TV magazine TV Guide went after actor Chris Pratt calling him “problematic” merely because his is a Christian who likes hunting and traditional American Values.
First of all, you may be surprised there still even is such a thing as TV Guide. Back in the 60s and 70s, the magazine was almost indispensable in homes across America. It was filled with local listings about what was on TV each week interspersed with TV reviews and articles of interest to the TV viewer.
But once Cable came, TV Guide began to go the way of the Dodo Bird because it no longer had relevance. And today, in the world of streaming video, Youtube and online outlets, there is even less need for a TV Guide.
So, color us shocked that the magazine even still exists. However, don’t color us shocked that whatever it is doing today, TV Guide is written by left-wing, PC lunatics who hate traditional American values.
And this week they attacked star actor Chris Pratt because he dares to be openly Christian, a supporter of hunting and ranching, and a traditional American.
A few days before Christmas, TV Guide wrote a piece currently entitled, “How to Love Chris Pratt Without Hating Yourself.” But in truth its original title called Pratt “problematic” because of his traditional values.
— TV Guide (@TVGuide) December 21, 2018
Apparently, Pratt isn’t left-wing enough for the anti-Americans at TV Guide.
Here is a representative paragraph show why the magazine thinks Pratt is “problematic”:
Adding fuel to this particular fire is the fact that Pratt, an avid hunter who has often spoken about his love of hunting, currently raises lambs on his farm. The enthusiastic tone he took when speaking about “eating fresh farm-to-table lamb” in an Instagram video earlier this year — “They are the happiest lambs on the planet, they are so sweet and then one day they wake up dead and they’re in my freezer” — sparked backlash from a number of fans, and not just those who are vegetarians or vegans. The next day, Pratt posted a photo of several pieces of fresh lamb meat and even compared said lamb’s death to something as easy or trivial as “unplugging a TV.”
So, even the current title gobbing about how you should not “hate yourself” for daring to like someone with traditional values shows how un-American TV Guide is.
Twitter user Jeff B had it exactly right:
The listed problems (seriously):
1) he gave a cat away once
2) he hunts for food and raises food on his farm
3) he "mocked outrage culture"
4) he offended the hearing impaired by using "turn up the volume, don't just read the subtitles" as a metaphor
Way worse than Polanski. https://t.co/gfiByaQPde
— Esoteric Jeff (@EsotericCD) December 21, 2018
Others chimed in, too:
Why the fuck is this an article? A person has different beliefs, views & opioins then I do so said person must be problematic. I’m not even a fan of Chris Pratt but these type of opinion pieces are petty & can verge on being hateful. Not even 5 yr olds are this petty.
— Terry (@flurryheaven) December 21, 2018
I do believe you just made me like him even more than I already did. So thanks for that.
— Joann (@DiverGirl82) December 21, 2018
This personal attack on one of the few good guys in Hollywood is a disgrace but sadly not surprising in this day and age!!!!
— Matthew LaFauci (@thesonster) December 21, 2018
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