‘Member earlier this week where I called Chris Pratt a “Hollywood anti-hero?” This interview is an example why. How many other actors would call out Hollywood for not representing blue collar Americans?
Now, to be fair, he performed a bit of the necessary Hollywood “walk-back”…
That was actually a pretty stupid thing to say. I'll own that. There's a ton of movies about blue collar America. https://t.co/DclYfNsiv3
— chris pratt (@prattprattpratt) April 21, 2017
But his broader point is what’s important here…
I really feel there’s common ground out there that’s missed because we focus on the things that separate us. You’re either the red state or the blue state, the left or the right. Not everything is politics. And maybe that’s something I’d want to help bridge, because I don’t feel represented by either side.
Maybe that’s what I’d want to try to express in my work if I were to write and create something, because it’s a damn shame. I don’t feel we have to be at war with each other like we are, and it’s just getting worse.
This is a far cry from way too many of his colleagues (see Sarah Silverman Goes on Embarrassing Anti-Trump Rant at ‘Tax Day’ Protest and B-List Actor John Cho Tweets About United Airlines Debacle…Blames Trump). It’s not enough for celebrities to appeal exclusively to the half the country who agrees with them. They have to go out of their way to insult the other half that doesn’t. You know, those lowly flyover-state Christians who don’t teach their 2-year olds about the virtues of abortions and trannies.
How many of you have been watching ABC’s Designated Survivor and have been waiting for it to be the Tea Party who took down the capital? Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD for the past few weeks has basically been one giant f*** you to anyone who supported Donald Trump.
Are there movies /TV shows ABOUT blue collar Americans? Yes. Does that mean that Hollywood gets blue collar Americans. No.
Everything else Chris Pratt said still stands.