Chris Pratt Says Jesus’ Persecution Helps Him Rise Above His Haters: ‘2,000 Years Ago They Hated Him, Too’
Chris Pratt is addressing his haters in an... interesting way.
The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 actor has been criticized for his faith after being affiliated with controversial mega-churches such as disgraced international organization Hillsong and the anti-LGBTQ+ Zoe Church.
A 2020 Twitter post even pitted the Hollywood Chrises against each other, and Pratt was overwhelmingly voted as the one who had "to go."
Pratt addressed the criticism in a statement to Page Six at a Cinema Society screening of the new Guardians movie, saying, "I sure do, but that’s nothing new, that’s nothing new, you know?"
"If I was of this world, they would love me just like that, but as it is, I’ve chosen out of this world. That’s John 15:18 through 20," he added, quoting Bible scripture.
He then declared, "That’s the way it is, nothing new, 2,000 years ago, they hated [Jesus], too."
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He added, "Like a rhino, stick your head down, you keep driving forward, you have thick skin, and if anyone gets in your way, you stick the horn right up their ass!"
He also revealed that his background as a door-to-door salesman prepared him for rejection and criticism as a celebrity.
"Hmm, well, when it comes to rejection, I was trained in the crucible of door-to-door sales some 25 years ago. So, you can’t turn me away, there’s no stopping us," he shared.
Pratt met his current wife, Katherine Schwarzenegger, at a church service in 2018, and they got engaged not long after. The couple shares two daughters, Lyla, 2, and Eloise, 11 months, as well as Pratt's son Jack, 10, from his marriage to Anna Faris.
"I’m thrilled to be marrying you. Proud to live boldly in faith with you. Here we go," Pratt said of Schwarzenegger in their 2019 engagement announcement.