The Guardians Of The Galaxy star Chris Pratt faces backlash after his recent Instagram post about Katherine Schwarzenegger’s wife. The post has made quite the buzz as many followers found its content careless and insensitive. Chris Pratt married author Katherine Schwarzenegger in the year 2019. In August 2020, they welcomed their first child, a baby girl named Lyla Maria Pratt.
On the 2nd of November 2021, Pratt made a post about Katherine since it was her birthday in six weeks. But not everyone could see this as a simple declaration of love. The opinions were mixed. Many fans think that people are just looking deeper into the post and reading between the lines. They believe that the actor is innocent, and it did not seem like he did this to offend anyone. While others have a polar opposite idea. They are quite convinced that Chris chose words wisely to try and blame his ex-wife. Though these are just people speculating and may not be what Chris had in mind, we should look into the facts before jumping to conclusions. So let’s find out more about this.
Chris Pratt Instagram Post
All of this started when Chris Pratt shared a photo of him and his wife and commented how grateful he is to be with her. But a certain line, ‘healthy daughter,’ rubbed people the wrong way. Lyla is not Chris’s only child. Chris Pratt has a son named Jack from his first marriage with actor and comedian Anna Faris. Jack was born prematurely and had severe bleeding in his time of birth. The child thus had to face serious health issues during his early days. He has a visual impairment and also minor heart disease. Given this context, people raised their concern over how inconsiderate Pratt was to put it that way.
This is not the only thing that the people found troubling. Some also took issue with the way Pratt expressed how he felt grateful to her, as she helped him with everything though he could not always do the same. Many commented that this is just toxic and to put this under the disguise of romance is just sad. Being for each other and helping each other out is all part of a relation. But when this help and understanding is only from one side, it doesn’t feel right. This was the same issue people had with the post. Pratt made it seem like him, relying too much on her wife, and she takes no credit for this, believing it is her duty, is just some age-old custom and simply not right.
But every story has two sides. This is no exception. Many celebs came to his support, claiming that Pratt did not mean any offense to anyone and that people were misreading. However, days after the post, Anna Faris has been trending on Twitter, and fans are extending their support regarding the issue.
What does Chris Pratt have to say about the Post? Chris Pratt Responds
Following the hate comments that blasted his Instagram, Chris Pratt posted a story on the 5th of November in which he mentioned that he felt depressed and sad after the whole episode. In the post, he apologized for his immature approach and explained that it wasn’t intentional. He also talked about how there are people in his life who have a hearing impairment and other physical challenges, and to offend them is the last thing he wanted to do. Pratt also thanked people for pointing out the flaw with his post and promised to be more diligent in the future.
Chris’s mother-in-law Maria Shriver defended Chris by posting a comment. She praised him for being a good father, both to Lyla and Jack, and a good husband to her daughter. Maria also added how she admired him as a son-in-law. She believes that this incident can never bring him down and that he should definitely rise above the noise. Even though the internet has sided with Anna Faris on the issue, Faris has not commented on the post. After Chris’s apology, however, things are starting to settle down.
Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger
Chris Pratt met author Katherine Schwarzenegger in 2018, one year after his split from his ex-wife Anna Faris. Katherine is the daughter of Australian-born actor Arnold Schwarzenegger and journalist Maria Shriver. The couple then started seeing each other. In January of 2019, Pratt proposed to Katherine, and the pair got engaged. Katherine’s father, Arnold, once said in an interview about Chris asked him for his daughter’s hand in marriage and that he was really happy for both of them. Six months later, the couple vowed to be together for the rest of their lives in a marriage ceremony held in California. In August of 2020, they welcomed their first child, a baby girl, into this world. She was named Lyla Maria Pratt.