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James Gunn Defends Chris Pratt as Backlash Against Him Continues

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Director James Gunn has defended Chris Pratt, after the Jurassic World Dominion actor received backlash from trolls.

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Amid the continued backlash Chris has faced, director James Gunn has responded, clapping back at trolls…

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After Pratt received plenty of hurtful comments.

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He allegedly cried over the cruel comments he received.

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Keep scrolling to find out more…

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Now, over the years, Chris Pratt’s had his fair share of negative headlines.

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Be it for his role in Guardians of the Galaxy or his political views or his religious beliefs — Pratt has made the news for it all.

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And of course, we’re not forgetting his very public relationship with Anna Faris.

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His relationship with Faris well and truly dominated the news cycle.

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The pair married in 2009 and just a few years later, Anna gave birth to their son, Jack.

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But in 2017, Anna and Chris separated, later filing for a divorce after 5 months apart.

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Luckily, the pair have remained close.

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They’re good friends and co-parents — so that’s something of a happy ending.

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But recently Faris and Pratt hit headlines for something that may put a strain on their friendship.

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After Chris Pratt shared a post dedicated to his wife Katherine Schwarzenegger that praised her while using a controversial choice of words…

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In Pratt’s adoring post to his wife, he thanked her for giving him “a gorgeous healthy daughter.”

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“Find you somebody that looks at you like that!! You know!? We met in church. She’s given me an amazing life, a gorgeous healthy daughter, she chews so loudly that sometimes I put in my earbuds to drown it out, but that’s love!” he wrote.

Pratt and Schwarzenegger share a fourteen-month-old daughter named Lyla.

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However, many think that his choice of words were insensitive to Faris and their son, 9-year-old, Jack.

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Jack, was born 9 weeks premature and Faris has previously revealed that their son weighed just 3 pounds and twelve ounces at birth, The Independent reports.

Jack also spent the first month in the NICU.

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Faris also opened up about Jack’s birth in her memoir, Unqualified.

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“The pediatric neurosurgeon sat Chris and me down to tell us that Jack had some severe brain bleeding and there was a chance that he could be developmentally disabled,” she wrote.

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The post has caused quite the divide online but Chris’ mom-in-law, Maria Shriver quickly joined those trying to defend him.

And it’s caused mixed opinions once again…

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At first, Maria Shriver commented saying that she couldn’t “agree more” with what he wrote.

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Before also adding: “This is so sweet now show us how you look at her,” after Pratt spoke about how Katherine adores him.

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But following the criticism, she added another comment.

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And this time, she told Pratt to “rise above the noise” while adding that he is “a great father.”

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“I want to remind you today what a good man you are what a great father you are to jack and Lyla what a great husband you are to Katherine what a great son-in-law you are to me and what a great sense of humor you have !!” she wrote.

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“I love you Chris keep being your wonderful self rise above the noise your kids love your family loves you your wife loves you what a beautiful life I’m proud of you xo.”

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And now, Pratt has revealed that the whole ordeal made him cry.

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At the time, following the backlash of the first Instagram post, he posted to his stories, saying that some of the harsh comments left him “upset and depressed.”

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And in a new interview with Men’s Health, Pratt has finally opened up about the ordeal…

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“I said something like, ‘Find someone who looks at you the way my wife looks at me,'” he recalled, adding: “And then I gave her some s**t in the thing and said, ‘But I love you. I’m so thankful for my wife — she gave me a beautiful, healthy daughter.'”

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“And then a bunch of articles came out and said, ‘That’s so cringeworthy. I can’t believe Chris Pratt would thank her for a healthy daughter when his first child was born premature. That’s such a dig at his ex-wife.'”

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“And I’m like, ‘That is f***ed up,'” Chris continued. “My son’s gonna read that one day. He’s 9. And it’s etched in digital stone.”

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Pratt then revealed that he cried because of it, “it really fucking bothered me, dude,” he said.

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“I was like, I hate that these blessings in my life are — to the people close to me — a real burden.”

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But now, it seems director James Gunn has come to Pratt’s rescue once again…

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Here’s what happened…

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In response to the claim that Pratt had disrespected Faris and their son, Gunn said: “He said he was grateful for his healthy daughter and somehow people, apparently like you, tried to weaponise that against his awesome son who was born premature.”

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But it’s not just the first time the Guardian of the Galaxy director has spoken in favour of the actor.

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As he even defended the actor when Twitter trolls labeled Pratt as a Donald Trump supporter…

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“Will you guys please quit making up s***?” said the award-winning director.

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Gunn even took a step forward and defended Pratt over his alleged association with the evangelical church Hillsong, which the actor recently denied.

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“It absolutely infuriates me,” Gunn said.

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While another Twitter user asked Gunn where these claims actually originated from…

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“People who assume s***, and then someone else takes that and exaggerates it, and then someone else exaggerates that, and then you listen to someone without reading about what the truth is and spread the lies on Twitter.”

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“Chris is unspeakably kind to people; he goes out of his way to help kids. He’s an especially loving father. And there’s a lot of stuff that people have literally just made up about him —about his politics, about who he is, about what he believes of other people, you know?” he said.

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What do you think about Gunn’s response?

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