Chris Pratt‘s been trending for posting horribly bigoted tweets from again earlier than his Marvel Universe days, however he says the backlash is unwarranted … as a result of the tweets are phony.
A spokesperson for the “Guardians of the Galaxy” star tells TMZ … he by no means posted the offensive messages that started circulating Wednesday morning. They gave the impression to be from 2012 and 2013, with one saying “calling another n***a a ‘n****r’ is hilarous idc” … and the opposite “Muslims scare me so much.”
You can see why followers could be upset, however Pratt’s rep says, “Chris never tweeted the offensive things that are being circulated today. Any suggestion that he did is not only totally false but also defamatory.”
Twitter, the place the faux tweets have trended all day, was additionally suspicious, and a senior exec for the platform says they “strongly believe these [tweets] to be fake.”
There had been 2 different tweets circulating, however they had been comparatively innocuous jokes. Pratt’s rep confirms considered one of them — suggesting all of the Miss America contestants are tremendous skinny — is actual.
Hardly leading edge humor, however that one you may nonetheless see on Chris’ timeline. His camp says there was no deleting of tweets — the offensive ones by no means existed … till another person made them up.