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Fans Call for Chris Pratt To Be Recast in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ Claiming He Is Homophobic

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“Guardians of the Galaxy” star Chris Pratt has become the subject of criticism after the release of the trailer for the upcoming film “Thor: Love and Thunder,” with some rekindling accusations that he is homophobic.

In the trailer, Pratt’s character (named Peter Quill), tells Chris Hemsworth’s Thor, “You ever feel lost? Just look into the eyes of the people that you love.” As Quill speaks, he looks over to his team of Guardians. Meanwhile, Thor gazes intently into Quill’s eyes. When Quill notices, he says, “Not me!” 

While the moment was played for laughs, some fans have begun to speculate about a possible romance between the two characters. Given that Pratt is known for being both a conservative and a Christian, some went on to imagine how much he must have hated filming the scene. 

“I know Chris Pratt’s crying in the bathroom listening to Hillsong after he films every scene,” one person tweeted. 

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Pratt has been characterized as hateful toward the LGBTQ community on multiple occasions after actor Elliot Page tweeted a link to an interview Pratt did on The Late Show in 2019, calling out Pratt for attending Hillsong Church, which Page described as “infamously anti lgbtq.”

“If you are a famous actor and you belong to an organization that hates a certain group of people, don’t be surprised if someone simply wonders why it’s not addressed. Being anti LGBTQ is wrong, there aren’t two sides. The damage it causes is severe. Full stop. Sending love to all,” Page said.

In response to Page’s criticism, Pratt said, “Nothing could be further from the truth. I go to a church that opens their doors to absolutely everyone.”

Referring to Jesus’ commandment that His followers are to love one another, Pratt went on to say, “This is what guides me in my life. He is a God of Love, Acceptance and Forgiveness. Hate has no place in my or this world.”

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Nevertheless, Pratt has continued to be subject to the public perception that he is bigoted and belongs to a “homophobic church,” a perception that was again brought to the forefront following the release of the “Thor: Love and Thunder” trailer.