Manufactured outrage: Actor Chris Pratt criticized for wearing “white supremacist” Gadsden flag t-shirt

And they wonder why President Trump calls them #fakenews.

Complete and utter garbage from Yahoo:

Update: This article was updated on 17 July with the initial headline, ’Chris Pratt criticised for ‘white supremacist’ T-shirt’ being amended to ‘Chris Pratt criticised for T-shirt choice.’ References to White Supremacism in this article have been removed.

Chris Pratt is facing criticism over a T-shirt he was pictured wearing featuring a controversial symbol.

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.

It’s why some people are critical of Pratt wearing a T-shirt featuring the Gadsden flag iconography.

Many have posted their feelings about it on Twitter. (The article goes on to list three tweets.)

Pratt has most recently been promoting the first trailer of Pixar’s new animation Onward in which he plays one of two two teenage elf brothers, alongside Tom Holland, who embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left in the world.

Pratt is the voice of Barley Lightfoot and Holland his younger brother Ian in the film which hits cinemas March 2020.

Pratt has most recently been promoting the first trailer of Pixar’s new animation Onward in which he plays one of two two teenage elf brothers, alongside Tom Holland, who embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left in the world.

Pratt is the voice of Barley Lightfoot and Holland his younger brother Ian in the film which hits cinemas March 2020.

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Alma
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Alma

It’s either them or us, and I say it’s US, we ain’t afraid of them, so fk them all.

William
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William

It’s all racism all the time now, whatever they don’t like (truth) is racist. And that word resonates with a sizable chunk of the population who are, as Soros noted, easily manipulated. And I love that “gun-toting supporters of the second amendment”. Images of ignorant rednecks shooting at innocent Nubians just for fun. It’s enough to make a person..racist

Lophatt
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Lophatt

The simple fix is to act like “Fish”, the Barney Miller character and say “get away from me”. Calling people names is not only juvenile, its ineffective unless people buy into it.

In the case of the t-shirt, how about “Really, I don’t care what you think”?

cogitoergosumantra
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It’s madness as spread by the progressives and their lapdogs, the lame-stream media. Who, by the way, CONTINUE to report the “racist” Trump tweet that got the left in conniptions, all the while saying only that he “told the four to GET OUT of the country…” and not that he suggested they FIX the countries their ancestors came from, and that having done that, maybe they could then COME BACK to fix things here. Or that neither their race nor sex was even mentioned… This is on the *mainstream*, local network news now, every day. They’re all obviously told EXACTLY… Read more »

Sink Jaxon
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Sink Jaxon

Being called a racist anymore means nothing… oops I farted..OMG YUR SUCH A RACIST!

km
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km

They have overplayed their hand with that word… It’s really losing it’s punch the more it’s said… The only thing America needs to defend is the gospel and the KING of KINGS. Everything else is meaningless…