Yesterday, some cast members of the MCU attended a virtual fundraiser for presidential candidate Joe Biden. Some voiced their displeasure with the actors doing that, and others enjoyed it. We all have our own opinions and are entitled to them – but here lately, if you say or do one wrong thing – or in this case don’t do anything at all – you can still end up facing an angry mob. Chris Pratt, who simply didn’t attend the fundraiser, is now facing criticism for that very thing, as it appears most of the people angry with him automatically assumed he was a supporter of the current President of the United States, Donald Trump – something they don’t agree with.
The actor has now been called a “white supremacist” and homophobic – as well as many other different names.
Several Marvel stars came to Pratt’s defense after the backlash came about. Robert Downey Jr. said the following on Instagram:
What a world… 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… AND he just married into a family that makes space for civil discourse and (just plain fact) INSISTS on service as the highest value.
If you take issue with Chris,,, I’ve got a novel idea.
Delete your social media accounts, sit with your OWN defects of #character, work on THEM, then celebrate your humanness…
It should be noted that it’s public info that Chris Pratt actually donated to Barack Obama’s presidential campaign in 2007 and 2012, as well as Tulsi Gabbard’s in 2019. The actor has also shared his opinions on both sides of the political spectrum before.
“I don’t feel represented by either side.”
“I really feel there’s common ground out there that’s missed because we focus on the things that separate us. You’re either the red state or the blue state, the left or the right. Not everything is politics. And maybe that’s something I’d want to help bridge, because I don’t feel represented by either side.”
This isn’t the first time Chris Pratt has faced “backlash”. Earlier this month the actor made a post about voting for his movie Onward in the People’s Choice Awards – and it was deemed insensitive.