(NOTE LANGUAGE) In the new issue of Men’s health† Chris Pratt addresses, for the first time, online repercussions of a sweet comment he made about his wife and daughter.
As reported, Pratt was flamed for celebrating the birth of Lylahis first daughter with Katherine Schwarzenegger and his second child after 9 year old son Jack with ex-wife anna faris†
Pratt and Schwarzenegger recently had a second daughter, Eloise†
“I was like, ‘…I’m so grateful for my wife — she gave me a beautiful, healthy daughter,'” Pratt recalls. “And then a lot of articles came out and said, ‘That’s so terrible. I can’t believe Chris Pratt would thank her for a healthy daughter when his first child was born prematurely. That’s one of those digs with his ex-wife.’”
The Jurassic World series star said: “That’s f***ed up. My son will read that one day. He’s 9. And it’s etched in digital stone. It really bothered me, dude. I cried about it…”
†[W]why are they coming after me?” he asked rhetorically to internet trolls, many of whom also hammer on Pratt’s faith.
He adds, “I didn’t know I was going to be the face of religion, when I’m actually not a religious person.”
Pratt explains, “I think there is a distinction between being religious – holding on to the habits created by man, often usurping the awe reserved for who I believe is a very real God – and using it to control people… abuse children, steal land, justify hatred…”
The Star of Amazon Studios Upcoming the terminal list, adds, “The evil that resides in every man’s heart has pushed behind religion and gone along for the ride.”
Pratt also denied a common troll topic and tied him to Hillsong Church, which some accused of having an anti-gay agenda. “I’ve never been to Hillsong,” Pratt says bluntly. “I don’t know anyone from that church.”
In the article, Pratt’s friend and Guardians of the Universe series director James Gunn adds: “It absolutely infuriates me. Chris is unspeakably kind to people; he goes out of his way to help children. He is a very loving father. And there are a lot of things that people have literally just made up about him – about his politics, about who he is, about what he believes about other people, you know?’
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