Here’s the setup, and don’t blame us: this is TV Guide’s doing. The magazine is doing a “12 Days of Chris-Mas” countdown ranking guys named Chris — clever, huh? — and it just revealed its No. 5 Chris, Chris Pratt, aka Star-Lord from the “Guardians of the Galaxy” movies.
Pratt’s write up is less than stellar, however; you see, the openly Christian actor who hunts … “well, it’s impossible to ignore some problematic aspects of his life offscreen.”
— TV Guide (@TVGuide) December 21, 2018
So, are we talking like Harvey Weinstein problematic? Kevin Spacey problematic? Kevin Hart problematic? What? Well, we hope you’re sitting down.
The listed problems (seriously):
1) he gave a cat away once
2) he hunts for food and raises food on his farm
3) he "mocked outrage culture"
4) he offended the hearing impaired by using "turn up the volume, don't just read the subtitles" as a metaphor
Way worse than Polanski. https://t.co/gfiByaQPde
— Jeff B. (@EsotericCD) December 21, 2018
Kaitlin Thomas writes (and check out the URL: https://www.tvguide.com/news/chris-pratt-problematic/):
Adding fuel to this particular fire is the fact that Pratt, an avid hunter who has often spoken about his love of hunting, currently raises lambs on his farm. The enthusiastic tone he took when speaking about “eating fresh farm-to-table lamb” in an Instagram video earlier this year — “They are the happiest lambs on the planet, they are so sweet and then one day they wake up dead and they’re in my freezer” — sparked backlash from a number of fans, and not just those who are vegetarians or vegans. The next day, Pratt posted a photo of several pieces of fresh lamb meat and even compared said lamb’s death to something as easy or trivial as “unplugging a TV.”
Thomas, who may or not eat meat or know where it comes from, asks, “So how do you navigate liking Chris Pratt as an actor and (usually) finding him charming on Instagram when you also know he’s kind of problematic offscreen?”
I love Chris Pratt but hate you. To be fair, I forgot you existed since the channel guide was invented.
— Anthony Bialy (@AnthonyBialy) December 21, 2018
This might be the dumbest article I’ve read in quite a while.
— Pamela (@Pamelajn922) December 22, 2018
Business lagging, huh?
— Scrooge Knievel (@MetricButtload) December 21, 2018
I do believe you just made me like him even more than I already did. So thanks for that.
— Joann (@DiverGirl82) December 21, 2018
This personal attack on one of the few good guys in Hollywood is a disgrace but sadly not surprising in this day and age!!!!
— Matthew LaFauci (@thesonster) December 21, 2018
What you're trying to do to Chris Pratt here ain't right. He seems like an incredibly nice guy, and your criticisms are beyond weak.
— andrew t. lane (@andrewtlane) December 21, 2018
Are you drunk?
— Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) December 22, 2018
I hate myself for wasting 3 minutes reading that article.
— Alex Paddon (@paddon_alex) December 21, 2018
One of the worst articles I’ve read all year. Truly dreadful.
— Adam Paulson (@adp217) December 21, 2018
— Jason Howerton (@jason_howerton) December 22, 2018
This make me like him all the more.. what a down to earth, GOD believing entertainer!
— jthigh (@jthigh) December 21, 2018
unlisted: he's a person of faith
— Very Stupid Man (@very_stupid_man) December 21, 2018
Adding that probably would have required the writer to come up with a word stronger than “problematic.”
Good God. I expected that you were understating or missing something, but nope, that's literally all there is. It actually makes me like Pratt *more*.
— Brendan Diamond (@BP_Diamond) December 21, 2018
Thank you, @tvguide, for in the end giving me your permission to still like him, even though he farms and gave away a cat.
— Karen Wagner (@KarenWags76) December 22, 2018
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 19, 2018