Hollywood, CA — We already liked Chris Pratt for his willingness to post photos of himself hunting, when you know it sent most of Hollywood into a panic.
They think guns belong on movie sets, where they can pretend to shoot things for big money while sanctimoniously condemning the rest of us for using them to defend our lives and families.
But Chris Pratt apparently doesn’t care and is facing criticism for wearing an adaptation of the Gadsden flag on his t-shirt.
See Yahoo meltdown here:
“The Marvel star’s top shows the American flag with a coiled snake over the top and a message underneath which reads “Don’t Tread On Me.”
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 came to prominence during the Revolutionary War of the US by colonists who wanted independence from Great Britain.
Although the symbol has a non-racial history – it is has been used by the U.S. men’s soccer team and Metallica – over the years it has also been adopted by political groups like the Tea Party and some Libertarian groups, as well as gun-toting supporters of the Second Amendment
It has therefore also become a symbol of more conservative and far right individuals.”
We should note that this is the edited version of their article, as they had to scrub it once already.
Their original article made a connection between the Gadsden flag and racism:
“…It has therefore become a symbol of more conservative and far right individuals and, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission of the US, it also is “sometimes interpreted to convey racially-tinged messages in some contexts.”
But they had to scrub the article after the internet blew up when they tried to accuse Chris Pratt of racism for wearing the Gadsden flag.
They couldn’t quite get away with calling Americans who are proud of their history racists, but they use the “slur” they can get away with: that flag is associated with “gun-toting supporters of the Second Amendment.”
But their efforts to smear Pratt and gun owners will continue to blow up in their faces.
Americans, real Americans, love their country and are proud to be ‘gun-toting’ supporters of the 2nd Amendment!
They say that like it’s a negative, but it’s only a bad thing to latte-drinking soyboys in urban areas like the Left Coast.
As for Chris Pratt’s shirt, we want one, and we want to take him out for a beer.