Chris Pratt not canceled? Marvel stars Robert Downey Jr, Mark Ruffalo defend actor: ‘Get in dumpster with him’

Chris Pratt not canceled? Marvel stars Robert Downey Jr, Mark Ruffalo defend actor: ‘Get in dumpster with him’
Chris Pratt, Robert Downey Jr and Mark Ruffalo (Getty Images)

The cancel culture has been rampant this year. A few days back, Chris Pratt was a subject to that. Many were alleging that he is a supporter of President Donald Trump. And, then there were others who were attacking him for his religious views as well.

Pratt has never been vocal about his political opinions. In a 2017 article, People had reported that the actor had said: “I really feel there’s common ground out there that’s missed because we focus on the things that separate us. You’re either the red state or the blue state, the left or the right. Not everything is politics. And maybe that’s something I’d want to help bridge, because I don’t feel represented by either side.” He was commenting on the polarizing nature of current politics.

The Hollywood Reporter in 2019 had done a story on Pratt’s appearance on ‘The Late Show’ hosted by Stephen Colbert. He was asked about his diet - he had said that he had just emerged from a 21-day Daniel Fast that he participated in through his church. “Daniel was a guy who only ate fruits, vegetables and grains," explained Pratt.  He had said that he was inspired by his pastor to complete it. That time, actor Ellen Page had quote-tweeted the report and alleged, “Oh. K. Um. But his church is infamously anti lgbtq so maybe address that too?” According to Vox, Pratt attends Zoe Church in Los Angeles. As reported by CNN, Pratt had addressed the issue on an Instagram story and said, “It has recently been suggested that I belong to a church which 'hates a certain group of people' and is 'infamously anti –LGBTQ’. Nothing could be further from the truth. I go to a church that opens their doors to absolutely everyone.”

However, there was a poll that was started as well. There was also the battle of the famous Chrises as people were seen deciding which of the following actors will have to go: Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pine, Chris Pratt or Chris Evans. Now, Pratt’s friends and well-wishers have come out in support of him. She replied on Instagram to a post by E! News that asked followers the same question, Schwarzenegger wrote, " Is this really what we need? There’s so much going on in the world and people are struggling in so many ways," she continued. "Being mean is so yesterday. There’s enough room to love all these guys. Love is what we all need not meanness and bullying. Let’s try that."

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Not just his wife, his Marvel co-stars also came out in Pratt’s support. On Instagram, Robert Downey Jr shared a photo of Pratt and himself and wrote: “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.”

Mark Ruffalo also tweeted in support and said, “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.”



Director James Gunn quote-tweeted Ruffalo’s post and said, “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.”



Twitter was soon discussing the matter as well. A lot of people were asking why didn’t Brie Larson, who was trolled online on many occasions, get the same support. One user said, “The amount of harassment, hate & disgusting remarks thrown at Brie Larson for saying she wants more diversity in terms of race, gender, age & disability rather than a constant pool of white males was unbelievable. You didn’t defend her but went ahead & defended Chris Pratt?” Another replied, “Am I the only one who finds it funny that the co-stars coming to Chris Pratt's defense are done with the MCU? Seriously guys, where were you when Brie Larson was getting shit on? Tessa? Zendaya? And no, James Gunn, this isn't 'because he's a Christian'.”

One user alleged, “Racist are bad until it’s one of your friends and then it’s, 'he’s a solid man'. Y’all are so selective with your social media activism and you can keep it. And where was this energy for Brie Larson and Emily Vancamp??” Another opined, "Yeah i'm glad people are calling out celebrities' bullshit for defending chris pratt but ignoring the hate and harassment brie larson has been receiving for over a year." Another tweeted, "All these Marvel dudes were REAL quiet when Zendaya, Tessa Thompson, and Brie Larson were getting mercilessly harassed by dudebros, but Chris Pratt gets RIGHTFULLY called out on his bullsh*t, and they suddenly have a lot to say. They can all get in the dumpster with him."











A few others had a different opinion. One said, “What did Chris Pratt do? Besides be a conservative? Is that enough to cancel someone now.”  A user tweeted, “Question to the people denouncing Chris Pratt; why y’all still following him??” Another stated, “Ok so I understand why people are up in arms about this Chris Pratt thing. But dawg its really not that big of a deal lol.”







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