Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt is having a rough week. First he was voted Hollywood’s ‘Worst Chris’ in a Twitter poll for being openly Christian and politically private.
Then days later, when the cast of the Avengers called for voters to assemble in support of Biden, Pratt opted out of the virtual fundraiser sparking Twitter’s ire.
Filmmaker Amy Berg posted a poll on Twitter Friday afternoon, to find out which Chris (Hemsworth, Pratt, Pine, and Evans), should be voted out of the pack.
One has to go. pic.twitter.com/HUWnbQOA43
— Amy Berg (@bergopolis) October 17, 2020
Twitter users were overwhelmingly chose Chris Pratt as the worst of the bunch, calling him a “homophobic white Christian supremacist” and a “conservative Trumper.”
— The Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) October 19, 2020
He was criticized for making light of the election earlier in October when he posted: “With all that’s going on in the world it is more important than ever that you vote,” he added to Instagram. “Just ask any celebrity. They will tell you. Every day. Several times a day. To vote. But me? I will tell you EXACTLY who to vote for.”
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With all that’s going on in the world it is more important than ever that you vote. Just ask any celebrity. They will tell you. Every day. Several times a day. To vote. But me? I will tell you EXACTLY who to vote for. #onward The heroes before us did not spill their blood only to have their sacrifices wasted by your apathy. The upcoming 2020 People’s Choice Awards is the most consequential vote in the history of mankind times a million infinity. Vote for #Onward for family movie of the year. Or else. You WILL die. No hyperbole. Click the link in my bio. Let your voice be heard.
Pratt took heat when he said: “The heroes before us did not spill their blood only to have their sacrifices wasted by your apathy,” he wrote. “The upcoming 2020 People’s Choice Awards is the most consequential vote in the history of mankind times a million infinity. Vote for #Onward for family movie of the year.”
Juno’s Ellen Page attacked Pratt on Twitter in 2019, for attending a church that is “infamously anti-lgbtq.”
If you are a famous actor and you belong to an organization that hates a certain group of people, don’t be surprised if someone simply wonders why it’s not addressed. Being anti LGBTQ is wrong, there aren’t two sides. The damage it causes is severe. Full stop. Sending love to all
— Ellen Page (@EllenPage) February 9, 2019
Robert Downey Jr.
When Twitter users came after Pratt with nasty comments like, “Pratt was banished from Chris Island years ago,” during the Chris off, Iron Man flew in to defend his costar.
“The “sinless” are casting stones at my #brother, Chris Pratt… A real #Christian who lives by #principle, has never demonstrated anything but #positivity and #gratitude…” Robert Downey Jr. wrote. “AND he just married into a family that makes space for civil discourse and (just plain fact) INSISTS on service as the highest value.”
Pratt’s Guardians of the Galaxy costar, Zoe Saldana, quoted rapper Tupac’s inspirational words: “No matter how hard it gets, stick your chest out, keep your head up and handle it.”
No matter how hard it gets, stick your chest out, keep your head up and handle it.
You got this @prattprattpratt . Your family, friends, colleagues & everyone who’s ever crossed paths with you knows your heart and your worth!
— Zoe Saldana (@zoesaldana) October 21, 2020
Liberal Hulk actor Mark Ruffalo even came to Pratt’s defense, calling him a “solid man” who is “just not overtly political as a rule.”
You all, @prattprattpratt is as solid a man there is. I know him personally, and instead of casting aspersions, look at how he lives his life. He is just not overtly political as a rule. This is a distraction. Let’s keep our eyes on the prize, friends. We are so close now.
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) October 20, 2020
Guardians’ director James Gunn called Pratt the “best dude in the world,” and encouraged commenters to, “stop assuming what he believes, politically or in any other way, because he’s a Christian.”
Sorry. Just finding out about this nonsense. @prattprattpratt is the best dude in the world. I’ve spent hours & hours sharing my deepest truths with this man, as he has with me. Please stop assuming what he believes, politically or in any other way, because he’s a Christian. https://t.co/XSIgU9WemX
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) October 20, 2020