Podcaster Joe Rogan defended “Guardians of the Galaxy” star Chris Pratt, who he claims is being bullied over his Christian faith.
Rogan alleged that Hollywood fears upsetting liberals, because they’re scared they’ll be labeled as right wingers and used Chris Pratt as an example.
“Even Chris Pratt gets in trouble, cause he’s Christian,” Rogan remarked. “He’s the nicest f–king guy I’ve ever met in my life.”
Pratt was voted the “worst” Hollywood Chris, against contenders Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pine, in an October 2020 Twitter poll.
Commentary from haters alleged their votes were based on his acting ability, speculation that he was a supporter of Donald Trump, and allegations that he does not support the LGBTQ community.
One has to go. pic.twitter.com/HUWnbQOA43
— Amy Berg (@bergopolis) October 17, 2020
Transgender actor Elliot Page called out Pratt the year prior for being a member of Zoe Church in Los Angles, which the “Juno” star claimed holds anti-LGBTQ sentiment. Pratt defended that his church “opens their doors to absolutely everyone.”
More recently, he was criticized for thanking his wife Katherine Schwarzenegger for their “gorgeous healthy baby,” which was widely perceived as a slight against elder son Jack, with ex-wife Anna Faris, who suffers from a disability. His casting in upcoming animated film, “Super Mario Brothers,” as the titular character has also come under fire this year.
Rogan claims that all the actor’s haters are “insane people that hate their jobs that are sitting in front of the cubicle when their boss isn’t looking they’re tweeting bad things about Chris Pratt.” He called the online aggression against Pratt a “bully pile-on.”
“You see someone being vulnerable and you can snipe at them, and you don’t have any repercussions, and they’re not in front of you, so you attack the guy,” he continued.
“He’s so nice. Chris Pratt is like one of the nicest people I’ve ever met in my life. He’s genuinely friendly,” Rogan went on. “I’ve been in hunting camp with him. He’s nice to everybody. My point is I’ve seen him interact with people. He’s super kind, super normal guy.”
Rogan described Pratt as “kind of outside of the lines” in terms of Christian ideology.