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Joe Rogan claims the constant liberal attacks against Chris Pratt are because he’s a Christian and a ‘good person.’
Spotify’s biggest podcaster, comedian and UFC commentator, Joe Rogan, is never one to back down from making controversial statements and is known for his “no holds barred” approach when it comes to his podcast.
In recent interviews, Rogan is a massive fan of Chris Pratt and said, “he’s the nicest guy I’ve ever met.”
Pratt is the latest celebrity to experience cancel culture after he posted to Instagram thanking his wife, Katherine, for their ‘healthy’ baby girl, which many people took as a jab to ex-wife Anna Faris. The former couple shares a son, Jack, who had a lot of health issues in the past. Pratt got trolled on every platform from Instagram to Twitter, with users demanding he gets fired from the MCU universe.
After receiving all of the online hate, Pratt, who stars in the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ movies, said that he turned to his faith for guidance. He listened to worship music and went for a run. Pratt said it felt like a ‘fire’ was next to him from the overwhelming backlash, and his faith helped him through the ordeal.
Pratt said, “And so I just want to say, all glory to God!”
During the episode, Rogan said Chris is “outside the lines in terms of his ideology given Hollywood’s progressive stance, he’s a Christian, and he’s pretty open about it and, because of that, they attack him. It’s something so simple, like, he believes in Jesus. And … he likes to be a good person.”
Rogan added that many people criticizing Pratt for his comments do so because they disagree with his political views. Pratt has gotten a lot of criticism over his conservative beliefs and is used to the comments by now, but it still bothers him.
Rogan has unintentionally become the spokesperson for celebrities known for pushing controversial topics. His podcast ‘The Joe Rogan Experience’ is the biggest Spotify podcast globally. He has had some of the most influential people on his show, including Elon Musk, Eddie Huang, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Alex Jones and does not give in to choosing political sides. His podcast is about the truth, finding it in any direction, and welcoming all beliefs.
Although CNN described Rogan as being “libertarian-leaning,” Rogan himself says he does not fall into any one political spectrum and enjoys his wide range of political views.
Rogan believes that many celebrities in Hollywood fear getting in trouble for being Christian and not stepping in line with the mainstream progressive ideology. Pratt isn’t the first celebrity to be open about his faith or political beliefs, but he is one of the most popular to be so heavily criticized.
Twitter users dubbed Pratt as the ‘worst Hollywood Chris’ after news broke that he was voicing Mario in the upcoming animated Super Mario Bros movie.
Rogan thinks the online “bully pile on” that Pratt has also experienced is due to his vulnerability where the users attack Chris because they’re not in front of him and have no repercussions for their comments.
Pratt spent a week hunting elk with Rogan in Utah, and Rogan said Chris was sincerely friendly to everyone he came in contact with at the camp.
“He sits at these cafeteria-style tables with everybody, you know, people from all walks of life. He’s, like, supernormal. And I’ve been around him multiple times like that. He’s a super kind, supernormal guy. He’s fun, too. He’s a fun guy to be around.” Said Rogan during the episode.
Rogan is not the first celebrity to come to Pratt’s defense, co-stars Mark Ruffalo, Josh Gad, Zoe Saldana and others have defended the actor online against what they consider bullying.
Ruffalo, who is known for his progressive stance, stepped up and tweeted back at the haters saying, “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.”
By far one of the best responses in the Pratt hate space came from Iron Man, Robert Downey Jr. himself.
The actor wrote on Instagram, “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.”
Regardless of Pratt’s political and religious beliefs, I think it’s safe to say the actor isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, and we can continue to expect to see him lead the way in action-packed Hollywood blockbusters.