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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 23: Chris Pratt attends Marvel Studios "Thor: Love and Thunder" Los Angeles Premiere at El Capitan Theatre on June 23, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

Chris Pratt Claims He ‘Cried’ About Instagram Backlash (Welcome to Social Media, Buddy)

Given how high-profile some celebrities are, it’s amazing that they don’t have thicker skin. Take Chris Pratt, for example. The Guardians of the Galaxy hardbody recently did an interview with Men’s Health in which he admitted to getting all teary-eyed over internet trolls.

The controversy ensued last November following an Instagram post he wrote about his wife, Katherine Schwarzenegger, with whom he shares two young daughters. (Pratt also shares a son with ex-wife Anna Faris.)

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“Guys. For real. Look how she’s looking at me!” he captioned a shot of himself with Ms. Schwarzenegger. “I mean. Find you somebody that looks at you like that!! You know!? We met in church. She’s given me an amazing life, a gorgeous healthy daughter, she chews so loudly that sometimes i put in my ear buds to drown it out, but that’s love! She helps me with everything. In return, periodically, I open a jar of pickles. That’s the trade. Her heart is pure and it belongs to me. My greatest treasure right next to my Ken Griffey Jr Upper Deck Rookie card. Which if you know, you know is saying a lot. It’s her birthday in about 6 weeks. So if I don’t get her anything, I’ll tell her to look back on this post. Love you honey.”

Aww. Isn’t that sweet? So what got people all up in arms about that? Well, never underestimate internet trolls. They can always find something to poke a stick at.

“I said something like, ‘Find someone who looks at you the way my wife looks at me.’ And then I gave her some shit in the thing and said, ‘But I love you. I’m so thankful for my wife—she gave me a beautiful, healthy daughter,” Pratt recalled. “Then a bunch of articles came out and said, ‘That’s so cringeworthy. I can’t believe Chris Pratt would thank her for a healthy daughter when his first child was born premature. That’s such a dig at his ex-wife.’ And I’m like, That is fucked up. My son’s gonna read that one day. He’s nine. And it’s etched in digital stone.”

“It really fucking bothered me, dude,” Pratt told the mag. “I cried about it.”

OK, now, Chris. First, calm the fuck down. Your son is never going to go back and read your Instagram captions. No kid is that curious about their parents, especially when it comes to mushy love stuff. Second of all, if you wanted to express your gratitude for your wife, maybe, oh, we don’t know, say it to her face and leave the internet middlemen (and trolls) out of it. Just a suggestion.

Good luck to you, kind sir. We hope the cyberbullies don’t beat you up too badly. Your muscles certainly can’t help you on the internet! (Are we enjoying this a little too much? Yes, yes we are.)

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