MCU Stars Are Defending Chris Pratt, The Worst Chris, After He Was Voted The Worst Chris
Everyone from Robert Downey Jr. to James Gunn took time out of their day to right the great injustice of Chris Pratt being called the worst Chris.
Because the internet craves repetition, earlier this week, Twitter was once more lit up with an argument over who is the best Chris — Chris Pratt, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, or Chris Pine.
This is a debate that has been happening since time immemorial, and always with the same answer being suggested each time: it’s Pratt who deserves to get the boot, most say.
The reasons listed are numerous. Pratt is a member of Hillsong, a church frequently accused of being anti-LGBTQI; he’s probably a Republican; and there was that time he deliberately exposed himself to members of the Parks and Recreation cast. Hemsworth, Evans, or Pine have committed none of these wrongs, so they get to stay.
People still making “best Chris” tweets in the year of our lord 2020 pic.twitter.com/JNRX45bwnB
— Kyle Buchanan (@kylebuchanan) October 20, 2020
Like I said: none of this is new. But for some reason, when the question of the Chrises was posed this time, and Pratt was once again given the boot, the man’s celebrity friends decided they were pissed. Yep, some of the richest, most well-paid actors in the world decided to spend their precious life on Earth speaking out not against sexism, misogyny, or racism.
Nope. They decided to wade in to help out one of the richest, most well-paid actors in the world because people were pointing out his values are fucked. Which they openly are.
Everyone from Robert Downey Jr. to Mark Ruffalo got involved, sending messages of solidarity over Twitter. Basically, they were two minutes away from organising another woeful sing-along for the guy.
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. This is a distraction. Let’s keep our eyes on the prize, friends. We are so close now.
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) October 20, 2020
Robert Downey Jr takes to Instagram to defend Chris Pratt pic.twitter.com/bz4D3qCoQ5
— Film Updates (@FilmUpdates) October 20, 2020
not the russo brothers joining in to defend chris pratt….lemme go to sleep pic.twitter.com/oVx5wz8A81
— zach (@civiIswar) October 21, 2020
Sorry. Just finding out about this nonsense. @prattprattpratt is the best dude in the world. I’ve spent hours & hours sharing my deepest truths with this man, as he has with me. Please stop assuming what he believes, politically or in any other way, because he’s a Christian. https://t.co/XSIgU9WemX
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) October 20, 2020
Anyway, this is all tiresome shit, obviously, and people were pretty quickly tired of it. Within hours, those on Twitter were pointing out the obvious — that using any breath to defend a man as rich as Chris Pratt is wasted breath.
the hate that zendaya and brie larson got was excused and ignored. but chris pratt a cis straight male gets some hate and here comes mark ruffalo and robert downey jr. pack it up cracker barrel .
— ًant (@hllcnds) October 21, 2020
I just keep thinking about how women on here are threatened with rape and death and stalking every day but Chris Pratt placed fourth in a handsome rich guy contest and people are apoplectic over it.
— Gale Weathers’ bangs from Scream 3 🎃 (@courtenlow) October 21, 2020
Nobody is even like…bullying Chris Pratt? It was basically a f*ck-marry-kill meme and people started pointing out that Pratt: attends a homophobic church, follows radical right wing pundits and politicians on social media. Which is all true.
— Queef Latifah (@KharloKong) October 21, 2020
That’s class solidarity for you — the rich will always, at the end of the day, look out for the rich.