Yahoo Movies UK has been receiving negative reaction on social media for calling Avengers star Chris Pratt in his Gadsden flag T-shirt a white supremacist.
Yahoo facing backlash for calling Chris Pratt white supremacist
Recently, Chris Pratt was seen wearing a T-Shirt which featured the American flag. Moreover, the shirt had text, ‘Don’t tread on me’ and a coiled rattlesnake in front of the flag.
The Gadsen Flag was designed during the Revolutionary War. Now, the iconic flag has been brought to fashion by the Tea Party. Many people have expressed their annoyance on the article on Twitter declaring it pure idiocy.
Chris Pratt is canceled for being a white supremacist alt-right neo-Nazi far-right cisheterosexist misogynist racist fascist conservative. Star Lord is a Nazi spread the word. pic.twitter.com/OaChs2dkid
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) July 17, 2019
So now, Yahoo is facing huge criticism for an article posted on their site which said Chris Pratt a “white supremacist.” Chris Pratt is popularly known for portraying the role of Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy and Owen in the Jurassic World franchises.
What does the T-shirt symbolize?
In 1775, the iconic Gadsden flag was created by American general Christopher Gadsden. The “Don’t tread on me” slogan written is the motto of the flag. Moreover, the flag was symbolized freedom and liberty during the Revolutionary War.
This is next level stupid: People calling Chris Pratt a white supremacist for wearing a shirt with the Gadsden flag on it.@YahooNews should be ashamed for even running this. pic.twitter.com/rq8Rt1xPuq
— Steven Crowder (@scrowder) July 17, 2019
Yahoo Movies UK article
The Yahoo Movies UK article stated that the symbol of the flag was used by libertarian groups as well as Metallica which is the U.S. Men’s Soccer Team.
For the past few years, the flag has been used by the Tea Party, a Far-Right political group. Besides, it is adopted by gun-toting supporters. The Yahoo post also included 6 posts from Twitter users criticizing Chris Pratt’s t-shirt.
One of the users knocked the star for wearing the t-shirt with “white supremacist dog-whistle.” Columnist Jonah Goldberg also took it out on Twitter to about Yahoo’s article. He tweeted that Tshirt is not a white supremacist.