The ‘Avengers’ are assembling and this time to defend their co-star Chris Pratt.
Stars from Robert Downey Jr. to Mark Ruffalo, Zoe Saldana to director James Gunn have come out in support of Pratt against social media trolls.
The actor, best known for his role as Star Lord in the ‘Guardians of The Galaxy’ franchise and the ‘Avengers’ series, was recently dubbed the ‘worst Hollywood Chris’ in a recent poll. The other actors in the poll included – ‘Thor’ starChris Hemsworth, ‘Captain America’ star Chris Evans, and ‘Wonder Woman’ star Chris Pine.
According to reports, Twitter users picked Pratt as the famous “Chris that has to go”, citing his alleged Republican inclination or claims that he supported a church with anti-LGBTQ views.
Calling him “A real #Christian who lives by #principle,” RDJ heaped praises for his ‘Avengers: Endgame’ co-star in a lengthy Instagram post.
James Gunn, who worked with the actor on the ‘Guardians of The Galaxy’ franchise, took on Twitter trolls and reiterated Pratt’s views on LGBTQIA rights. In a Tweet, Gunn said, “Chris himself has openly stated the church he attends doesn’t reflect all of his personal views, and that he is a ‘man who believes that everyone is entitled to love who they want.’”
When asked by a fan if Chris ever stated that he supports Trump, Gunn rubbished it saying, “No. So why are people assuming this and tweeting this? No clue. It’s weird.”
Zoe, who plays Gamora, opposite Pratt in the hit Marvel films, also lent her support saying, “You got this @prattprattpratt. Your family, friends, colleagues & everyone who’s ever crossed paths with you knows your heart and your worth!”
Mark Ruffalo, on the other hand, called the controversy a ‘distraction’ as he tweeted, “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.”
Following the backlash, his wife, Katherine Schwarzenegger slammed haters in a post that read, “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.”