Chris Pratt Warned Actors ‘Don’t Read the Fuc*ing Comments’ Before Being Named the ‘Worst’ Chris
In the past few weeks, Chris Pratt has found himself the topic of Twitter conversations more than once. From making what many deemed to be an insensitive joke about voting to receiving flack for some of his personal values and beliefs, the Parks and Recreation alum has been called out a little more than usual. But now the actor has friends, colleagues, and family leaping to his defense after being called the “worst Chris.”
Movie fans will note that Pratt is hardly the only Chris in Hollywood. Chris Pine, Chris Evans, and Chris Hemsworth have also made names for themselves in the industry. Recently, a Twitter poll asked fans to weigh in on the Chris’s. TV writer, Amy Berg tweeted pictures of all four actors with the caption “One has to go.” The overwhelming majority of people chose Pratt. In fact, so many people named Pratt that he began trending on Twitter as the “worst Chris.”
Chris Pratt’s wife, Katherine Schwarzenegger, leaps to his defense on Instagram
While Pratt could’ve silently taken the loss or even laughed off the Twitter poll, things only escalated when E! News reposted the poll on their Instagram page. Pratt’s wife, Katherine Schwarzenegger, jumped in calling the poll mean. “Is this really what we need?” Schwarzenegger questioned. “There’s so much going on in the world and people are 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.”
Of course, Schwarzenegger’s comments only added fuel to the fire. People declared that she was only upset because her husband had been voted the worst Chris. After reading Schwarzenegger’s comments many people began going out of their way to find evidence that “proved” that Pratt was the worst Chris. The Parks and Recreation alum has been accused of supporting a church that touts homophobia as well as other things. This caused other celebrities, to jump to Pratt’s defense also.
The ‘Parks and Recreation’ alum warned actors not to read comments before being named the ‘worst Chris’ on Twitter
It’s pretty ironic that all this drama started with comments on Twitter, especially since Pratt has been outspoken about not reading comments on the Internet. Back in 2015, the Parks and Recreation star gave an interview with IGN where he was very candid about not reading comments online. In fact, he advised actors who may want to follow in his footsteps to ignore anything written about them and their comedic performances online.
“Advice you could give to those new shows is don’t read comments because it doesn’t mean anything,” Pratt shared. “Faster is funnier and don’t be afraid to be sentimental. But don’t read the f*cking comments and what everyone thinks. It doesn’t f*cking matter. It really doesn’t, and if you change your vision to try to fit what some jackass online thinks or some group of f*cking nitwits think as they’re f*cking jerking off writing comments, you’re going to f*cking lose your vision. So screw everybody who writes comments. Don’t read them.”
Should Pratt have just taken his own advice?
It seems that while Pratt may advocate for ignoring what’s written about his professional life, he’s not necessarily taking his own advice when it comes to criticism about his personal life. Though we’re sure it can’t be fun to see that there are thousands of people saying negative things about you on Twitter, it seems that ignoring the initial poll may have been the best course of action rather than multiple people rushing to his defense.