These days, culture can seem to loom around every corner. Sometimes it’s warranted in that a celebrity does something truly awful and they need to step away from the limelight to deal with legal proceedings or jail time. Other times the area is a bit grayer with differing opinions at the heart of why people want to see someone canceled. And sometimes there’s even the worry about preemptive canceling, the fear that it *might* happen one day. That seems to be where Chris Pratt is right now with insider Daniel Richtman reporting the actor is worried about this eventuality in his career. Apparently, he’s taking steps to make sure it doesn’t happen.
It’s a little unclear where the immediate cancellation threat would come from concerning Chris Pratt. It doesn’t look like he’s done anything untoward lately that would warrant the discussion. Though according to Richtman, there’s some concern for Pratt that he’s been associated with right wing political ideology and that, sometimes in and of itself, is *good enough* to get someone on the outs with Hollywood. According to Richtman, Pratt is trying to pivot any discussion around him away from things that might get him canceled.
There was a bit of a dustup back in October of last year, prior to the United States Presidential Election that did see Chris Pratt land a bit in the internet crosshairs. Around this time it started making the rounds that he was a supporter of Donald Trump. I’m not sure this was ever confirmed in any meaningful way, or why it would matter anyway, but the internet seemed to believe it and that got some folks fired up.
Along those lines, at the time his wife Katherine Schwarzenegger had come out in support of Joe Biden in the election. The wife of actor and former Republican Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger held very public views about the situation that pointed to the internet rumor being false. But Chris Pratt never affirmed or denied what was making the rounds on Twitter. Again, the conversation alone might have been enough to worry the actor about his career.
Then in February, another hashtag picked up some internet steam when #ripchrispratt trended on Twitter. This stemmed from an internet poll that went around asking to eliminate one of the Chris’s (Evans, Pratt, Hemsworth, or Pine). Chris Pratt was the apparent “loser” in this group prompting people to think the cancellation was on the way. It wasn’t. There had also been rumors that Chris Pratt was associated with a church that had anti-LGBTQ leanings, though that is a bit unclear.
In all, is Chris Pratt getting canceled? It doesn’t look like it will be happening today or tomorrow, but the actor does appear to be at least thinking about it. The dude has so much coming to the big screen in the next couple of years that it’s really tough to picture it happening anyway. He’ll play a time-traveling super-soldier fighting aliens in The Tomorrow War which releases on July 23rd of this year.
And that’s not all for Chris Pratt. He’s got plenty of franchise work as well, set to reprise his role as Peter Quill/ Star-Lord in both Thor: Love and Thunder and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 in the next couple of years. Plus Jurassic World: Dominion is set to start filming as well.