who the heck made the conscious decision to say, ‘Oh yeah, we’re going to put a prosthetic nose on a gentile man to play a Jewish person, brilliant idea, definitely not anti-Semitic or in any way a harmful stereotype'” wrote one user on twitter.
Chief Television Critic for The Hollywood Reporter Daniel Fienberg called the actor latex-heavy looks “problematic” in a social media post.
“My question, ‘How many pounds of latex would it take to make Bradley Cooper an elderly Jewish man?’ should be rhetorical,” Fienberg wrote.
Other Twitter users wondered, “Or you could hire … an old Jewish actor … instead of putting on a prosthetic nose? those are some anti-Semitic cops he’ll win an Oscar for.”
Born to Russian-Jewish immigrants, Bernstein is best known for his work on West Side Story.
“Maestro” follows Bernstein’s life until his death in 1990 at the age of 72, when the conductor died of a heart attack caused by progressive lung failure.
Fienberg too exclaimed the filmmakers for her decision to cast Carey Mulligan as Bernstein’s first wife, saying, “My criticism of Bradley Cooper’s conversion to Latex Judaism resulted in me not even noticing Carey Mulligan as Leonard Bernstein’s first wife who was Chilean Jewish. That’s a lot of ethnic cosplay for one movie.”
The ‘A Star is Born’ actor is also directing ‘Maestro’, which is due for release sometime in 2023, according to the deadline.
Cooper’s publicist and Netflix did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Post.
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