Chris Pratt faces backlash for jokes about voting

Komal FatimaWeb Editor

06th Oct, 2020. 11:44 am
Chris Pratt

Hollywood actor Chris Pratt faced criticism for his recent jokes about voting.

Chris Pratt’s film ‘Onward’ has been nominated for this year’s People’s Choice Awards. The marvel star shared a poster of his film ‘Onward’ and encouraged his Instagram followers to vote.

Chris wrote on Instagram, “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. #onward.”

“The heroes before us did not spill their blood only to have their sacrifices wasted by your apathy. The upcoming 2020 People’s Choice Awards is the most consequential vote in the history of mankind times a million infinity,” he added.

“Vote for #Onward for the family movie of the year. Or else. You WILL die. No hyperbole. Click the link in my bio. Let your voice be heard.”

However, he landed into hot water as fans felt the comments were made at times when US Presidential elections are in full swing.

“I get this is supposed to be a cute little joke but it comes off as really insensitive. The upcoming election is really important and everyone should vote and for you to try and take that and turn it into an ad for your movie is low,” one person wrote.

“This is super insensitive. Read the room. Oh wait you did and decided to mock people,” another said.

Another fan commented, “I wish I found this funny.” One more fan wrote, “YIKES. Imagine the amount of privilege one person can have to write this tone-deaf post.”

Others came to Pratt’s defense. “Geez. Everyone really has lost their sense of humor. This is just a lighthearted post and there’s nothing wrong with that. No one’s going to take the election less seriously because Chris Pratt posted about the People’s Choice Awards,” reasoned one person.


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