Hollywood Star Chris Pratt Called White Supremacist For Wearing Gadsden Flag T-shirt


Look, there is no easy way to say this but the left has lost its mind and is now a danger to America.

It is not easy to say that, but this is getting ridiculous. Look, the left is being led by a bunch of spoiled brats who are flat out ignorant on most topics.

That is the nicest thing I can say about the new group of millennials who want to lead the left and this nation right off a cliff.

They are intolerant and that is fine if they knew what in the hell they are talking about. But they continue to prove their ignorance and in that way, they pose a threat to our future.

From Fox News: Yahoo is facing heavy criticism for an article calling Chris Pratt a “white supremacist” because he wore a T-shirt with the Gadsden flag.

Pratt, best known for his starring roles in “Guardians of the Galaxy” and the “Jurassic World” franchises, was seen wearing a T-shirt featuring the American flag with a coiled rattlesnake in front of it with the text, “Don’t tread on me.”

The coiled rattlesnake and the “Don’t tread on me” motto are from the iconic Gadsden flag, which was created by American general Christopher Gadsden in 1775 during the Revolutionary War. It was meant to symbolize liberty and freedom.

In recent years, the flag has been revived by the Tea Party.

“Shame on ⁦@Yahoo⁩ for this trash,” syndicated columnist Jonah Goldberg reacted. “A handful of dumb Twitter comments isn’t a news story you click-baiting parasites. There nothing white supremacist about that T-shirt. It’s like everyone wants to be stupid and make everything worse.”

From The Daily Wire:

One Twitter user complained, “Andy Dwyer (Pratt’s ‘Parks And Recreation’ character) would never wear a shirt emblazoned with a white supremacist dogwhistle. Chris Pratt is unequivocally the worst Chris.”

“I like him, but all these small things about his politics makes me wonder when he’ll say something transphobic, tank his career, and do the full heel-turn into a Fox commentator,” a critic said.

“Ellen [P]age called him out and some of y’all didn’t listen now look at this s***,” said another critic.

In February, actress Ellen Page complained about Pratt attending a Christian church. The “Juno” star said Hillsong Church, which Pratt proudly attends, “is infamously anti lgbtq.” Pratt responded to Page, writing in part via social media that “nothing could be further from the truth. I go to a church that opens their doors to absolutely everyone.”

Again, the symbol on Mr. Pratt’s shirt has no ties to race. New Yorker Magazine, reporting on the history of the Gadsden flag in 2016, acknowledged that it has no historical link to race (emphasis added):

The Gadsden flag is one of at least three kinds of flags created by independence-minded colonists in the run-up to the Revolutionary War, according to the writer and historian Marc Leepson, the author of “Flag: An American Biography.” Liberty flags featured that word on a variety of backdrops; the Pine Tree flag floated the slogan “An Appeal To Heaven” over a depiction of a pine tree. Neither endured like the design of Christopher Gadsden, a Charleston-born brigadier general in the Continental Army. His was by far the coolest, with its menacing rattler and provocative slogan. … Later, in what may be America’s first-ever political cartoon, [Benjamin] Franklin published the famous “Join or Die” image, which depicts the American colonies as segments of a snake. Among other borrowers, Paul Revere put the snake in a seventeen-seventies newspaper nameplate. Gadsden’s venomous remix, for a flag used by Continental sailors, depicted the reassembled rattler as a righteous threat to trampling imperialism. “The origins of ‘Don’t Tread On Me,”’ Leepson summarizes, “were completely, one hundred percent anti-British, and pro-revolution.” Indeed, that E.E.O.C. directive agrees, “It is clear that the Gadsden Flag originated in the Revolutionary War in a non-racial context.