Why Are Celebrities Defending Chris Pratt?

As you probably know, for the last several years Hollywood has been overrun with hunky white guys named Chris, leading to a casual debate over which Chris is superior. You’ve got Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pratt, and Chris Evans (all stars of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, to make matters more confusing), as well as Chris Pine. Each Chris has his own strengths and career achievements, but at the end of the day, they’re all doing very well. 

Well, they’re all doing well career-wise, but this hasn’t been a great week for Chris Pratt. Over the weekend, TV and film writer Amy Berg posted a tweet with photos of the four men mentioned above, and invited her followers to choose one to get rid of. If you’re on Twitter regularly, you’ve probably seen these kinds of celebrity prompts all the time, and discourse about “which Chris is the best Chris” isn’t a new phenomenon. As Berg’s tweet gained traction, it became clear in the replies that there was general consensus: Chris Pratt was getting voted off the island.

Yes, that’s Chris Pratt, who stole our hearts as the dumb-but-lovable Andy Dwyer in Parks & Rec, and has since become an action star in Jurassic World and Guardians of the Galaxy. But the negative opinions on Twitter had less to do with his acting career, and instead focusing on his affiliation with the controversial Hillsong Church, as well as long-rumored conservative political views. While Pratt has never outwardly expressed political opinions, people on Twitter noted that he follows a few alt-right politicians on Instagram, and his church is notoriously anti-LGBTQ, promoting conversion therapy and opposing same-sex marriage.

But while this innocuous Twitter post—it wasn’t even a poll!—shouldn’t have really meant anything, instead, it became the kickstarter for a Hollywood controversy. After going semi-viral, Berg’s original tweet was picked up by some entertainment news sources, including E! News. Naturally they promoted the article on their Instagram feed, and more anti-Pratt comments flooded in on that post. This was apparently too much for Katherine Schwarzenegger, Pratt’s wife, to handle, and she fought back in the comments, accusing people of “meanness and bullying,” and saying that “being mean is so yesterday.” I love Hilary Duff too!

I’m not sure random people on Twitter trolling one of the world’s biggest movie stars counts as bullying, but overall, I’m not that mad about Katherine’s comment. Like, people are coming for her man, and she wants to defend him—that’s natural. I will always be team Anna Faris in this situation, but I get it.

But this whole thing took a turn for the bizarre, when later on Tuesday, some of Chris Pratt’s highest-profile co-stars Streisand Effect-ed this whole thing when they began chiming in with their own messages of support on social media. First, it was Mark Ruffalo, who said that Pratt is “as solid a man there is.” He urged us to “look at how he lives his life,” and added that Pratt is “just not overtly political as a rule.” This is a nice message, I guess, but the thing is, most of us have learned by now that the choice to be “not be overtly political” is one of privilege. Chris Pratt is someone with a large platform, so why shouldn’t he use that platform to advocate for marginalized communities?

Next in the sh*tty Avengers parade was Robert Downey Jr., who posted on Instagram that Pratt is “a real #Christian who lives by #principle.” Yeah, it’s the randomly placed hashtags for me. He then suggested that those who have issues with Chris Pratt should “Delete your social media accounts sit with your OWN defects of #character.” It’s one thing to defend your friend, but the end of this caption just feels patronizing. Fun fact: you’re allowed to call out someone else’s problematic beliefs even if you’re not 100% perfect yourself.


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What a world… The “sinless” are casting stones at my #brother, Chris Pratt… 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. If you take issue with Chris,,, I’ve got a novel idea. Delete your social media accounts, sit with your OWN defects of #character, work on THEM, then celebrate your humanness… @prattprattpratt I #gotyerbackbackback

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But for me, the icing on the cake was Zoe Saldana’s tweet. Quoting none other than Tupac Shakur, she encouraged her friend, “No matter how hard it gets, stick your chest out, keep your head up and handle it.” Then she told Pratt “you got this,” and said that anyone he’s ever met knows “your heart and your worth.” I’m sorry, but if I read  this tweet with no additional context, I would think that Chris Pratt just got diagnosed with terminal cancer or something. It’s nice to stick up for your friends, but this is too much! He’s getting called out on Twitter, not like, accused of a murder he didn’t commit. It is just not that serious.

This whole situation brings me back to a few months ago, when famous people were coming out of the woodwork to defend their pal Ellen DeGeneres. The main difference? With allegations about her the work environment at her show and her leadership swirling, Ellen was actually going through a tough time. Chris Pratt just got dragged in the reply section of a tweet—no one is taking away his movie career, and this will all pass in about a week. This man will be absolutely fine! If Chris Pratt doesn’t want to say who he votes for, that’s his decision. But he’s a public figure, and if people on Twitter want to use some widely available context clues to figure out where he likely stands, that’s their right. If they’re wrong, Chris, feel free to speak up and correct the record; don’t be shy.

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What Chris Pratt & Katherine Schwarzenegger’s Astrology Means For Their Engagement

I hear wedding bells, betches. Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger are engaged, and well, you’d think Chris would have waited until the ink dried on his divorce papers, but I guess celebrities are not just like us. (I’m kidding! Even Chris’ ex-wife is thrilled about his impending nuptials, which is totally normal and not at all a façade for the media.) Anywho, according to the Daily Mail, the couple decided to tie the knot after just seven months of dating. And I can’t even get guys to admit we’re together after seven months of dating. Cool.

This, of course, leaves me no choice but to analyze Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger’s astrological compatibility before they walk down the aisle. BTW, have I mentioned Christopher is 10 years older than his fiancée? (I am such a fan of this age gap!) Anyway, when I first looked at their compatibility, the first thing I thought was, holy sh*t balls! The sexual chemistry between these two is EVERYTHING, and I’ll tell you why.

Katherine Schwarzenegger

For starters, don’t let Schwarzenegger’s salt-of-the-earth vibes fool you. Dare I say, the 29-year-old author is an undercover sex kitten, and a force to be reckoned with. Born with the sun in adventurous Sagittarius, Schwarzenegger is spontaneous, freedom-loving, and a lover of the unknown. To top it off, she was born with Mars (sex drive), Pluto (power), and Lilith (our shadow side) in Scorpio. *Insert shocked emoji here.* FYI: The energy of Scorpio is intensely passionate, deeply emotional, and TOTALLY vengeful—kind of like all your Scorpio friends.

Femme Fatale much? The bride-to-be is a highly passionate woman with a smoldering intensity. On another note, however, her gracious ruling planet Jupiter (luck and expansion) was sitting directly over her moon in sensitive Cancer (emotions and sense of nurture) at her time of birth. I know, WTF does this even mean? Well, for starters, our girl is emotional AF, eerily intuitive, and a true Mommy’s girl. Funny enough, a source told PEOPLE that Maria Shriver (Schwarzenegger’s mother) helped set her up with Pratt. Kudos to Mom.

Chris Pratt

The Guardians of the Galaxy actor was born with his sun (ego) and Venus (seduction style and type of woman he’s attracted to) in the curious sign Gemini, which also happens to be Sagittarius’ complete opposite. However, this is actually a good thing, as both of these zodiac signs complement each other, and work via the same astrological axis. (Chances are, he fusses over the meticulous details, and she focuses on the bigger picture.) Pratt’s sun and Venus are hovering over his eighth house of sex and regeneration, which means transformation is a prominent theme in his life, both personally and in regards to his relationships.

The 39-year-old actor also has a Moon-Mars conjunction in Taurus (which means the moon and Mars were sitting VERY close at his time of birth) in his seventh house of relationships and acquaintances, which tells me he can be ridiculously stubborn, and confrontational when crossed. Put it this way: the moon represents his emotions, and Mars ignites the fire. Meaning, his emotions can be explosive, and fuel rather easily. On a brighter note, Pratt’s sensuality is strong, and he thrives when he can indulge in the pleasures of life alongside his SO.

Are They Compatible?

Now, astrology is infinite, and there’s a whole other level to each of their birth charts. However, one thing’s for sure, and it’s that these two are INTENSE AF, so you can already imagine what happens when you combine both energies, considering that their personalities are innately polarizing and ruthlessly set in their ways. It’s my way or the highway for Pratt and Schwarzenegger, and I highly doubt either of them would ever compromise. (That’s not a good thing.)

Furthermore, and say what you will, but it’s safe to say Pratt is completely infatuated with his bride-to-be. While this is something you typically expect in a serious relationship, there’s a dark side to it as well.

For instance, Schwarzenegger’s Mars (sex drive), Pluto (power), and Lilith (taboo side) are sitting right over Pratt’s Ascendant (sense of self) and Uranus (inner rebel) in smoldering Scorpio. In astrology, Mars ignites the fire, and it’s also Scorpio’s traditional planetary ruler, which means this energy is working at its FULL potential. Meaning, it’s red, hot, and horny AF.

This could bring intense passion, but it could also consist of ego trips and dark manipulation tactics. Also, and not to keep making this about sex (it’s all Christopher’s fault), but Schwarzenegger’s energy sort of sparked a sexual revolution for Pratt, liberating him in an extreme and profound way.

Sadly, we don’t have Schwarzenegger’s time of birth, so I couldn’t tell you their astrological synastry more in-depth. However, I think by now you have a better idea of their vibe as a couple. It’s Fifty Shades of Pratt, all day.

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