Chris Pratt’s been trending again, and this time it’s for supposedly sharing awfully racist tweets from back before he was cast in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). However, it looks like the backlash against the actor is hugely unwarranted because those tweets were proven to have been faked and not shared from his account.
This news comes from a spokesperson for the Guardians of the Galaxy star who told TMZ that the offensive tweets were never posted form Chris Pratt’s Twitter account. They started making the rounds on Wednesday, and it seems as though they were created to besmirch the star.
These tweets were supposedly shared from 2012 and 2013, and one of the read: “Muslims scare me so much.” Fans were, of course, upset that Chris Pratt would have shared such tweets, and I’m here to tell you that he didn’t.
The tweets allegedly tweeted from Chris Pratt were fake
Here’s what Chris Pratt’s representative had to say about these tweets:
Chris never tweeted the offensive things that are being circulated today. Any suggestion that he did is not only totally false but also defamatory.
Twitter was also very skeptical that these tweets were genuine and a senior executive for the platform said that they “strongly believe these [tweets] to be fake.”