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.
chris pratt’s bio radiates homophobic white christian supremacist energy pic.twitter.com/grFs6nR62q
— nina the buddhist 🧘🏾♀️ (@vibesexualsimi) October 18, 2020
Chris Pratt is a white supremacist so…….. Yeah he can go
— 💛🐝 Aspiring Busy Boy | BLM (@biguyreviews) October 18, 2020
Dammit, I am literally just finding out that Chris Pratt is a trump supporter and I am so messed up behind that.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) October 19, 2020
now that chris pratt is exposed as white supremacist, lets not forget chris evans also supporting military and IDF….
— Chris (spooky era) (@thehoelygrail) October 21, 2020
we dont shit on chris pratt because hes christian, christians are fine as much as the whole shebang is fucked up in the first place, we shit on him because hes like the cool uncle we all really liked until we found out he was homophobic and a straight-up white supremacist
— richie (@mlmboreo) October 21, 2020
For those insisting there’s “no source” showing that Chris Pratt supports conversion therapy, you don’t get to go to a notoriously homophobic and abuse-harboring church like Hillsong and then pretend that you’re not complicit. That’s not how anything works ¯_(ツ)_/¯
— Chrissy the scary anti-fascist (@C_Stroop) October 19, 2020
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…
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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… @prattprattpratt I #gotyerbackbackback (📸 @jimmy_rich )
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
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
Chris himself has openly stated the church he attends doesn’t reflect all of his personal views, and that he is a “man who believes that everyone is entitled to love who they want.”
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) October 20, 2020
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.