American actor Chris Pratt has discovered himself embroiled in controversy after he made an ‘insensitive’ quip about voting.
The Guardians of the Galaxy star was blasted on social media for what many known as an ‘ill-considered’ joke about Americans exercising their democratic proper within the upcoming normal elections.
His animated movie Onward is without doubt one of the eight nominees for the People’s Choice Awards within the class of greatest household film.
And in an try to advertise the movie and bag the award, Pratt, with the assistance of the voting buzz throughout, took a dig on the many stars who’ve been urging the general public to exit and vote repeatedly.
“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.”
He went on to say: “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,” he added.
Soon after, social media customers have been up in arms in opposition to him, as one put it greatest: “Chris Pratt said the election does not concern me because I am a white privileged man, instead vote for my movie so I can get more awards.”
Another added: “I’m not really sure it’s funny to tell people to vote for your animated movie while the world is how it is. Comes off as privileged and totally tone deaf.”