What’s that old saying? When you can’t find a real outrage, just manufacture one.
Seriously, this is what the supposed uproar is over:
— hunter harris (@hunteryharris) July 15, 2019
Hanna Flint writes:
Although it is one of the symbols and flags used by the U.S. Men’s Soccer Team, over the years the flag has been adopted by Far Right political groups like the Tea Party, as well as gun-toting supporters of the Second Amendment.
It has therefore become a symbol of more conservative and far right individuals and, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission of the US, it also is “sometimes interpreted to convey racially-tinged messages in some contexts.”
It’s why some people are critical of Pratt wearing a T-shirt featuring the Gadsden flag iconography.
Many have posted their feelings about it on Twitter.
“Many have posted.” Can you guess how many is “many,” according to Flint’s article? Four. Four people. Including one person who deleted their tweet. The three people who didn’t delete their tweets have a combined following of around 3,000. But “many.”
Their basis for this "news" story is 3 tweets from unverified accounts with no following, none of which have achieved even 10 favourites.
— Apu de Beaumarchais (@ApuBeaumarchais) July 16, 2019
By modern journalistic standards that's "THE INTERNET MELTING DOWN!".
— You can't teach a goat to whistle (or smirk) (@ZbraPntedDonky) July 16, 2019
? what the f…
— Internet News Agency ?? (@InternetNewsAg2) July 16, 2019
There's nothing racist about Chris Pratt or his tshirt, especially not white nationalist. Quit attacking innocents because of their faith or ideology, it doesn't do anything to stop the hate on either "side." #DontTreadOnMe #DontTreadOnAnyone
— Richard M. Castaldo, ??#TulsiGabbard! (@Castaldo2018) July 16, 2019
My reaction to this is: ‘chris pratt wore a Gadsden flag shirt? Didn’t think I could like him any more than I already do.’
— Joey Hoffman (@joey_hoffman) July 16, 2019
Article was written by a British film critic. Shes still upset about losing that war.
— American Bravado (@USABravado) July 16, 2019
But every one can wear mass murder Che shirts and yahoo like eh https://t.co/73NWFsdLKO
— Matt Dawson (@SaintRPh) July 16, 2019
Do better, Yahoo. Honestly, when you’re starting out from a point this low, that shouldn’t be difficult.