Did you know that “fake news” can even be found in T.V. Guide?

Believe it or not, the little publication that is simply supposed to tell you what’s on television is now issuing warnings about a certain celebrity’s personal life. Which celebrity you might ask? If a magazine did decide to be the morality police for the off-screen lives of on-screen heroes, then they certainly would have plenty of material.

But writer Kaitlyn Thomas put a target on the back of Chris Pratt, by describing him as “complicated and divisive.” “When you take a deeper look at Pratt the man and not necessarily Pratt the actor, some of the shine wears off,” she writes. “Although he can be as funny offscreen as he is on — his recurring ‘What’s My Snack’ videos on Instagram are almost always delightful — it’s impossible to ignore some problematic aspects of his life offscreen.” In the tweet advertising her piece, the magazine teases, “How to love Chris Pratt without hating yourself.”

But this begs the question — why on earth would anyone have a problem loving the star of Guardians of the Galaxy?  What’s this red-blooded American — who frequently posts patriotic photos to his social media — done wrong?  Well, settle in.  Warning: this may trigger some liberals.

Thomas explains that he — gasp — eats meat.

“Pratt, an avid hunter who has often spoken about his love of hunting, currently raises lambs on his farm. The enthusiastic tone he took when speaking about “eating fresh farm-to-table lamb” in an Instagramvideo earlier this year — “They are the happiest lambs on the planet, they are so sweet and then one day they wake up dead and they’re in my freezer” — sparked backlash from a number of fans, and not just those who are vegetarians or vegans.

Pratt also makes fun of Hollywood’s golden goose, the outrage culture:

Pratt mocked outrage culture in a Facebook post, pre-apologizing for something he’d probably eventually do. “I want to make a heartfelt apology for whatever it is I end up accidentally saying during the forthcoming #JurassicWorld press tour,” he wrote. “I hope you understand it was never my intention to offend anyone and I am truly sorry.”

Even worse — to libs — he likes blue collar America and believes that segment of society should be represented in movies:

“I don’t see personal stories that necessarily resonate with me, because they’re not my stories,” Pratt told Men’s Fitness in 2017. “I think there’s room for me to tell mine, and probably an audience that would be hungry for them. The voice of the average, blue-collar American isn’t necessarily represented in Hollywood.”

But then the writer can’t hold in her biased opinions.  She describes Pratt as “a successful, straight white man at the heart of two major film franchises” whose comment was insensitive to the afflicted minorities that also want to be represented in film.  To sum his “problematic” personal life: he hunts, eats meat, doesn’t like how everyone gets hysterical over every little issue, and considers himself “blue collar.”  Pass the smelling salts.

But the Daily Wire says there’s more to the Chris Pratt mockery, though the writer would never come out and say it:

… one of the real reasons they’re targeting Pratt is that he is open about his faith. In fact, the TV Guide hit-piece comes just a few weeks after Pratt read part of Luke’s Gospel at Disneyland and offered his own personal comments on his Christian beliefs.

“For me, being a parent has really changed my life in so many ways. And one of those ways is to understand, truly, the love that a father could have for a child,” he said, gesturing to his own child in the audience. “When I stare at this precious little creation of mine here, and I watch the ways in which he tries to please me, I just fill with a love that I feel is so pure, and unending. The way we love our children, the more we love our children, the more we will understand the capacity for our Father in heaven to love us. Each and every one of us a precious creation, and he just marvels in the ways that we can try to please Him. That should give us a great deal of comfort. I know it does for me.”

Hat Tip: The Daily Wire

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Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at MarkMeckler.com, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.