The internet mob does not love that Chris Pratt loves to hunt – we’ll get to that in a minute.
In the following clip, Chris Pratt gets deep and philosophical on all the beauties of hunting and what comes with it.
“You’re a voyeur to the world waking up, and the wilderness waking up around you.”
“I’ve never heard it articulated like that – that’s pretty f-king spectacular, if not romantic,” fellow-actor Kevin Pollak replied. If you pay any attention to Hollywood these days, you know there are very few celebrities who actively hunt, let alone talk about it freely in such a emotional way.
Take the two minutes, and enjoy this masterclass on why hunting is so special for those doing it the right way.
The internet loses its mind because Chris Pratt loves to hunt.
Back in 2018, Pratt shared the now-deleted Instagram video showing his excitement for elk hunting season.
“I am a fan of yours. I like your movies, you’re funny. But I didn’t know you were a hunter. Hunting animals for sport/fun is something I find hard to understand and never will. I know this won’t matter to you or anyone else one bit, but I won’t be following you anymore nor will I pay to see any of your movies. I’m not an activist nor do I get on my high horse much but I am an animal lover and do not believe any animal should be hunted for fun.”
“I’m so disappointed that you hunt.”
“You shoot defenseless animals with high-powered rifles? OK. You’ve gone down in my estimations. Shame.”
“No!!! Unfollowing with a heavy heart.”
“Feel sick at the thought of [Pratt] taking an animal’s life.”
We don’t have to get into this nonsense, as people don’t seem to realize the preparation Pratt puts into his hunts, and that he has immense respect for the animal (including eating it, of course).
Years prior, Pratt sat down with The Guardian, and went into further detail.
“I have a great deal of respect for the animals that I kill, and I feel remorse and all of the emotions that come with it.”
“The thing inside me that drives me to go out and hunt is very animal. But the remorse, emotion and respect I feel, and the closeness to God that I feel when I’m out there, is my humanity. It’s an opportunity for me to explore what parts of me are animal and what parts of me are human.”
Joe Rogan has even weighed in multiple times on the backlash Chris Pratt receives.
“Chris Pratt is a nice guy.”
Joe Rogan on Chris Pratt’s Hunting Controversy
Chris Pratt: a respectful and educated outdoorsman