Updated: May 3, 2019
On February 8 Chris Pratt went to the Late Show in an effort promote his new film The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part. The conversation led to Pratt’s recent diet which consisted of the Daniel Fast. Pratt confirmed that he did the fast through his church, Hillsong, for 21 days. He also said that he was inspired to do the fast by his Pastor. (Source:Youtube)
This was nothing new as Pratt has always been open about his faith. When receiving an award at the 2018 Teen Choice Awards Pratt said “I love God that’s my thing, I love him. You should too.” Also, while accepting the Generation award at the 2018 MTV Movie Awards Pratt said “God is real. God loves you. God wants the best for you. Believe that.” (Sources:Youtube/CBS News)
However, this time things were different as Pratt’s Colbert appearance did ruffle
feathers. Openly gay actress Ellen Page took to twitter on February 7 to speak out
against Chris Pratt’s church calling out the establishment as “infamously anti-lgbt”. Page’s post questioned why this wasn’t addressed. (Source: Twitter)
She later expanded on this statement saying,
“ If you are a famous actor and you belong to an organization that hates a certain group of people, don’t be surprised if someone simply wonders why it’s not addressed.”(Source: Twitter)
For years now Page has been an outspoken activist not only for the LGBT community, but also for environmental issues as well.
Pratt responded to the claims saying “Nothing could be further from the truth. I go to a church that opens their doors to absolutely everyone....Despite what the bible says about divorce my church community was there every step of the way, never judging, just gracefully accompanying me on my walk” (Source: Variety)
There haven’t been any further rebuttals from Ellen Page.
Who do you side with Pratt, or Page? Also, did you feel like either party was
disrespectful whether it be with the claims or the rebuttals? Let us know below.
Sources: Colbert Interview-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzXwximuwrM.