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Mark Ruffalo and Robert Downey Jr. defend Chris Pratt after actor is roasted on social media


Avengers assemble: Robert Downey Jr. leads his Marvel co-stars in defending Chris Pratt after woke warriors slammed him on social media after they discovered his  conservative political beliefs and Christian faith

  • Social media users questioned why Pratt is not more engaged politically 
  • His co-stars in the Marvel Cinematic Universe were quick to defend him 
  • Mark Ruffalo urged critics to leave Pratt alone and refocus on the election
  • Robert Downey Jr decried ‘sinless’ people ‘casting stones’ at Pratt  
  • Downey Jr also noted Pratt’s marriage to Katherine Schwarzenegger, saying that her family ‘makes space for civil discourse’ 
  • Schwarzenegger joined the fray on Instagram, slamming critics who branded her husband ‘Hollywood’s worst Chris’ 

Chris Pratt’s Marvel co-stars Mark Ruffalo and Robert Downey Jr sought to defend the actor after so-called woke warriors branded him ‘Hollywood’s Worst Chris’ over his conservative political beliefs and Christian faith.  

Pratt came under fire over the weekend from fans questioning why he has not been more politically engaged about current events – given his platform as one of Hollywood’s biggest names.  

The 41-year-old Avengers star’s pals in the Marvel Cinematic Universe quickly came to his defense on Tuesday, urging critics to leave him alone and refocus on the upcoming presidential election. 

Ruffalo, a passionate voice on the left in show business, tweeted: ‘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.’

He added: ‘This is a distraction. Let’s keep our eyes on the prize, friends. We are so close now.’ 

'The Worst Hollywood Chris': Chris Pratt's Marvel co-stars sought to defend the actor after so-called 'woke warriors' slammed him over his conservative political beliefs and Christian faith

‘The Worst Hollywood Chris’: Chris Pratt’s Marvel co-stars sought to defend the actor after so-called ‘woke warriors’ slammed him over his conservative political beliefs and Christian faith

Avengers assemble: Mark Ruffalo, a passionate voice on the left in show business, tweeted: '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'

Avengers assemble: Mark Ruffalo, a passionate voice on the left in show business, tweeted: ‘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’

Downey Jr chimed in via Instagram, sharing a photo of him and Pratt smiling on set. 

‘What a world… The “sinless” are casting stones at my brother, Chris Pratt,’ Downey Jr said, calling Pratt ‘a real Christian who lives by principle’ and ‘has never demonstrated anything but positivity and gratitude.’

The actor also noted Pratt’s marriage to Katherine Schwarzenegger and the extended Kennedy family. 

‘AND he just married in to a family that makes space for civil discourse and (just plain fact) INSISTS on service as the highest value,’ Downey wrote. 

Presenting a ‘novel idea’ for critics, Downey Jr added: ‘If you take issue with Chris, delete your social media accounts, sit with your OWN defects of character, work on THEM, then celebrate your humanness… @prattprattpratt I #gotyerbackbackback.’ 

In defense: Downey defended Pratt's character amid the controversy

In defense: Downey defended Pratt’s character amid the controversy

Complicated: Downey also noted Pratt's marriage to Katherine Schwarzenegger and the extended Kennedy family

Complicated: Downey also noted Pratt’s marriage to Katherine Schwarzenegger and the extended Kennedy family

Outspoken: Ruffalo has been a passionate voice on the left in show business

Outspoken: Ruffalo has been a passionate voice on the left in show business

Support: Zoe Saldana also shared words of praise for her GOTG costar Pratt

Support: Zoe Saldana also shared words of praise for her GOTG costar Pratt

Pratt’s wife joined the conversation by replying to an Instagram post about the controversy from E!, which asked followers which Hollywood Chris ‘has to go?’

The author and new mother, 30, wrote in a comment: ‘Is this really what we need?’

‘There’s so much going on in the world and people are struggling in so many ways,’ Katherine continued. 

‘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.’

Katherine earlier this month called a tweet from President Donald Trump minimizing the danger of coronavirus ‘trash’ and has said she’s voting for former Vice President Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

Wife to the rescue: Katherine Schwarzenegger defended her husband via Instagram

Wife to the rescue: Katherine Schwarzenegger defended her husband via Instagram

Schwarzenegger replied to an Instagram post about the controversy from E!, which asked followers which Hollywood Chris 'has to go?'

Schwarzenegger replied to an Instagram post about the controversy from E!, which asked followers which Hollywood Chris ‘has to go?’

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