- Last fall, Chris Pratt was criticized for an Instagram post about his wife Katherine Schwarzenegger.
- Some people took his comment about a “healthy daughter” as a slight at his son Jack.
- Pratt recently revealed that the backlash made him cry.
Back in November 2021, we brought you the story about a truly deranged section of the internet attacking Jurassic World and Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt for an Instagram post — dedicated to his wife Katherine Schwarzenegger — that includes a reference to Schwarzenegger “giving” him a “gorgeous healthy daughter.”
In response, some lunatics took the caption as a slight against Pratt’s ex-wife Anna Faris and their pair’s son Jack, who was born two months prematurely and has suffered from health complications as a result. Pratt, by the way, said in a recent interview that going camping with his son his virtually all he thinks about.
Chris Pratt says criticism related to his appreciation for his son made him cry
Now, about eight months later, Pratt — who will next be seen starring in Prime Video’s The Terminal List, which premieres on Friday — addressed the backlash during an in-depth interview with Men’s Health, saying that it bothered him so much that he cried about it.
“I’m like, That is f—d up. My son’s gonna read that one day. He’s 9. And it’s etched in digital stone. It really f—ing bothered me, dude. I cried about it. I was like, I hate that these blessings in my life are — to the people close to me — a real burden.” [via Men’s Health]
In addition to that topic, Pratt also dressed the perception of him being an extremely religious man, which is also a notion he pushed back against, saying:
“Religion has been oppressive as fuck for a long time. I didn’t know that I would kind of become the face of religion when really I’m not a religious person,” Pratt explained.
“I think there’s a distinction between being religious — adhering to the customs created by man, oftentimes appropriating the awe reserved for who I believe is a very real God — and using it to control people, to take money from people, to abuse children, to steal land, to justify hatred. Whatever it is. The evil that’s in the heart of every single man has glommed onto the back of religion and come along for the ride.”
Of all the people in Hollywood that deserve intense scrutiny, Chris Pratt — who, by all accounts (including my own, since I just interviewed him last week) — is certainly not one of them.
Pratt’s latest project, The Terminal List, will premiere on Prime Video on Friday, July 1.
Bad News: Only had four (4!) minutes with Chris Pratt and Taylor Kitsch for #TheTerminalList
Good News: That means I can post the whole interview on Twitter! The boys were buzzin'🐝 pic.twitter.com/KmL8iTvhWq
— Eric Italiano (@ericitaIiano) June 23, 2022