Chris Pratt Criticized For Wearing T-Shirt With Historical Flag On It

Actor Chris Pratt attends the 2018 MTV Movie And TV Awards at Barker Hangar

Yahoo is facing heavy criticism for an article calling Chris Pratt a "white supremacist" because he wore a T-shirt with the Gadsden flag.

Soon after a photo of Chris wearing the T-shirt hit the internet, Twitter users took to the social media site to express their opinions about the wardrobe choice.

The writing and snake combo on its own is depicted on the Gadsden flag; a symbol created by Christopher Gadsden, a Charleston-born brigadier general in the Continental Army. "It was meant to symbolize liberty and freedom", according to Fox News.

It was recently reported by X17 Online that the 29-year-old author and her new husband Chris Pratt, 40, are just about ready to move into their new, $15.6 million home in the Pacific Palisades. In more recent years it has been adopted as a symbol by certain conservative groups, including the Tea Party and libertarians, and it has also been used in certain instances by white supremacy groups. "Not every symbol of the early republic is a white supremacist symbol, unless you are a moron", he said.

After its ties to the far-right were established, the Equal Employment Commission determined that the Gadsden flag is "sometimes interpreted to convey racially-tinged messages in some context" in a 2016 ruling.


Actor Chris Pratt found himself at the center of what turned into an enormous controversy online when he stepped out in public wearing a T-shirt that some observers claimed had connections to white supremacy.

Conservative firebrand Ben Shapiro eviscerated the article as "pure idiocy" in a withering response.

"Shame on ⁦@Yahoo⁩ for this trash", syndicated columnist Jonah Goldberg reacted. "It's like everyone wants to be stupid and make everything worse".

The Guardians of the Galaxy star was photographed out with his new wife Katherine Schwarzenegger. Harris' tweet generated some reactions on Twitter. "Nice shirt... Only people I see with that flag are alt-right racists...." another said.

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