Recently, the director of the first two «Guardians of the Galaxy» films, James Gunn, hit back at criticism from people trying to «cancel» Marvel Cinematic Universe actor Chris Pratt because of his Christian faith.
«For what? Because of your totally false inventions about him? Because of something someone else told you about him, not true? Chris Pratt would never be replaced as Star Guardian, but if he was, we would all go with him,» he wrote.
Pratt’s criticism has returned amid the release of the trailer for the upcoming MCU film «Thor: Love and Thunder.» In the trailer, Star-Lord, played by Pratt, encourages his team to «look into the eyes of the people you love» whenever they feel they have lost their way, so Thor – played by Chris Hemsworth – looks intensely into his eyes.
According to CBN News, the event prompted many on social media to remember Chris’ character, Peter Quill, was portrayed as bisexual in a 2020 chapter of the «Guardians of the Galaxy» comic book.
Despite facing intense condemnation based on assumptions made over the years, Pratt has never addressed his views on sexuality or politics. He has simply stated that he is a Christian and attends church.
Furthermore, much of the criticism comes from 2019 happened «Juno» star Ellen Page, who currently identifies as a transgender man and goes by the name Elliot, scolded Pratt for attending Zoe Church in Los Angeles.
The church’s lead pastor, Chad Veach, teaches a biblical view of sexuality. As a result, Page criticized Pratt for attending services at a church she described as «infamously anti-LGBTQ.» At the time, Pratt responded quietly.
«I go to a church that opens its doors to absolutely everyone,» he said.