Chris Pratt was deemed the worst Hollywood Chris on Twitter for the umpteenth time.
Apparently this round was the final straw for Pratt's celebrity friends, who rushed to defend him amid legitimate concern from fans.
If you frequent that bird app, you know that every so often, a rousing debate about which Hollywood Chris is the best erupts and takes over the timeline. Usually, Chris Evans, Chris Messina, Chris Pine, and Chris Hemsworth land in the top spots as Chris Pratt comes dead last. And that's exactly what happened this weekend. Only, this round seemed to be the last straw for the Guardians of the Galaxy star's friends.
For the record, most of the critiques stem from Pratt's alleged support of Donald Trump and of a church that is anti-LGBTQ. He also once admitted to exposing himself on the set of Parks and Recreation without consent from the other actors and staffers. And earlier this month, he made light of calls to vote, how people have died for the right to vote, and how voting and policy impacts peoples lives. His ignorant joke went a little something like this: "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." So yeah, people calling him the worst Hollywood Chris isn't totally unjustified, no matter what his fellow Marvel costars and Hollywood friends tweet.
Speaking of, celebs like Mark Ruffalo, Zoe Saldana, Robert Downey Jr., Terry Crews, and director James Gunn rushed to defend Pratt after they got the latest Hollywood Chris poll results.
First off, Ruffalo made some weird comment about Pratt not being "overtly political" while his following list looks like this:
Chris Pratt follows professional racists, Josh and what is this shirt he's wearing hmm pic.twitter.com/vv752dHeJD
— kittybswift (@kswiftthegreat) October 20, 2020
Ruffalo also implied that people can't rank Pratt as the worst Chris and still focus on the election, which is an interesting way to admit you don't know how to multitask!
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
Saldana said she knows his heart.
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
Gunn basically asked fans to ignore the institutions Pratt associates with.
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
While Downey Jr. called Twitter critics "the sinless" who "are casting stones" at Pratt.
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 )
A post shared by Robert Downey Jr. Official (@robertdowneyjr) on Oct 20, 2020 at 2:53pm PDT
Famously problematic Terry Crews also jumped into to defend Pratt.
God bless you @prattprattpratt for having your own mind and your own beliefs.
— terry crews (@terrycrews) October 21, 2020
As you can see, this latest Pratt roast got his friends really worked up, but Twitter continues to do its thing and is now roasting Pratt's defenders and their hypocrisy.
Brie Larson: gets daily misogynist attacks and death threats.
Anthony Mackie: received racist remarks and death threats again for replacing Chris Evans as Cap.
Chris Pratt: gets called out for going to a homophobic church and being weird looking
MCU Cast: pic.twitter.com/IdV6EI26bD
— Shane Emery (@Shame_Memory_) October 21, 2020
don cheadle, brie larson, anthony mackie, zendaya, and the entire cast of black panther deserved the show of support that chris pratt is getting
— macaw 👁️ (@laserquestoph) October 21, 2020
It's kind of awe inspiring to see every straight guy on the marvel cast say Chris Pratt wasn't homophobic to them with zero self-reflection
— Jenny Nicholskeleton (@JennyENicholson) October 21, 2020
Brie Larson: *gets literal death threats for being a woman*
The MCU cast:
Chris Pratt: *loses a random twitter poll and follows alt right Republicans*
The MCU cast: pic.twitter.com/QyZ2fV9ctj
— inigo montoya (@brintybitch) October 21, 2020
not all the celebs making heartfelt supportive tweets about chris pratt because he was in a meme where people said “not my fav!”. don’t let them online i say
— Beth McColl (@imteddybless) October 21, 2020
HEARTWARMING: Celebrities sing "Let's Hear It For the Boy" to show solidarity with Chris Pratt pic.twitter.com/1reD0DaWEh
— Brown 👻 Election Needle 👻 Anthony™ (@anthelonious) October 21, 2020
The second hand embarrassment of knowing there was a coordinated effort sent through email or group text asking Chris Pratt’s coworkers to defend him.
— Britt Julious (@britticisms) October 21, 2020
even if chris pratt didn’t have all this shit going on about him he’d still be the worst chris out of the four so now what pic.twitter.com/UBYlkOtzyT
— itachi uchiha’s headband (@alphabetmafia) October 21, 2020
Alright, I think it's time to move on to the next best-celeb-with-the-same-name debate:
Enough of the Chris discourse let’s talk best JASON pic.twitter.com/3uBEIGIXis
— 🍍francesca🍍 (@francescaaahhhh) October 21, 2020
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