Chris Pratt is aware that success in Hollywood sometimes comes with social media trolling, but he wants to do everything he can to protect his family from it.
In a new interview with Men’s Health, the actor discussed the backlash he received from the public last November over an Instagram post he wrote about his wife Katherine Schwarzenegger.
“I said something like, ‘Find someone who looks at you the way my wife looks at me.’ And then I gave her some s*** 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 prematurely. That’s such a dig at his ex-wife.’ And I’m like, That is f***ed up. My son’s gonna read that one day. He’s nine. And it’s etched in digital stone.”
Schwarzenegger and Pratt have two young daughters. He and his ex-wife Anna Faris have a son named Jack.
“It really f***ing bothered me, dude. I cried about it,” Pratt told Men’s Health. “I was like, I hate that these blessings in my life are—to the people close to me—a real burden.”
In the article, Pratt also addressed misconceptions about his relationship with organized religion after speaking about God during an acceptance speech at the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards.
“I didn’t know that I would kind of become the face of religion when really I’m not a religious person. I think there’s a distinction between being religious—adhering to the customs created by man, oftentimes appropriating the awe reserved for who I believe is a very real God—and using it to control people, to take money from people, to abuse children, to steal land, to justify hatred. Whatever it is. The evil that’s in the heart of every single man has glommed on to the back of religion and come along for the ride.”