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Oscar-Nominated Hollywood Star Speaks Out in Defense of Christian Co-Star

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Robert Downey Jr. defended “Avengers” co-star Chris Pratt, who has been viciously attacked on social media this past week.

Downey, who has starred in several movies with Pratt, referred to him on Instagram as “A real #Christian who lives by #principle.”

“What a world… The ‘sinless’ are casting stones at my #brother, Chris Pratt… A real #Christian who lives by #principle, has never demonstrated anything but #positivity and #gratitude,” the two-time Oscar-nominated actor wrote Tuesday.

“He just married into a family that makes space for civil discourse and (just plain fact) INSISTS on service as the highest value. If you take issue with Chris,” Downey continued in his passionate Instagram post, “I’ve got a novel idea.

“Delete your social media accounts, sit with your OWN defects of #character, work on THEM, then celebrate your humanness.”

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Pratt became the subject of heavy criticism after filmmaker Amy Berg asked her followers Saturday what famous “Chris” they could live without.

What was supposed to be a fun social media challenge quickly turned sour, as people used the opportunity to slam Pratt for his beliefs, and in some cases even toss around unsubstantiated claims about him.

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Three days after Berg’s tweet, multiple “Avengers” actors — but not Pratt — appeared at a virtual fundraiser Tuesday for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

Pratt’s absence led some leftists to further criticize him.

But another “Avengers” star, Mark Ruffalo, came to Pratt’s defense despite having progressive views himself.

Pratt is a devout Christian who has hinted at having conservative and patriotic values, though as Newsweek reported, he has not said he supports Trump.

This is not the first time Pratt has come under fire for his beliefs (or perceived beliefs). In 2019, Pratt was seen wearing a T-shirt depicting the Gadsden flag, a popular conservative and libertarian symbol.

It was bold for Downey and Ruffalo to speak out in support of Pratt, especially due to the mob mentality that is commonly seen among the left-wing Hollywood elite.

Attacking Pratt for his religious and perceived political beliefs, which are not directly harming anybody else, is completely unreasonable.

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Cameron Arcand is a political commentator based in Orange County, California. His "Young Not Stupid" column launched at The Western Journal in January 2021, making Cameron one of the youngest columnists for a national news outlet in the United States. He has appeared on One America News, and has been a Young America's Foundation member since 2019.
Cameron Arcand is a political commentator based in Orange County, California. In 2017 as a school project, he founded YoungNotStupid.com, which has grown exponentially since its founding. He has interviewed several notable conservative figures, including Dave Rubin, Peggy Grande and Madison Cawthorn.

In September 2020, Cameron joined The Western Journal as a Commentary Writer, where he has written articles on topics ranging from the COVID-19 pandemic, the "Recall Gavin Newsom" effort and the 2020 election aftermath. The "Young Not Stupid" column launched at The Western Journal in January 2021, making Cameron one of the youngest columnists for a national news outlet in the United States. He has appeared on One America News, and has been a Young America's Foundation member since 2019.
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