Actor Chris Pratt's Flag Shirt Labeled Racist By Critics

Hollywood actor Chris Pratt was bashed by social media users for wearing a shirt with an image of the Gadsden flag.

Los Angeles, CA – Critics blasted Hollywood actor Chris Pratt after he was photographed wearing a shirt that some have deemed to be “racist.”

The shirt featured a mashup image of a modern U.S. flag and the Revolutionary War-era Gadsden flag, which is comprised of a coiled rattlesnake and the words “Don’t Tread On Me,” Page 6 reported.

The Gadsden flag was designed by Continental Army Brigadier General Christopher Gadsden in 1775 as a symbol of freedom and liberty, FOX News reported.

The same image is used by the iconic metal band, Metallica, as well as the U.S. Men’s Soccer Team, according to Page 6.

Second Amendment supporters and many libertarians have also adopted the Gadsden flag.

In 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ruled that the flag may be considered as racial harassment in the workplace in certain situations, TMZ reported.

The commission noted that the flag was not created as a racist symbol, but that some people now feel that it conveys “racially-tinged messages in some contexts.”

Critics were quick to blast Pratt for his wardrobe choice.

One Twitter user alleged that the actor’s shirt was “emblazoned with a white supremacist dogwhistle, and declared that Pratt was “unequivocally the worst,” Yahoo Movies UK reported.

“Unfollowed already,” another user tweeted. “@prattprattpratt hope those bigots pay you a good pay check. Bye girl.”

“I like him, but all these small things about his politics makes me wonder when he’ll say something transphobic, tank his career, and do the full heel-turn into a Fox commentator,” one tweet read.

Despite the backlash, a majority of the social media feedback regarding Pratt’s shirt was in support of the Gadsden flag.

“I always though Chris Pratt was a good man. Now it’s just becoming more clear,” one supporter tweeted. “Well done.”

“How the hell is the ‘don’t tread on me’ flag, which is fully authorized by the ⁦@USNavy⁩ racist?” another proponent asked.

Many posted selfies beside their own Gadsden flags.

Pratt has not responded to requests for comment on the issue, Page 6 reported.

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TwiztidRich
TwiztidRich

People have lost their minds. What in the hell is the country coming to? It's bad enough that if you are White you are automatically considered a racist. Now if you show your love for our country and appreciation for the men and women who serve in the armed forces you are a racist? If that IS the case than I AM a racist!

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

How in the fuck is that shirt racist? The nerve of these people to eve say such a thing. This is what this country has become, every little event that occurs where the government and certain entities give into the public outcry, most of which who do it just to create drama and bullshit and claim to be “victimized”. In the past they were thrown a bone, and now they’ve turned into spoiled idiots who think that every time they grumble, or whine, they will get something for it. You know who else does that? Babies. When they cry they get their bottles of milk. When will all of this hypersensitivity stop and when will someone finally put their foot down for what’s right and not just to give into the whining public.

rds40
rds40

Quite simple. Screw them.

SoxFan
SoxFan

I'm ordering my T-shirt today!

LEO0301
LEO0301

Seemingly over night this country has become a bunch of sniveling, whiny crybabies looking to have their feelings hurt. If wearing a patriotic t shirt bothers you that much please think about ending it all and put an end to your miserable lives.

Wish505
Wish505

LOL those racist critcs can go jump into the out house pool for all I care. The Gadsden is one of the flags I fly daily below my Old Glory. Come and try and take it critic bitches. I will now find me one of the shirts to wear as well.

OldVet
OldVet

The more people get for nothing, the more they think they are "entitled to". Go home to your saferooms snowflakes.

Cstuartsr
Cstuartsr

Why is it that every flag that the liberals don’t like is racist?? This crap of racism is getting old. It seems that liberals just want to divide our country on racial lines. It’s seems like they want another civil war, but I can guarantee you one thing it will be a different outcome than it was the last civil war. People are tired of the crap these snow flakes are coming up with.

Jkemme
Jkemme

I have a shirt on that is in the same style. I am not a racist in no way. I hate stupid people no matter what their race is.

LordSeamus
LordSeamus

Armchair /internet "warriors".....gotta love 'em. NOT ! I'll be wearing my flag tshirts today and any other damn day I want. They want a piece of me , online or in person ?????? Bring it on!

nenasmiller
nenasmiller

Oh my God! Let it go! No one can say anything, or wear anything without someone whining about it. Anyways trying to make it racially based. It’s. Scone absolutely ridiculous and straight up stupid.

nenasmiller
nenasmiller

Damn autocorrect! Always and it’s become!

Gunnersbumpa
Gunnersbumpa

It's embarrassing that these people have nothing else to do but worry about a shirt.

Stanracer
Stanracer

Professional complainers! Lots of them out there now a days. So sad for people who don't have a life.

Cookie9301
Cookie9301

Are you morons freaking serious....everything is racist if you do not agree with it.....well screw you. GOD BLESS AMERICA, RAISE THE FLAG HIGH. I AM AN AMERICAN AND IF THAT IS RACIST...SCREW YOU AND YOUR BELIEFS CAUSE YOU HAVE RACISM ON YOUR BRAIN AND YOUR DISEASE NEEDS TO BE DESTROYED

fl_belle
fl_belle

How are people so ignorant? I am so sick of MSM feeding the ignorance and pandering to the sissy masses. God Bless Chris Pratt!

gvinny67
gvinny67

So what if I considered the BLM flag racist? Then what?

The express
The express

Do you know what is racist??? Apologizing for being white is actually racist because by doing so you're claiming that you're better than the people you're apologizing to.

Ladyfluterby
Ladyfluterby

Unless or until we ALL start standing up to these limited radicals this BS is going to continue. I'm ordering these shirts along with others for my husband and I to wear them with pride often. I for one am sick and tired of everything great about this country ow being called racist by the radical group of anti American politicians and their followers. Enough is enough and it's time to take a stand against them whenever possible. Wearing one of these shirts is an example of fighting back.

ArmyRangerMom
ArmyRangerMom

Who are these crazy fucked up people??? Oh yeah, they’re pathetic losers who serve NO purpose in life. They’re wasting valuable oxygen by being alive. And I’m sure that somehow affects climate change in a negative way; if you believe in climate change which I don’t. I’m assuming if someone farts and it smells like USDA steak they’d be a racist. #TRUMP2020 🇺🇸❤️🇺🇸

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rspurgeon
rspurgeon

Keep wearing the shirt, Chris. This is "America" we believe in our Country, It's Constitution and our right to express ourselves in that pride. If liberals don't like it, no loss to us, then they can move

Old Hawg
Old Hawg

Liberal/Leftist Rules: If I don't like it, it's racist.

BlueLM101
BlueLM101

I have that same shirt.

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

Get over yourselves complainers. Because of the flag, you have the right to say what you want and demonstrate what you believe. It does NOT, however, give you the right to dictate to others what they want to say and demonstrate what they believe.. It does not give you the right to physically attack someone either. Some day there will be a price to pay for what's going on and I don't want to be on the left.......it's always to be right and be on the right side.

ProudLEOwife
ProudLEOwife

Don’t tread on me!