Is Chris Pratt dead? Truth behind #RIPChrisPratt trend that sparked viral death hoax and photoshopped tweets

Pratt, who is currently busy filming ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ with Chris Hemsworth, started to trend on Twitter after several started a meme thread that reads: '#RIPChrisPratt'


                            Is Chris Pratt dead? Truth behind #RIPChrisPratt trend that sparked viral death hoax and photoshopped tweets
'Avengers' star Chris Pratt was slammed online over photoshopped tweets (Getty Images)

‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ star Chris Pratt has joined the list of those celebrities who were pronounced dead by the internet. Pratt, who is currently busy filming ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ with Chris Hemsworth, started to trend on Twitter after several started a meme thread that reads: “#RIPChrisPratt”. Irrespective of all the online claims, the acclaimed star is not dead, and the primary reason he is trending online is that Twitter users wanted to have a fun day by spreading false news through tweets on his name.

Pratt has once again come under the radar after several Twitter users started to trend, “#RIPChrispratt”. Several untrue tweets began to surface online, which led many to believe that Pratt tweeted some offensive statements in the past. It only took a couple of fake tweets to make people believe in something that the star never said, resulting in mean tweets or memes against him. However, the tweets in question are morphed images as they cannot be linked back to the star’s official Twitter account.

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Chris Pratt (Getty Images)

Chris Pratt's fake tweets:

Some users have allegedly created photoshopped images using Pratt's name and shared them online, only to stir hatred against the star. After "#RIPChrispratt" started to trend, several internet users tried to slam the actor. 

 



 

Users quickly noticed that these were tampered with images. One wrote, “#ripchrispratt gotta love canceling someone with edited and false tweets on a Wednesday afternoon!” While another wrote: “#ripchrispratt dunno why this shit is trending and I'll be honest..... can someone tell me what the hell is happening? And if we're accusing him of stuff do we have the evidence to back it up?” Another user came to Pratt’s defence as they wrote: “I think the worst part about #ripchrispratt is that a lot of the screenshots are faked and or edited. Shame these people wanna make a big deal of some stuff he said in 2012.” Another user seconded the voice: “I'm no fan of Chris Pratt since he's a s**t human, but the screen shots going around are clearly faked. All one has to do is take a look at the wayback machine and the dates to see this. I really dislike gullible people and band wagoners. #ripchrispratt."

 

 



 



 



 



 

"Worst Chris"

This is not the first time when Pratt is on the receiving end of social media hatred. On October 18, 2020, TV writer Amy Berg posed a query to her Twitter followers, posting photos of actors Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pratt, Chris Pine, and Chris Evans, re-igniting the debate over which Hollywood Chris is the best. She tweeted, "One has to go". Several people quickly responded that Pratt has to go as they labeled him the "worst Chris".



 

Meanwhile, in 2020, fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe were given an opportunity to virtually hang out with the stars from the original ‘Avengers’ movie if they contribute to Joe Biden’s presidential campaign. Pratt was not present at the online session. The ‘Parks and Rec’ star was blasted online by several users who said his absence reportedly proves that he secretly supports Donald Trump. Unlike some of his fellow ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ co-stars, Pratt did not speak publically about who he supports, although it was reported in 2012 that he donated money to President Barack Obama’s presidential campaign.

From there, the conversation moved to Pratt’s Christian faith and the church that he attends.

Chris Pratt (Getty Images)

Pratt had also angered several users over allegations that the church he attends is against gay and trans people. Pratt had denied these allegations and wrote, “Nothing could be further from the truth. I go to a church that opens their doors to absolutely everyone.”

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