Chris Pratt is one of the most popular personalities in the American entertainment industry. He has many fans worldwide and rose to fame through his role as Andy Dwyer in the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation. The talented actor has yet again made headlines, this time not for his acting but for his beliefs. Anything said by celebrities even mindlessly reaches the millions in no time. The same is happening with the ‘Umbrella Academy star.’ Chris shared his religious views in 2018 and facing backlash now. There are rumors that he attended Hillsong Church which is considered anti-LGBTQ in 2019. Chris is now becoming a victim of people’s grilling after his statement that states that religion is oppressive and he is not a religious person.
When Chris Pratt Faced Criticism Over His Instagram Post
Last November, when Chris became a father again, he took to Instagram to share the news. In his post, he praised his wife, Katherine Schwarzenegger, for giving birth to their “gorgeous healthy daughter.” The wonderful post by Chris got trolled when some fans thought that the actor was actually taking a dig at his ex-wife, Anna Faris. Chris and Anna had a son who was born nine weeks prematurely and suffered a cerebral hemorrhage at birth. The poor child had to go through numerous surgeries. Jack is going to turn ten this august and is healthy now with slight issues in vision and leg muscle. Fans state that it is sad for Chris to mention his baby girl as healthy while his son has special needs. However, Chris did not care about the trolling but worried about Jack reading those hate comments. Moreover, the actor stated that he even cried due to the backlash.
Chris Pratt’s Involvement In The New Controversy
Chris Pratt was always believed to be a religious individual. The actor often posts about god on social media and never feels reluctant to talk about his beliefs publicly. Even when ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ star married Katherine, they pledged to “live boldly in faith.” Chris’ fans consider him an actor who is into religion and stuff. But can we blame them? With his 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards, anyone would believe that. While accepting the award, he told the viewers, “God is real; God loves you. God wants the best for you. Believe that; I do.”
The present controversy started when Chris while giving an interview to the magazine, said that he is not a religious person. It appeared that he had yet again landed himself into trouble. Further, the actor said, “religion has been oppressive as fuck for a long time.” Chris surely has made fans upset with the statement. He further states that he is confused about how his status got defined as Hollywood’s religious representative.
Let’s look at the exact words used by the actor, “I didn’t know that I would kind of become the face of religion when really I’m not a religious person,” he clarified. “I think there’s a distinction between being religious — adhering to the customs created by man, oftentimes appropriating the awe reserved for who I believe is a very real God — and using it to control people.” Also, Chris denied any reports of his association with the Hillsong church.