The renowned actor Chris Pratt ended up being the target of numerous criticisms on social networks after being singled out for not necessarily supporting Donald Trump but only for having turned down an invitation to appear in a fundraising campaign by the Democratic candidate, Joe Biden.
According to The Blaze, Pratt ended up becoming a trend on Twitter after screenwriter and television producer Amy Berg published a picture of several famous actors such as Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Chris Pine, and Pratt himself.
“One has to go,” Berg wrote in her publication, which reached over 6,600 comments and 13,000 retweets.
One has to go. pic.twitter.com/HUWnbQOA43
— Amy Berg (@bergopolis) October 17, 2020
The posting prompted an immediate response from several social network users who disqualified him for allegedly supporting President Trump, something that has not been confirmed so far, in addition to criticizing him for supporting a church with anti-LGBTI beliefs.
One of the users tweeted, “Well, seeing as three of them are progressive, and one of them actively defends his church for being homophobic … Bye, Chris Pratt.”
Another wrote, “Chris Pratt is part of a church that supports conversion therapy. We’ve been knew who has to go.”
A Newsweek report on Monday, Oct. 19, detailed that other Pratt colleagues who are part of the Marvel Avengers cast, such as Don Cheadle, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Paul Rudd, Mark Ruffal, and Zoe Saldana, will be joining a virtual Oct. 20 fundraising event for Biden’s campaign.
Pratt’s name is not on the event called “Voters Assemble: gathers the cast of the Avengers as they unite for democracy.” Other actors in the film such as Robert Downey Jr. and Samuel L. Jackson are also not on the list of participants.
This is not the first time Hollywood stars have aligned themselves with the Democrats’ agenda.
On Aug. 31, the Donald Trump Jr. Twitter account reported that several Democratic leaders, liberal experts, and well-known Hollywood actors are openly promoting violence against their political opponents at a time when major U.S. cities were on the verge of collapse from riots and violent demonstrations.
“Dem leaders and their allies in the media cheered on the violent left every step of the way …,” he wrote in a Twitter posting.
The video in question, criticized by Donald Trump Jr., features some Hollywood stars like Robert De Niro, Johnny Depp, and Madonna making anti-Trump comments and promoting violence.
“I have thought, an awful lot, about blowing up the White House,” Madonna said, addressing hundreds of people.
In May, actor and director Rob Reiner emphasized through Twitter his support for the measure widely promoted by the Democratic Party to allow absentee voting at local polling stations.
As a 2005 bipartisan report by the Federal Election Reform Commission concluded, “Absentee ballots remain the largest source of potential electoral fraud.”
Pratt has shown himself on several occasions as someone who is far from politics, although he admitted that in 2012 he donated money to the Barack Obama campaign. Still, he has stated that he does not support any side of the Democratic/Republican divide, according to Newsweek.
In early October, Pratt was criticized for joking around asking his supporters to vote for his new animated film “Onward.”
“With all that’s going on in the world it is more important than ever that you vote. Just ask any celebrity. They will tell you. Every day. Several times a day. To vote. But me? I will tell you EXACTLY who to vote for,” said the actor referring to his movie.