Chris Pratt On Haters — “Why Are They Coming After Me?”
Chris Pratt recently opened up about the toll internet haters have taken on his life after being voted the worst “Chris” in Hollywood.
It’s been a conflict among social media users for quite a while now with calls for Pratt to be withdrawn from the MCU amid speculation about his religious beliefs and politics, as well as comments that many felt were disrespectful to his son Jack and ex-wife Anna Faris.
“You don’t ever wanna get caught complaining or anything, ’cause I have so many blessings. I consider everything a blessing truly in my life,” he said. “Why are they coming after me?”
“Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn and “Jurassic World” director Colin Trevorrow defended the actor- with Gunn saying the commentary “absolutely infuriates” him and is based on “stuff that people have literally just made up about him,” Pratt said he believes it stems from speaking about and thanking God during a speech at the MTV Movie & TV Awards — adding that he understands why talk of religion can be touchy.
“Religion has been oppressive as f— for a long time. I didn’t know that I would kind of become the face of religion when really I’m not a religious person. I think there’s a distinction between being religious — adhering to the customs created by man, oftentimes appropriating the awe reserved for who I believe is a very real God — and using it to control people, to take money from people, to abuse children, to steal land, to justify hatred,” he said. “Whatever it is. The evil that’s in the heart of every single man has glommed on to the back of religion and come along for the ride.”
“I said something like, ‘Find someone who looks at you the way my wife looks at me.’ And then I gave her some s— in the thing and said, ‘But I love you. I’m so thankful for my wife — she gave me a beautiful, healthy daughter.’ And then a bunch of articles came out and said, ‘That’s so cringeworthy. I can’t believe Chris Pratt would thank her for a healthy daughter when his first child was born prematurely. That’s such a dig at his ex-wife,'” he recalled of the backlash.
“And I’m like, That is f****d up. My son’s gonna read that one day. He’s nine. And it’s etched in digital stone,” he added. “It really f—ing bothered me, dude. I cried about it. I was like, I hate that these blessings in my life are — to the people close to me — a real burden.”