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Twitter Disagrees With Chris Pratt's Take On Hollywood's Diversity Problem

"The voice of the average, blue-collar American isn’t necessarily represented in Hollywood," Pratt said. He later called the remark "a pretty stupid thing to say."

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On Friday, a new cover story on Chris Pratt — aka Star Lord in the upcoming movie Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 — dropped in which the actor made some ~interesting~ comments.

The interview was published in Men's Fitness and touched on a number of topics including Pratt's belief that he can "relate to everybody."

He also said he feels "there’s common ground out there that’s missed because we focus on the things that separate us," and that "not everything is politics. And maybe that's something I'd want to help bridge."

However, some of Pratt's other comments raised eyebrows, including when he said he "doesn't see personal stories that necessarily resonate with me, because they’re not my stories.”

“I think there’s room for me to tell mine, and probably an audience that would be hungry for them," the 37-year-old actor said. "The voice of the average, blue-collar American isn’t necessarily represented in Hollywood.”

Many people were less than pleased with Pratt's take on Hollywood's diversity problem, with some pointing out that there are many movies that show blue-collar Americans.

Recent movies about blue collar people: Fences Manchester By the Sea Moonlight Hidden Figures Hell or High Water xo @prattprattpratt

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When people spout bullshit buzzwords like "blue collar" and "regular" Americans ... they think we don't know they mean White. Straight. Men.

I don't think people see "working class" when they think of Moonlight and Fences. They straight up ignore class/labor and go to pathos.

*Women of color, Asian, LGBTQ+, and disabled people not represented in Hollywood Cishet, able-bodied white man: B… https://t.co/171WJx4Fab

@1followernodad There's a fucking blue collar mark wahlberg movie every two months.

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LOL at Chris Pratt not seeing himself represented in the media enough. Like that was a joke right?

Running away from my Chris Pratt crush like

Pratt himself addressed the comments, saying they were "actually a pretty stupid thing to say."

That was actually a pretty stupid thing to say. I'll own that. There's a ton of movies about blue collar America. https://t.co/DclYfNsiv3

But not everyone was upset, and some fans defended the actor or said he had point.

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@prattprattpratt Yeah, but it's white collar America portaying blue collar America. I can see why you would say tha… https://t.co/sQ9nN6RMFA

Of all the crap to get worked up about, the Chris Pratt thing is in the negatives.

@prattprattpratt I still think everyone overreacted quite a bit. You made some pretty good comments about finding common ground.

@prattprattpratt We all misspeak. Classy of you to address it and clarify, dude.

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