'Religion is oppressive as f**k': Internet trolls Chris Pratt for his comments, says his PR team is 'working hard'
Chris Pratt is undoubtedly one of the most popular celebrities in the world right now and whatever comments he makes become a topic of discussion. The actor seems to have found himself in another controversy as he opened up about his religious beliefs once again and revealed that he is not as religious as people think he is.
The actor is trying to change widespread perceptions about his religious beliefs that have been doing rounds in media for a long time now. The ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ got severely trolled for his comments during the 2018 MTV TV & Movie Awards. While receiving the Generation Award during the ceremony, Pratt said the following line in his acceptance speech: “God is real. God loves you. God wants the best for you.” Since then, the actor has been at the receiving end of a lot of hatred on social media for his alleged religious beliefs.
However, the star has now set everything straight and strongly criticized religion for being really “oppressive” for a long time. Pratt also noted that he was really surprised when he was made the “face of religion” even when he’s not a “religious person”. Speaking in an interview with Men’s Health, the 43-year-old actor said, “Religion has been oppressive as f**k 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.”
Pratt also didn’t shy away from talking about the Hillsong Church incident and revealed that he never attended the church which has been a figure of controversy for a very long time. He said, “I never went to Hillsong. I’ve never actually been to Hillsong. I don’t know anyone from that church.”
As soon as Pratt’s comments surfaced online, social media users flooded the internet with their opinions on the matter. A lot of people were on the actor’s side and said they will never know why Pratt gets so much unwanted hate. Meanwhile, there were many people saying that he has terrible religious and political beliefs. One of the Twitter users wrote, “Sir religion isn't the problem it is your behavior and the things you have said. It isn't God it's you Chris.” Another user said, “Who cares? We have bigger f****** problems today.” Another Twitter user wrote, “He has terrible religious and political beliefs, guessing that’s why the political backlash exists.” Another social media user said, “His PR team is working really hard.”
Sir religion isn't the problem it is your behavior and the things you have said 💯 🤨😐😬 It isn't God it's you Chris— BluePearl (@IamBluPearl) June 28, 2022
Who cares? We have bigger fucking problems today.— SuzSm (@suzsm12) June 28, 2022
He has terrible religious and political beliefs, guessing that’s why the political backlash exists— Not Tony Hawk (@jpgrady33) June 29, 2022
his PR team is working really hard 💀— yuh (Taylor’s Version) (@thejonasworld_) June 28, 2022
Meanwhile, one of the users wrote, “Wow people yet again throwing shit at Chris Pratt after not even reading his interview. Amazing how "just the headline" works because people are actually too f*****g lazy and/or stupid to read.”
Wow people yet again throwing shit at Chris Pratt after not even reading his interview. Amazing how "just the headline" works because people are actually too fucking lazy and/or stupid to read.— Inemity (@Inemity) June 29, 2022
“I seriously wish people would just leave this dude alone. He’s a good entertainer, a good actor, and seems like a really funny dude. I don’t know where all this bullshit came from,” said another one. “I’m sorry, doesn’t he belong to a Hillsong church? The oppression is coming from inside the house, my dude,” wrote another Twitter user.
I seriously wish people would just leave this dude alone. He’s a good entertainer, a good actor, and seems like a really funny dude. I don’t know where all this bullshit came from.— Cinema Gulp (@CinemaGulp) June 28, 2022
I’m sorry, doesn’t he belong to a Hillsong church? The oppression is coming from inside the house, my dude— THEE Jamie (@JamieFiorito) June 29, 2022
During his interview, the actor also noted that he cried after receiving a lot of backlash for praising his wife Katherine Schwarzenegger for giving birth to a “healthy” girl. He added, “That is f***** up. My son’s gonna read that one day. He’s nine. And it’s etched in digital stone. It really fucking 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.”
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