Marvel star Chris Pratt breaks internet, under fire after latest social media post

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Chris Pratt shocked the world when he debuted his new physique before filming James Gunn’s guardians of the galaxy (2014). The actor was recognized when he played the role of Andy Dwyer on NBC’s Parks and recreation before becoming a Marvel superhero, with more movies on the way. Pratt has often been a controversial figure due to his beliefs, and his most recent social media post sparked backlash over the language used to describe his wife and child.

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From his rise to fame on Parks and recreation to his movie star status in Marvel films such as guardians of the galaxy, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2016), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), and Avengers: Endgame (2019), and Universal’s Jurassic World (2015), and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) actor Chris Pratt has become a staple of big budget blockbusters. Most recently, Pratt starred as Barley Lightfoot in Disney and Pixar’s Onward (2020) alongside Tom Holland (Spider-Man: Homecoming), and in The war of tomorrow (2021) on Amazon Prime Video.

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However, despite his commercial success at the global box office, Pratt has often drawn negativity because of his beliefs, namely his reported presence at Zoe Church in Los Angeles, affiliated with Hillsong Church. These establishments were deemed anti-LGBTQ + and therefore by association Pratt was considered the same. However, the actor has previously stated that he is not anti-LGTBQ + and that he attends an open church.

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His separation from Anna Faris (Mom, Horror movie) was a current event in itself, and in 2018 the Marvel star began a relationship with self-help author Katherine Schwarzenegger. The two tied the knot in June 2019 and in August of last year their daughter, Lyla Maria, was born. Pratt is known to share many updates on his social media, like announcing his filming for the guardians of the galaxy roller coaster at Walt Disney World’s EPCOT – Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind.

Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind
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However, his latest post drew criticism and overwhelming reactions after talking at length about his wife and child. Posting on Instagram, the actor said:

Guys. For real. Look how she looks at me! I want to say. Do you find someone who looks at you like that !! You know!? We met at church. She gave me an amazing life, a beautiful healthy girl, she chews so hard that sometimes I put on headphones to drown her, but that’s love! She helps me with everything. In return, periodically, I open a jar of pickles. It is trade. His heart is pure and he belongs to me. My biggest treasure right next to my Ken Griffey Jr Upper Deck Rookie card. Which, if you know, says a lot. It’s her birthday in about 6 weeks. So if I don’t get him anything, I’ll tell him to come back to this post. I love you darling.

While Pratt’s post is apparently a love letter to his wife and child, the Marvel star has been criticized by other social media users for calling his post sexist and also linking his use of “Healthy daughter” compared to his other child with ex-wife, Anna Faris – Jack was born nine weeks preterm and spent time in intensive care.

@ 72Tominator shared her thoughts on Twitter after Anna Faris became a major trend on the social media platform:

It is literally so rude. It reads like “my new wife gave me a * healthy * child unlike you, Anna Faris”. Anna and Jack deserve so much better.

Another tweet from @cactus__flower_ read:

The real political divide in America can be summed up b [sic:by] if you think this post from Chris Pratt comes across as a) sweet and normal or b) cringe and crazy

@carency added his thoughts saying:

Lots of love to Anna Faris and Jack, and a warm major to Chris Pratt. Signed, a premature mom.

Not only did people take to Twitter – where Chris Pratt and Anna Faris were trending – to voice their opinions on the actor’s comments, but many voiced their thoughts directly to his Instagram post. Some have criticized his lack of mention of his son, Jack, as well as the way he compared his wife to a baseball card. That being said, Katherine, her brother, Patrick Schwarzenegger, and her mother, Maria Shriver, all commented on their adoration on the post.

Owen Grady (left) and Claire Dearing (right) in the Jurassic World
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So far, none of the parties involved have commented on the backlash. For Pratt, he will be the next star in Jurassic World: Dominion (2022) alongside Bryce Dallas Howard and Thor: Love and Thunder (2022) with Chris Hemsworth. The actor will bring Mario to the big screen in a untitled mario movie, with its most recent cast to voice the cartoon cat, Garfield. He will return as Peter Quill / Star-Lord in James Gunn’s The Guardians of the Galaxy vacation special (2022) and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (2023) for the Marvel Cinematic Universe from Marvel Studios.

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