Actress Ellen Page was slammed on social media after her condescending attack on “one of the nicest celebrities out there,” Chris Pratt, and his church.
The outspoken liberal actress, who has starred in “Juno” and the “X-Men” franchise, declared herself the moral judge over Pratt’s outspoken faith and his church which she condemned for being “infamously” anti-LGBTQ.
Page reacted to Pratt’s recent appearance on “The Late Show” with Stephen Colbert where the “Jurassic World” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” star opened up about his faith and his recent 21-day diet inspired by the Bible story of Daniel.
“I was inspired by my pastor to do it. It’s kind of like our Lent, you know, you give something up,” Pratt told Colbert. “So, for 21 days I had no meat, no sugar, no alcohol, and it was actually amazing. It was really cool.”
Page felt compelled to shame Pratt for his beliefs and for the church he attends, tweeting out that Colbert should have confronted the “Avengers” star about the church’s stance on LGBTQ issues.
Oh. K. Um. But his church is infamously anti lgbtq so maybe address that too? https://t.co/meg8m69FeF
— Ellen Page (@EllenPage) February 8, 2019
“Hillsong Church welcomes ALL people but does not affirm all lifestyles,” Pastor Brian Houston wrote in a blog post from 2015. “Put clearly, we do not affirm a gay lifestyle and because of this we do not knowingly have actively gay people in positions of leadership, either paid or unpaid. I recognise this one statement alone is upsetting to people on both sides of this discussion, which points to the complexity of the issue for churches all over the world.”
Page, who last week blamed an alleged hate crime against “Empire” star Jussie Smollett on Vice President Mike Pence, seemed to think Pratt owed her some sort of explanation.
wherein Ellen Page blames the alleged attack against Jussie Smollett on Mike Pencepic.twitter.com/Vy3MJC0DBn
— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) February 1, 2019
The 31-year-old actress, who doesn’t seem to have posed the anti-LGBTQ question to members of other faiths such as Islam, was called out on social media for her hypocrisy and for attempting to shame Pratt, who is beloved by fans and openly shares his Christian faith.
As well as Stephen Colbert’s church…
— Buffin 🌽❤️ (@BethGib6000FT) February 8, 2019
News flash. Most religions are anti-same sex sex. Chris Pratt from all reports is nothing but one of the nicest celebrities out there.
— Stuby (@WarrensBaseball) February 8, 2019
She should explain why she cares about a church she does not attend. She should also have Muslim Mosques explain why they are infamously anti-LGBTQ https://t.co/dS6jIiy0yZ
— Brad Slager – Ano de Cinema Mal 🍸 🥃🎬💻 (@MartiniShark) February 8, 2019
One would be hard pressed to find a “pro-LGBT” Christian church. Just because the church doesn’t endorse that lifestyle doesn’t mean they actively hunt LGBT people and murder them, like Muslims do.
— Marlboro Man (@PorkEatnCrusadr) February 8, 2019
“Do you ever feel like you’re in the lion’s den, being a celebrity in the public eye?” Colbert asked the 39-year-old actor.
“There’s this great quote I heard in church,” Pratt replied, “and it felt really appropriate, which was ‘If the spotlight that’s shining on you is brighter than the light that comes from within you, it will kill you.’ And you see it all the time.”
Some words of wisdom that Page could benefit from.
Twitter users and fans of Pratt had plenty of words of their own for Page.
That’s interesting, since Chris Pratt is regarded as one of the kindest celebrities out there. But I guess being religious and conservative automatically means you’re unlikable and evil.
— Brian O’Connor (@TheBrianHWilson) February 8, 2019
Pratt doesn’t have to defend his church’s position to anyone, nor did he say it was his belief too.
— Between Two Pillows (@betweenpillows) February 8, 2019
Yet he is famously loving of everybody. Unlike some people who are always on the attack (cough cough)#Why
— HayesBundy (@HayesBundy) February 8, 2019
What if I told you people are allowed to disagree with your life choices?
Do you see Ellen Page criticizing mosques? Of course you don’t.
— Some random thoughts (@someideasnstuff) February 8, 2019
His preference of church is absolutely none of your business. What is it with you people where everyone has to answer to you? Do you answer to us for YOUR CHOICES?
— Lisa (@Flyingright1) February 8, 2019
Booooooo that’s really reaching. Leave Chris Pratt alone
— Blindfold Bethany 🐻 (@NotBlindfolded) February 8, 2019
He’s grown. He doesn’t need to explain his individual actions or opinions to Ms Page or any identity group. He doesn’t condemn condemn any group or person so be outraged over there >
— Trisha (@Trisha121288) February 8, 2019
Why does he have to explain anything and why does Ellen Page think she has the authority to demand an explanation. She needs to mind her business.
— CK20 (@mmkck20) February 8, 2019
Wow I can’t believe you even typed that. It seems you’re as small minded about Christian’s as you think they are about LGBTQ people.
— Matt M (@MattM071) February 8, 2019
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