Director James Gunn shuts down trolls that attacked Chris Pratt's prayer tweets for director Kevin Smith

Director James Gunn defends Chris Pratt's tweets offering Clerks director Kevin Smith words of comfort following his heart attack.

                            Director James Gunn shuts down trolls that attacked Chris Pratt's prayer tweets for director Kevin Smith

Chris Pratt landed himself in some hot water after posting a series of tweets. Following the shocking news of Clerks director Kevin Smith's heart attack, Chris posted a series of tweets offering him words of encouragement. 

Chris Pratt landed himself in hot water after tweeting thoughts and prayers to director Kevin Smith. (Getty)

Pratt said in his first tweet how he was praying for the director's good health and also asked his fans to pray for Smith. 

In a second tweet, Pratt wrote about Smith's work and how the director had inspired him when he was in high school and his football coach had made him watch the film Clerks

This simple tweet seemed to have rubbed a few people in the wrong way. Some users pointed out that it was science and medicine that saves lives while others said that just "thoughts and prayers" are not enough, referencing it to an excuse politicians gave after the Parkland shooting.

Though Chris Pratt hasn't addressed these tweets, the Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn caught wind of this nasty exchange and decided to say something about it. 

Gunn took to Twitter to post a thread about it.


The director slammed the internet trolls and used a reference to the recent Parkland High School Shooting to make his point. 

The director made 9 points to the internet trolls about how their tweets were horrible and how they should, instead, be adding links for donation or seeking help for people who faced such health issues. 


"I’m not tweeting this to defend Chris - he’s a big boy and can take care of himself." the director said, "but for me, personally, prayer and meditation are great boons to my life."

James was glad that he has prayer and meditation in his life.


And with that last tweet, James shut the pointless debate down.

He's right; there are many different ways to navigate through this life. Prayer and meditation can be one of those things for some people. It isn't always the case, but that doesn't mean you disrespect it!

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