While on-screen they may have been at warring paths, off-screen, Brolin described Pratt as “truly kind” person. In a strongly worded Instagram post, Josh defended his co-star and at the same time, pointed out the irony in this controversy in the middle of a “rising domestic and global hate hand job.”
“I just found out there is another good person to hate on,” Brolin began his post that went on to read, “Chris Pratt. I met him years ago as he was taking over an apartment I was renting. He was bigger then, and he was really really kind.”
Sharing his experience working with Pratt, he said, “Then I worked with him. Again, he was truly kind: a stand-up dude, negativity always questioned and positivity and honour was typically at the forefront. But, as I was looking around to find someone else to hate on during this rising domestic and global hate hand job that we are learning to give, I heard he was available. So F**k You, Chris Pratt!!!”
“Next victim step forward!!!!!!” he concluded.
‘Avengers’ stars including Mark Ruffalo and Robert Downey Jr, ‘Guardians of The Galaxy” director James Gunn and lead actress Zoe Saldana also came forward to defend Chris, who was recently criticised by netizens for his alleged political beliefs.
Over the weekend Pratt’s critics called him “Hollywood’s Worst Chris”, with many commenting on his involvement in a conservative church and others assuming that he is a fan of US President Donald Trump.
Pratt’s friends from the Marvel Cinematic Universe came to his defence and vouched for his character and strong values while asking people to focus on the upcoming presidential election.
“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,” Ruffalo said.
Downey Jr expressed his opinion via Instagram, sharing a photo of him and Pratt smiling on set. “A real #Christian who lives by #principle, has never demonstrated anything but #positivity and #gratitude… AND he just married into a family that makes space for civil discourse and (just plain fact) INSISTS on service as the highest value,” Downey Jr said.
Pratt’s wife joined the conversation by replying to an Instagram post about the controversy, which asked followers which Hollywood Chris “has to go?”
“Is this really what we need? 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,” she said.