Same people who booed God during their national convention.
Chris Pratt might play a superhero in James Gunn’s films, but this time it was the Guardians of the Galaxy director coming to the defense of his star.
Pratt faced backlash for a series of tweets he shared sending up prayers for director Kevin Smith following news that the Clerks director suffered a massive heart attack. “Kevin we don’t know each other too good but I have loved you since Clerks and I’m praying my ass off for you cause I believe in the healing power of prayer,” Pratt tweeted. “Can you please pray with me people!?”
In a second tweet, Pratt added, “Praying for you. I will continue to. You inspired me with Clerks when I was a senior HS. I’m tagging my Lb/rb football coach who showed me the movie cause he believed in me and knew I’d be inspired @hodge1916.”
Twitter users responded, with some attacking Pratt for “praying,” referencing the argument many have used in the wake of mass shootings, telling politicians that “thoughts and prayers” are not enough. Many pointed to the role of science and medicine in saving lives, using that as a reason to discount prayer.