Despite coming across as one of the nicest people working in the industry today, Chris Pratt has found himself on the wrong side of social media criticism at times, and a lot of that is due to ” indignation” linked to his religious beliefs. But the actor is now looking into the subject and wants to clarify that he does not see himself as being very religious at all.
In a recent interview for Men’s Health Magazinethe actor found himself asking aloud, “Why are they coming after me? » This refers to social media users who continue to follow his every move in a more negative light. When asked if he knew where it all came from, specifically why he was labeled ‘the worst Chris’ among other famous Chris’s like Hemsworth, Evans and Pine, he comes down to a misconception about his religious beliefs that started as a result of a speech. gave at the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards. That night, the actor received the Lifetime Achievement honor called the Generation Award. During his acceptance speech, he said “God is real. God loves you. God wants the best for you. He suspects that’s when the tide started to turn against him a bit:
“I didn’t know that I would somehow become the face of religion when I’m really not a religious person. I think there’s a distinction between being religious – adhering to man-made customs, often appropriating the fear reserved for what I believe to be a true God – and using it to control people, to extract money to people, abusing children, stealing land, to justify hatred. It doesn’t matter what it is. The evil that is in every man’s heart has slipped on the back of religion and come with it.
The backlash against Pratt and his religious beliefs came to a head over his involvement with Hillsong Church, which has been accused of being anti-LGBTQ. Elliot Page was one of the actors who apparently slammed Pratt on social media after bringing up religion during an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. As Page wrote, “If you’re a famous actor and you belong to an organization that hates a certain group of people, don’t be surprised if someone just wonders why it’s not being addressed. Being anti-LGBTQ is wrong. , there are no two sides. The damage he does is significant. Complete stop.” Pratt initially responded at the time saying: “It has recently been suggested that I belong to a church that ‘hates a certain group of people’ and is ‘notoriously anti-LGBTQ’. Nothing could be further from the truth. I am a man who believes that everyone has the right to love whoever he wants without the judgment of his neighbour.
During his men’s health interview, Pratty doubled down on not being part of Hillsong. The actor, “I’ve never been to Hillsong. I have never been to Hillsong. I don’t know anyone from this church. He was asked why he never outright denied being in Hillsong before this current interview and he responded by saying: “I’m like throwing a church under the bus?” If it’s like the Westboro Baptist Church, it’s different. Pratt revealed that he actually attends Zoe Church in Los Angeles, but not exclusively. For example, he says he and his wife Katherine Schwarzenegger baptized one of their children at a Catholic church in Santa Monica where she worshiped as a child.
Chris Pratt has a strong support system that constantly vouches for his character. Director James Gunn, who worked with Pratt on three guardians of the galaxy movies, spoke out in support of the actor saying, “That absolutely infuriates me. Chris is incredibly nice to people; he goes out of his way to help the kids. He’s an especially loving dad. And there’s a lot of things that people have literally made up about him – about his politics, who he is, what he believes in other people, you know?
I think a big part of that is an audience that perceives everything there is to know about Chris Pratt and his religious beliefs, all without even knowing him. He was recently attacked on social media over the movies he chose to show his nine-year-old son on a camping trip. Some of them are R rated and some people felt the need to call Chris Pratt about it. I think it’s a case of people researching things about the actor and hopefully he’s gotten to the point where a lot of it should just go in one ear and out the other.
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