As the November elections approach, many celebrities have been using their positions of power and notoriety to encourage fans to exercise their constitutional rights.
Chris Pratt, however, took a different tack on Instagram.
While promoting his movie, Onward, the actor made fun of celebrities who encourage their followers to vote.
Just posted a photo https://t.co/uv0QKOFvrI— chris pratt (@chris pratt)1601637354.0
While there's nothing wrong with promoting a movie you're proud of, many on Twitter felt Pratt's choice to do so by making fun of calls to vote was unnecessary.
Who told Chris Pratt belittling the importance of voting in the upcoming election was funny to post not once, not t… https://t.co/HAwoovV44P— nasty ghoul (@nasty ghoul)1601682980.0
Others pointed out that Pratt's own wife, Katherine Schwarzenegger, had made the exact kind of post he was making fun of!
@KristyPuchko @courtenlow Yes Chris should definitely talk to celebrities about this. https://t.co/DqUFF21z7a— Maria Tallarico (@Maria Tallarico)1601673499.0
People on social media were outraged that Chris Pratt took the upcoming elections so lightly.
Meanwhile, WTF, Chris Pratt!?! https://t.co/bCJtZowQIr— Kristy Puchko (@Kristy Puchko)1601647156.0
Chris Pratt said the election does not concern me because I am a white privileged man, instead vote for my movie so… https://t.co/E95RVTjn4o— tabitha (@tabitha)1601661890.0
On Twitter, Chris Pratt has long been cultivating a reputation as "the worst Chris."
chris pratt is the worst https://t.co/yoOzs2kGUE— jay (@jay)1601661354.0
chris pratt is just like the worst— giulietta (@giulietta)1601683075.0
File Chris Pratt’s latest Instagram post as “Things You Can’t Believe Are Real, But Absolutely Are.” https://t.co/ofyqcPZ5In— Courtney Howard (@Courtney Howard)1601658904.0
Chris Pratt may not care about people voting, but many Americans' lives are dependent on the outcome of the elections.
the Chris Pratt thing is even *more* egregious when you remember that people who create, built and operate theme pa… https://t.co/PTSisWiv8a— carlye wisel 🍭 hosts Very Amusing! 🍓✨🙃 (@carlye wisel 🍭 hosts Very Amusing! 🍓✨🙃)1601668687.0
@prattprattpratt I’m not really sure it’s funny to tell people to vote for your animated movie while the world is h… https://t.co/mTmcj4h4CV— savehorror (@savehorror)1601649446.0
And Chris Pratt is tasteless yet again. https://t.co/by4mHI88mB— Just Some Guy | Black Lives Matter (@Just Some Guy | Black Lives Matter)1601787681.0
In 2020, absolutely nothing has been normal.
Chris Pratt acting like a nut job isn’t shocking, it’s 2020, nothing will shock me at this point.— Skyler Shuler (@Skyler Shuler)1601667762.0
@KristyPuchko genuinely shocked he misread the moment this poorly— Erin Strecker (@Erin Strecker)1601647729.0
As November 3rd approaches, be sure to make a plan to vote!
Whether you decide to vote in person, early, or via mail-in ballot, there has never been a more important time to make your voice heard.