Chris Pratt criticized for T-shirt choice

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Chris Pratt is facing criticism over a T-shirt he was pictured wearing featuring a controversial symbol.

The Marvel star’s top shows the American flag with a coiled snake over the top and a message underneath which reads “Don’t Tread On Me.” 

The writing and snake combo on its own is depicted on the Gadsden flag; a symbol created by Christopher Gadsden, a Charleston-born brigadier general in the Continental Army.

It came to prominence during the Revolutionary War of the US by colonists who wanted independence from Great Britain.

Although the symbol has a non-racial history – it is has been used by the U.S. men’s soccer team and Metallica – over the years it has also been adopted by political groups like the Tea Party and some Libertarian groups, as well as gun-toting supporters of the Second Amendment.

It has therefore also become a symbol of more conservative and far right individuals.

It’s why some people are critical of Pratt wearing a T-shirt featuring the Gadsden flag iconography.

Many have posted their feelings about it on Twitter.

Pratt has most recently been promoting the first trailer of Pixar’s new animation Onward in which he plays one of two two teenage elf brothers, alongside Tom Holland, who embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left in the world.

Pratt is the voice of Barley Lightfoot and Holland his younger brother Ian in the film which hits cinemas March 2020.

4 thoughts on “Chris Pratt criticized for T-shirt choice

  1. Who the F$&k cares what T-shirt he wears!!

    Newsflash! Making comments on a social networking site is NOT a hobby, so go find one, you ungrateful sons of bitches!

  2. Yahoo once again creating unnecessary hatred and chaos towards people who have done nothing wrong. I guess visiting sick kids in the hospital everyday and being one of the nicest people to talk to in Hollywood doesn’t matter, right?

    Typical Jewhoo news.

  3. I love that he’s doing that. A celeb gettin’ out the word!! How rare.

    Ellen page is so programmed she wouldn’t recognize real freedom if it bit her in the butt.


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