Joe Rogan defended his buddy Chris Pratt during Tuesday's episode of his The Joe Rogan Experience podcast.
"Even Chris Pratt gets in trouble because he's Christian," said Rogan, commenting on the backlash the Guardians of the Galaxy actor endured from social media users bashing him for a number of grievances, including his political views and alleged support for an anti-LGBTQ+ church.
"Bro, he is the nicest f'king guy I've ever met in my life," Rogan said and added:
"They're all insane people that hate their jobs or sitting in front of the cubicle. When their boss isn't looking, they're tweeting bad things about Chris Pratt."
Joe Rogan Explains Why Chris Pratt Gets Hate From The Left: \u2018He\u2019s A Christian\u2019 \u2018And A \u2018Good Person\u2019 http://dlvr.it/SFTjZs\u00a0pic.twitter.com/NSXmpTeIHz— Daily Wire (@Daily Wire) 1639654234
Rogan called the online skewering of Pratt "a bully pile on," adding:
"You see someone being vulnerable and you can snipe at them, and you don't have any repercussions and they're not in front of you, so you attack the guy."
"He hasn't done nothing. He's so nice."
Twitter disagreed with Rogan.
He is Christian? I didn\u2019t know that. I\u2019m just not a fan of his.— Miss.BadMood (@Miss.BadMood) 1639690923
"Christian" isn't in the top ten problems people have with him.— e\u0336v\u0338e\u0338r\u0335y\u0336t\u0334h\u0336i\u0336n\u0338g\u0336'\u0336s\u0335 \u0338f\u0338i\u0336n\u0336e\u0334 (@e\u0336v\u0338e\u0338r\u0335y\u0336t\u0334h\u0336i\u0336n\u0338g\u0336'\u0336s\u0335 \u0338f\u0338i\u0336n\u0336e\u0334) 1639653691
You can watch a clip of Rogan's podcast, here.
Many saw his post as a slam towards his ex-wife Anna Faris, with whom they share their 9-year-old son Jack–who was born premature and has struggled with numerous health problems.
He ghosted his former wife and children for another woman. But yeah.— Giorgio Angelini (@Giorgio Angelini) 1639690925
The internet also dubbed him as the worst of the "Hollywood Chrises," after a Twitter challenge asked which of the famous actors named Chris "had to go" out of Chris Pratt, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pine or Chris Evans.
Some people were conflicted and weighed in on the controversy.
Oh dear. I never wanted to be put in the position of having to agree with Joe Rogan. But here I am. I too question all the so-called hate for Chris Pratt, who seems like a genuine human being.— Pielander (@Pielander) 1639658692
I don\u2019t have hate for him. But his comments have been straight up cringe.\n\nImagine thanking your new wife for giving you a healthy child when you have a child that\u2019s not as healthy with another woman. Both things out of their control. Ppl will call you out on it.\nDon\u2019t be a— Margari R (@Margari R) 1639663920
We don\u2019t hate the person, we just don\u2019t approve of their actions. Isn\u2019t that what is taught in a Christian church? That God doesn\u2019t hate the person. but doesn\u2019t like it when we sin, right?— Miss.BadMood (@Miss.BadMood) 1639691103
Yes because most of the time being a good Christian and being a good person are mutually exclusive when Christianity is defined by also being a conservative.— 2FollowerPhil (@2FollowerPhil) 1639657768
Joe Rogan made me dislike Chris Pratt even more, which I think is a power only Joe Rogan has.— Wear a mask. Get vaccinated. Black lives matter. (@Wear a mask. Get vaccinated. Black lives matter.) 1639661137
I don\u2019t think the people malign Chris Pratt for his professing to being Christian , but for exhibiting ways that expose him to be un Christian like. He really should credit his former wife for all the loving attention she has bestowed upon her son. Praise and credit due.— Jojoz4547 (@Jojoz4547) 1639644385
Weird, a lot of us Christians have maligned Chris, and it\u2019s not for sharing a religion.— Rob Nelson (@Rob Nelson) 1639654474
Rogan said Pratt was "genuinely friendly" when recalling a trip in Utah where they went hunting elk.
"I've been in [a] hunting camp with him. He's nice to everybody, to the ladies that work in the kitchen."
"[He] sits at these cafeteria-style tables with everybody, you know, people from all walks of life. He's, like, super normal."
"And I've been around him multiple times like that. He's a super kind, super normal guy. He's fun, too. He's a fun guy to be around."
Joe Rogan reaches for simplistic divisive answer to why people (left & right) hate Chris Pratt.— Add_Your_Name: \u274c (@Add_Your_Name: \u274c) 1639656749
Everything that\u2019s wrong with the culture can be summed up by Rogan commenting on Chris Pratt to get the attention he craves.They are both overrated and immensely boring.— Jon Blanthorn (@Jon Blanthorn) 1639660524
"kind of outside the lines in terms of his ideology. He's a Christian. And pretty open about it. And because of that, they attack him."
"It's something so simple. Like, he just believes in Jesus and … he likes to be a good person. And they're like, 'F'k him!'"
Bahahahahahaha never thought I would say Joe Rogan was thinking too hard on this.— Hannah Chaddock (@Hannah Chaddock) 1639658220