During the last months, Chris Pratt has made headlines and covers of international magazines for his relationship (and subsequent wedding) with Arnold Schwarzenegger’s daughter, Katherine. But when it seemed that they were all smiles and good wishes from the Jurassic World actor, the controversy has arisen on Twitter after some photos appeared in which Pratt walks with his wife in a T-shirt with the American flag with a snake and the motto Don’t Tread on Me.
The symbol in question, known as the Gadsden flag, is a design by Christopher Gadsden during the War of Independence (when the United States was still a British colony), but today it has been rescued by the ultra-right-wing Tea Party, as well as other groups with similar political tendencies, such as some white supremacists.
In fact, the flag has since been seen as an offense towards the rights and freedoms of all citizens, so it is difficult to see it. In any case, Pratt has not yet ruled on whether he knows the political implications of this shirt.
What we do know is that this is not the first time he gets into trouble: a few months ago, Ellen Page publicly condemned him for being one of the members of the Hillsong church, known for its anti-LGBTQIA character.
Then, the actor excused himself thus: “I go to a church that opens its doors to everyone. My faith is important to me, but no church defines my lifestyle nor defines me, nor am I the spokesperson for any church or anyone else. My values are what define me, ”said the actor.