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Chris Pratt denies offensive tweets after #RIPChrisPratt controversy

Chris Pratt’s team denied the rumors circulating on social media about his tweets

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Katherine Schwarzenegger, left, and Chris Pratt arrive at the premiere of “Avengers: Endgame” in Los Angeles on April 22, 2019. Chris Pratt’s team denied the rumors circulating on social media about his tweets.
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Marvel star Chris Pratt recently denied sending any racist or anti-Muslim tweets after false information started to circulate on social media.

What happened

On Wednesday, social media tried to cancel Chris Pratt again, using the hashtag #RIPChrisPratt to announce his cancellation, which I wrote about for the Deseret News.

The hashtag #RIPChrisPratt popped because people were making false claims about Chris Pratt’s Twitter account, sharing photoshopped and fake tweets with his name on them, according to The Daily Beast.

The tweets — which allegedly came from 2012 and 2013 — included a racial slur and “derogatory comments about Muslim people,” per NME.com.

  • One tweet — in which Pratt said “#MissUniverse In a way they all look like Miss Hungry.” — was confirmed to be real.

Response

Pratt’s team told TMZ that the claims were false.

  • “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 spokespeople told Newsweek that they “strongly believe these (tweets) to be fake.”