Actor Chris Pratt is backpedaling after taking heat for a comment he made in an interview about Hollywood’s disconnect from ‘blue-collar America.’
In an interview with “Men’s Fitness” the “Guardians of the Galaxy” star said that he didn’t ““see personal stories that necessarily resonate with me, because they’re not my stories,” Pratt told the outlet. “I think there’s room for me to tell mine — and probably an audience that would be hungry for them. The voice of the average, blue-collar American isn’t necessarily represented in Hollywood.”
He added that Hollywood’s obsession with politics hampers it from telling the common man’s stories.
“I really feel there’s common ground out there that’s missed because we focus on the things that separate us,” he said. “You’re either the red state or the blue state, the left or the right. Not everything is politics.
“And maybe that’s something I’d want to help bridge because I don’t feel represented by either side.”
It didn’t take long for snowflakes to hammer the “Parks and Recreation” star.
Mostly for being a straight, white, Christian, conservative male.
this is your monthly reminder that chris pratt is 100% a republican https://t.co/GDfu7pbrKx
— Sophia Benoit (@1followernodad) April 21, 2017
@1followernodad Great there goes the last straight cis white guy I was attracted to
— Olivia Haidar (@hitherehaidar) April 21, 2017
chris pratt was so cute as andy dwyer that i forgot he was still just a typical hetero white man pic.twitter.com/ONzUHqVirg
— judgmental gay ? (@jdgmntlgay) April 22, 2017
— Imhallucinating (@imhallucinating) April 21, 2017
Chris Pratt (a handsome, wealthy cishet white male television & movie star) really said Hollywood doesn’t make movies about people like him? pic.twitter.com/2XE6qdLLkW
— carmen sandiego (@qoroq) April 22, 2017
‘we need more representation for the straight, middle-class white man’ basically sums up chris pratt l m a o
— peter parker (@Arwysime) April 21, 2017
I just found out Chris Pratt is Republican and he’s lost his status as white bae
— Des ? (@_chismosa_) April 21, 2017
someone come and collect chris pratt’s white man tears
— alina (@glossyfilm) April 21, 2017
@runwithskizzers CHRIS PRATT, Y U SHED WHITE TEARS?
— M M Beatty (@PoorRobin) April 21, 2017
chris pratt wants more middle-class, white male movies in hollywood because there are only 284,926,573 of them ?
— rachel larsen (@rrachelanne) April 21, 2017
The pressure was enough for Pratt to issue an apology.
That was actually a pretty stupid thing to say. I’ll own that. There’s a ton of movies about blue collar America. https://t.co/DclYfNsiv3
— chris pratt (@prattprattpratt) April 21, 2017
Although it is possible that this apology was meant to be as sarcastic as his preemptive apology to snowflakes before he did press for his “Jurassic World” movie.
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