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‘It’s a jewface stereotype', Bradley Cooper in the eye of a storm with Maestro makeover

Aug 16, 2023 10:16 AM IST

Controversy surrounds Bradley Cooper's prosthetic nose in the trailer for the Leonard Bernstein biopic Maestro.

Bradley Cooper has caught himself in the eye of a storm over the newly-released trailer for the Leonard Bernstein biopic Maestro. The focal point of this heated debate is nothing but Cooper's prosthetic nose. After the trailer's release internet was quick to observe this distinct feature, triggering heated debates over jew stereotypes.

Bradley Cooper questioned for his prosthetic nose in the film Maestro's trailer
Bradley Cooper questioned for his prosthetic nose in the film Maestro's trailer

In the forthcoming film, Cooper plays the role of the legendary musical conductor, starring opposite Carey Mulligan, who embodies his wife Felicia Montealegre.

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What is the debate around Bradley Cooper's nose in Maestro

A cacophony of voices have dissected the size and significance of Cooper's elongated prosthetic nose - a feature that has been long associated with jews. Some users have posted photographs to emphasize that Bernstein's actual nose bore little resemblance to the exaggerated prosthetic.

'Given the striking resemblance, it seems entirely gratuitous to have taken this path. The real Leonard Bernstein did not possess the comical nose that Bradley Cooper sports in ‘Maestro’, a user commented.

‘Bradley Cooper looks like Nazi propaganda’

‘Quit lying pinocchio’, another user commented claiming the film just resembles ‘Nazi propaganda’. Netizens are questioning the rationale behind Cooper's adoption of a prosthetic nose considering his own natural nose is quite elongated.

Should Jake Gyllenhaal have played Leonard Bernstein biopic Maestro?

A ‘jew nose’ isn't the only controversy clouding the film before its release. Hollywoood's most celebrated jew actor Jake Gyllenhaal was engaged in a long battle to play the role and produce the film. However, he lost the legal battles over the rights to utilize Bernstein's materials and even failed to get blessings of luminaries Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg.

The concept of 'Jewface' has been debated across Hollywood for years now, with some people critical of Felicity Jones, who is not Jewish, playing late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the 2018 film On the Basis of Sex.

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