Chris Pratt apologizes after some controversial comments – and not for the first time. The star has had to retract his words a number of times and even made an apology video in 2017 after making rude comments about video captions. The star initially posted a captioned clip to Instagram, per Variety, but he suggested his followers listen to it instead of relying on the words at the bottom of the screen to better digest the video. Only many hearing-impaired people who rely on a video’s subtitles found his comments offensive.
Pratt admitted in his Instagram apology video (which has been viewed more than 4.9 million times) that he was what he described as “incredibly insensitive to the many people out there who rely on closed captions,” adding : “The last thing in the world I want to do is offend her or anyone who has hearing loss or any other disability. So I apologize from the bottom of my heart.” He thanked his followers for calling him out, noting, “Going forward, I’ll try to be a little less ignorant.”
Since then there’s this other Instagram post that Pratt wrote for his wife Katherine Schwarzenegger that many felt he should apologize for, or this Instagram upload about voting for the People’s Choice Awards, which has been called unmusical.. But Pratt is now offering a different audience apology for something else, this time to UFC fighter Israel Adesanya.
Chris Pratt admitted to being a “hypocrite”.
Chris Pratt made a very public plea to Israel Adesanya on Twitter after initially applauding his performance in the ring on July 2 against Jared Cannonier. Speaking to ESPN after the fight, Pratt said, “I’m going to say this as humbly as I can as a guy who has never set foot in the Octagon. I don’t know this game, I’m just an actor man. But I’m not a fan of coming out with all that talk and then putting on a bit of a Pitter pattern. He then continued in part, “You have to make good on that promise of being so bad… If I had bet my money, I would have bet Adesanya would do something like that. But I was hoping Canonier would make it.”
Pratt’s words echoed back to Adesanya, who tweeted a clip of Pratt being slapped by James McAvoy from the movie Wanted with the caption, “I’m the man. You’re just a fan.” Pratt then responded with his apology, tweeting, “You’re right. I’m sorry, brutha. It annoys me when people criticize my work – I’ve never risked anything myself. It makes me a hypocrite to do just that to you. Keep it up, champ.”
It seems Pratt is pretty used to apologizing now, so much so that he’s actually issued an advance apology before. In 2015, the actor took to Facebook to humorously apologize for anything he might accidentally say during his upcoming Jurrasic World press tour.