Chris Pratt Criticized For Wearing T-Shirt With Historical Flag On It

Actor Chris Pratt attends the 2018 MTV Movie And TV Awards at Barker Hangar

Actor Chris Pratt attends the 2018 MTV Movie And TV Awards at Barker Hangar

Originally the flag was yellow featuring a rattlesnake with 13 rattles, which represented the 13 colonies, and was stamped with the standout phrase, "DON'T TREAD ON ME".

The Guardians of the Galaxy star was photographed out with his new wife Katherine Schwarzenegger wearing a top which featured the American flag with a coiled snake on top of it, alongside the message "Don't Tread On Me".

Actor Chris Pratt was smeared by the media for wearing what they described as a "white supremacist" shirt, but it was the much more benign Gadsden flag design that gained popularity among Tea Party activists.

The Gadsden flag - which was created by Continental Army Brig.

In recent years, the flag has been revived by the Tea Party. Yahoo News reported that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has deemed the flag as a symbol of "racially-tinged messages" for its endorsement from far-right individuals.

"Not every symbol of the early republic is a white supremacist symbol, unless you are a moron".

"It has therefore become a symbol of more conservative and far right individuals and, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission of the U.S., it also is 'sometimes interpreted to convey racially-tinged messages in some contexts'".

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The reason why Chris Pratt is being called out might have to do with a Yahoo UK article that flat-out called his wardrobe a "white supremacist" shirt. making the leap many other outlets wouldn't.

Conservative firebrand Ben Shapiro eviscerated the article as "pure idiocy" in a withering response.

"No one was actually mad".

Los Angeles Times columnist and American Enterprise Institute fellow Jonah Goldberg was somehow even more critical than Shaprio, slamming Yahoo as "click-baiting parasites" for targeting Chris Pratt. "There nothing white supremacist about that T-shirt", he said. "It's like everyone wants to be stupid and make everything worse".

As for Chris Pratt - who stars in blockbuster franchise films, including Universal's Jurassic World and Disney's Guardians of the Galaxy, and recently received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame - it's pretty safe to assume that he no doubt wore the short as a show of patriotism. Harris' tweet generated some reactions on Twitter.

"Nice shirt... Only people I see with that flag are alt-right racists", tweeted one user. "I love it! Where can I buy mine?"

Reps for the actor didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

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