Was Ryan Gosling Robbed of PEOPLE’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ Title?

Not quite sure PEOPLE got it right when they tipped actor Bradley Cooper for the title of “Sexiest Man Alive” earlier this week?

You might just be on to something.

The people at PEOPLE have made some pretty odd choices since kicking off the annual Hottie Countdown in 1985. Mel Gibson? Mark Harmon? Sean Connery? Just goes to show how much tastes can differ. But try telling that to the Gosling Zealots who are hopping mad that their guy didn’t take top honors in this year’s “Sexiest Man Alive” ranking — despite being so blantantly hot at the moment. A petition has popped up on Change.org in support of The Notebook star.

“2011 was clearly The Year of Gosling and we demand People Magazine give Ryan his own People cover,” reads the petition, which, at press time, boasted close to 2,000 signatures from Gosling-Lovers.

Meanwhile, Buzzfeed.com has compiled a list noting the “63 Reasons Why Bradley Cooper is Definitely Not the Sexiest Man Alive.” Those “reasons” are all photos of Ryan Gosling, in case you were wondering.

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