While Cooper may have laughed his T-Mobile commercial with his mom off while enjoying the big game, internet users couldn’t help but be a little bit hurt on his behalf

Bradley Cooper and his mother, Gloria Campano, star as themselves in a new T-Mobile Super Bowl commercial as a mother-son combination attempting (and failing) to showcase the network’s 5G credentials. “You look like a flamingo in this,” Gloria remarks, referring to her son, who is dressed in the brand’s characteristic magenta shirt.

Cooper strives to help his mother get her lines perfect throughout the commercial. (He is, after all, an actor and director.) “I think I know what I’m doing,” he says. “I’ve received nine nominations.”

“Yeah, but you never won any,” Gloria says with a motherly call-out. Cooper, in fact, has never won an Academy Award. Despite a long run of nominations dating back a decade, beginning with a Best Actor nod for Silver Linings Playbook in 2012, Cooper, surprisingly, was a Philadelphia Eagles fan in that film, which is no surprise given that he grew up in the City of Brotherly Love. He even went to this year’s game and voiced a team excitement video.

If you’ve been following Cooper for a while, you’re aware of how much he adores his mother. He’s even brought her to multiple award presentations as a date, which adds to the T-Mobile commercial dig.

While Cooper may have laughed it off while watching the big game, Twitter couldn’t help but feel bad for him.

Many people thought that Gloria was the star of the commercial, and they wanted her to win an Emmy or have her son star in a buddy comedy.

According to Ad Age, the blooper in Cooper and his mother’s T-Mobile commercial was based on true events. “[It] wasn’t meant to be in the form of outtakes,” the publication explained in a tweet. “However, when Bradley Cooper and his mother sat down for a table read, the brand shifted gears.” The crazy familial energy apparently couldn’t help but make it to the final edit.

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