Chris Pratt controversy: Chris Pratt is presently one of Hollywood’s most sought-after performers. This summer, the actor will star in the last Jurassic World movie, which will be published in June, as well as ‘Thor: Love and Thunder,’ which will be released in July. Fans are calling for him to be replaced as Star Lord on social media, and filmmaker James Gunn has stepped in.
When a fan contrasted Pratt, 42, to fellow actor Patrick Wilson, 48, and requested the studio to replace the Guardians of the Galaxy star, Gunn responded, “For what?” Because of your completely bogus, made-up notions about him? For anything you heard about him from someone else that isn’t true? Chris Pratt will never be replaced as Star-Lord, but if he is, we will all follow him.”
Many fans have voiced their surprise at the outpouring of hatred directed at Pratt, who is known for being one of Hollywood’s friendlier actors. Check out the complete story on the actor’s “controversy” and what Pratt himself has said about it here.
Why do people hate Chris Pratt?
The issue surrounding Chris Pratt began with claims that the actor was a member of a church that promotes anti-LGBTQI sentiments. The story gathered momentum in 2019 after actor Elliot Page criticized the actor on Twitter. Page said that Pratt attended a “notorious anti-LGBTQ church.”
According to Insider, however, the actor replied to the allegation on his Instagram stories by stating, “Nothing could be farther from the truth. I attend a church whose doors are open to virtually everyone.” In addition, he made it plain that he did not have any homophobic views, stating, “I am a man who thinks that everyone has the right to love whoever they want without fear of condemnation from their fellow man.”
According to the same Insider piece, Pratt attends Zoe Church, a Los Angeles-based Christian church established by Chad Veach. However, the church has links to the Hillsong church, which is visited by celebrities such as Justin Bieber and the Kardashians and has been accused of homophobic positions such as conversion therapy, according to a 2016 investigation by The Daily Beast.