Chris Pratt‘s Marvel costars, wife defend him after he’s dubbed ‘Worst Hollywood Chris’ on Twitter.
Avengers assemble, indeed!
Mark Ruffalo and Robert Downey Jr. — who play the Hulk and Iron Man in the mega Marvel movies — and Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn are coming to the defense of Chris Pratt after the internet decided he’s the worst of the “Hollywood Chrises.”
As a result, Pratt trended on Twitter over the weekend, with many Twitter users citing his alleged political views or a claim last year that he supported a church with anti-LGBTQ views as reasons why he “has to go.”
Pratt, who is not outspoken about his political beliefs but frequently refers to his religious ones, has denied the claim, saying his church is one “that opens their doors to absolutely everyone” and he is a man “who believes that everyone is entitled to love who they want free from the judgment of their fellow man.
Responding to a Twitter user who suggested people were upset with Pratt because “he goes to a church that is openly homophobic,” Gunn, who directed Pratt in the Guardians of the Galaxy films, wrote, “So do 98% of Christians, all Catholics, most Muslims & some Jews. I was a Catholic for years, hoping I could have a bigger impact working for gay rights from the inside. I eventually gave up. But it was a valid choice. & I applaud other non-bigots who do the same.”
Some fans have seen the support Pratt has received and pointed out that other Marvel stars such as Brie Larson, Zendaya, Tessa Thompson, and more did not receive the same support from their castmates when facing online harassment of their own.
Robert Downey Jr’s Instagram Post – 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.
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