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Chris Pratt criticised for his Christian beliefs as Hollywood actors come to his defence

by Cara Bentley

The actor Chris Pratt has been called ‘the worst Chris’ of Hollywood in an online debate which strayed into is his supposed political and religious beliefs.

US entertainment site E! News launched an online poll of a popular celebrity debate about ‘the best Chris in Hollywood’ – with Chris Pratt an option among Chris Pine, Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth – after American filmmaker posted a picture of four actors named Chris, saying “one of them has to go.”

Chris Pratt was in TV show Parks and Recreation, before being in big-budget movies such as Jurassic World, Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers: Endgame as Star-Lord.

One person replied: “Pratt. His views are terrible and he supports anti-lgbtq activist churches. Easy.” While another said: “He's the best looking but too Bible-bashy.”

When one user asked why people didn’t like Chris Pratt, another responded: “He's become a super preachy evangelical Christian. I have no issues with anyone being super religious. I do have issues with someone using their gigantic platform to preach in a way that's divisive.”

 

Others claimed he was Trump supporter and therefore were not fans.

In response, Avengers’ Hulk actor Mark Ruffalo wrote: "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."

Iron Man actor Robert Downey Jr. also defended his friend, saying: "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,"

 

James Gunn, director of Guardians of the Galaxy, wrote:

 

Chris Pratt's wife Katherine Schwarzenegger commented on Instagram, asking “Is this really what we need? There’s so much going on in the world and people struggling in so many ways. 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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