Chris Pratt’s meteoric rise in Hollywood is nothing short of unprecedented because he’s one of the most accurate examples of the expression “overnight success” that there has ever been in the industry.
It’s unheard of but what’s more anomalous is that he’s a well-known conservative Christian who hunts, and yet, he’s considered to be one of the biggest movie stars in the world right now. Occasionally, there are some articles that are so buffoonish that it’ll make you want to pull your hair out.
And a recent one by TV Guide on Chris Pratt is the very definition of that.
Chris Pratt was living in a van in Hawaii when he waited on a producer who urged him to move to Hollywood to try and be an actor.
Within 48 hours of landing in Los Angeles, he started snagging roles like in Everwood, The O.C. and eventually as the hilarious Andy Dwyer in Parks and Recreation, which arguably set his journey to superstardom status into motion.
He’s a charming, fun-loving guy who doesn’t seem to have a mean bone in his entire body.
But Kaitlin Thomas of TV Guide apparently begs to differ.
Thomas wrote, “When you take a deeper look at Pratt the man and not necessarily Pratt the actor, some of the shine wears off. Although he can be as funny offscreen as he is on — his recurring ‘What’s My Snack’ videos on Instagram are almost always delightful — it’s impossible to ignore some problematic aspects of his life offscreen.”
Then she makes silly arguments of hysterically liberal anti-conservative nature.
She wrote, “For instance, animals: In 2011, Pratt apparently tried to give his family’s aging cat away via Twitter, though he later gave an explanation (future children) and said the cat eventually found a good home.”
That reach of an accusation is farther than the distance between Earth and Mars.
What kind of asinine person would accuse someone of hating their family pet when it’s commonly known that cats, no matter their age, are dangerous to have around infants?
To make matters worse for the judgmental author, she tries to argue that because Pratt is an “avid” hunter, he’s a horrible human being.
Thomas bloviated, “Adding fuel to this particular fire is the fact that Pratt, an avid hunter who has often spoken about his love of hunting, currently raises lambs on his farm. The enthusiastic tone he took when speaking about “eating fresh farm-to-table lamb” in an Instagramvideo earlier this year — “They are the happiest lambs on the planet, they are so sweet and then one day they wake up dead and they’re in my freezer” — sparked backlash from a number of fans, and not just those who are vegetarians or vegans. The next day, Pratt posted a photo of several pieces of fresh lamb meat and even compared said lamb’s death to something as easy or trivial as “unplugging a TV.”
She doesn’t show proof that either vegetarians or vegans were also outraged. It’s just an audacious claim that she makes.
Then things take a weird turn because she seems to be completely unaware that Pratt is a comedian who was making fun of politically correct culture in an innocent way with her next accusation.
In 2015, actors Jeremy Renner and Chris Evans made jokes about Black Widow of the Avenger movies – for the record; they were not saying this about Scarlett Johansson, just the fictional character – where they were asked what fans would hope for and Renner said, “she’s a slut,” while Evans snickered “a complete whore.”
This forced them into apology mode but Pratt was having none of that considering they were just joking, so that’s when he joked, “I want to make a heartfelt apology for whatever it is I end up accidentally saying during the forthcoming #JurassicWorld press tour,” he wrote. “I hope you understand it was never my intention to offend anyone and I am truly sorry.”
Then Thomas really went off the deep end.
Pratt gave an interview to Men’s Fitness in April 2017 where he said, “I don’t see personal stories that necessarily resonate with me, because they’re not my stories. I think there’s room for me to tell mine, and probably an audience that would be hungry for them. The voice of the average, blue-collar American isn’t necessarily represented in Hollywood.”
This couldn’t be more accurate and yet she treats this quote as if he couldn’t be further from the truth.
She literally takes issue with the fact that he believes the working-class is underrepresented in art and she argues that there are other “communities actually struggling for better representation.”
That’s liberal nonsense. Instead of appreciating his work, all she does is tear him down because she disagrees with his lifestyle.