People are furious at Chris Pratt for this 'tone deaf' and 'privileged' joke about voting

James Besanvalle
Tuesday 06 October 2020 10:45
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Chris Pratt just made a joke about the importance of voting and people are divided.

The American actor posted a movie poster from his latest animated film, Onward, and wrote in the caption:

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

And sure enough, the link in Pratt’s bio leads to the People’s Choice Awards website.

But the actor’s come under fire for the joke, with many accusing him of not taking voting in the upcoming election seriously enough:

Many claimed it was “tone deaf”, considering what’s at stake:

While others thought it was all just a joke:

This isn’t the first time Pratt has faced backlash for a joke he’s made on social media.

Last year, he shared a photo of his wife Katherine Schwarzenegger’s cooking and people accused him of being “condescending” and “sexist”.

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