Are Chris Pratt's racist tweets fake? How ‘photoshopped’ pics sparked ‘totally false’ homophobic allegations

The Hollywood star faced a lot of heat online after people tried to cancel him over homophobic tweets but turns out they were all fake


                            Are Chris Pratt's racist tweets fake? How ‘photoshopped’ pics sparked ‘totally false’ homophobic allegations
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Chris Pratt might have received a lot of love for his role of Starlord in Marvel movies, but it is all different when it comes to the online world. The ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ star was dragged on social media after a series of racial tweets surfaced on Twitter, which appeared to be from before he got famous.

The 41-year-old Hollywood star faced a lot of heat on the internet after the virtual world tried to cancel him over homophobic tweets. Now, it has come to light that all the tweets were fake and they were actually photoshopped. A rep of Pratt reached out to TMZ to shed light on the same. The statement from Pratt's rep comes after #ripchrispratt started trending on Twitter in response to these alleged messages that were racist and sexist in nature, and dated back to 2012. 

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Are Chris Pratt's racist tweets fake?

The actor was trending heavily on the micro-blogging site over horribly bigoted tweets from before he shot to fame. However, with an intention to clear the air on the controversial matter, a spokesperson of Pratt told TMZ, “Chris never tweeted the offensive things that are being circulated today. Any suggestion that he did is not only totally false but also defamatory."

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A lot of offensive tweets began circulating which appeared to be from 2012 and 2013, with one saying "calling another n***a a 'n****r' is hilarous idc". One more said, "Muslims scare me so much.” 

A senior executive from Twitter also spoke on the same lines to TMZ, making it very clear that the tweets surfaced on the web were all fake. According to the website, the senior executive claimed, “Strongly believe these [tweets] to be fake.”

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Internet comes out in support of Chris Pratt

A lot of social media users came out in support of Pratt after he went viral on the Internet. One user stated, “Y’know, I used to hate Chris Pratt. Not because of anything he did, just because people told me to and that if I didn’t I’d be racist. Glad I actually did my own research. #ChrisPrattDidNothingWrong.” Another expressed, “You guys are some real monsters for attacking Chris Pratt and creating fake accounts and making him about to be some phobic racist Trump supporter. He has never stated that he supports Trump or even Biden, it is possible for people not to affiliate with politicians you know.”

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One user said, “People photoshopped tweets from Chris Pratt to make it look like he was saying racist things.” One individual posted, “Chris Pratt trending again because dipshits are making fake racist tweets in an attempt to cancel him. These people are so sick in the head it's sad. But it wouldn't be social media without toxic people so why am I surprised.” Another added, “People are trying to cancel Chris Pratt over 1 fake racist tweet, a tweet joking about an American thing that was made in China, and a tweet saying that the Miss Universe competitors look like they're skinnier than they healthily should be. Twitter is about as soft as a pillow.” 

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Not the first time he's been canceled

This isn't the first time that the Internet has tried to "cancel" him. 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 Recreation’ star was blasted online by several users who said his absence reportedly proves that he secretly supports Donald Trump.

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Unlike some of his fellow ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ co-stars, Pratt did not speak about who he supports, although it was reported in 2012 that he donated money to former president Barack Obama’s campaign. Pratt was also dragged on the web following his divorce in 2017 from his wife of eight years, Anna Faris.

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