Marvel star Chris Pratt recently denied sending any racist or anti-Muslim tweets after false information started to circulate on social media.
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.
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.”