In the world of "WTF?", here's a news story that has us scratching our heads.
Actor Chris Pratt is a pretty reasonable person - he's a Christian who supports the troops and he does a lot for charity. He's not overly political when he gets in front of the media's cameras, but he seems to be a decent human being.
But that didn't stop Leftist from calling him a "white supremacist" over a recent fashion choice - an American flag t-shirt that reads, "Don't tread on me."
The shirt is basically a version of the Revolution-era Gadsden flag, which was recently re-popularized by small government conservatives of the Tea Party. Plainly put, there is no racial connection.
Vulture writer Hunter Harris posted the photo of Pratt in the shirt on Monday; Yahoo! picked up the “story” the next day, claiming the t-shirt featured a “controversial symbol” and showcasing online far-left critics.
“I like him, but all these small things about his politics makes me wonder when he’ll say something transphobic, tank his career, and do the full heel-turn into a Fox commentator,” a critic said.
“Ellen [P]age called him out and some of y’all didn’t listen now look at this s***,” said another critic.
In February, actress Ellen Page complained about Pratt attending a Christian church. The “Juno” star said Hillsong Church, which Pratt proudly attends, “is infamously anti lgbtq.” Pratt responded to Page, writing in part via social media that “nothing could be further from the truth. I go to a church that opens their doors to absolutely everyone.”