Hollywood types love to take stands, and attach themselves to causes. Give them a goofy hashtag and watch them throw their shoulders out patting themselves on the back. They are WOKE baby! But, it seems celebs that take a stand for the wrong things, like patriotism, or gun rights, well, they do not get patted on the back. Instead here comes the fake outrage!
Just ask Chris Pratt
Chris Pratt is facing criticism over a T-shirt he was pictured wearing featuring a controversial symbol.
Since when did human rights become “controversial” That symbol embodies every liberty we enjoy in this nation.
The writing and snake combo on its own is depicted on the Gadsden flag; a symbol created by Christopher Gadsden, a Charleston-born brigadier general in the Continental Army.
It came to prominence during the Revolutionary War of the US by colonists who wanted independence from Great Britain.
If they stopped there, all would be good. The symbol is put into perspective quite nicely, but…………. they needed OUTRAGE!
Although it is one of the symbols and flags used by the U.S. Men’s Soccer Team, Metallica, as well as some libertarian groups, over the years the flag has been adopted by Far Right political groups like the Tea Party, as well as gun-toting supporters of the Second Amendment.
It has therefore become a symbol of more conservative and far right individuals and, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission of the US, it also is “sometimes interpreted to convey racially-tinged messages in some contexts.”
No one with a clue would label that flag as racist, or racially tinged, no one! So, cue the outrageously outraged outraged mob
But, the great news is that just about every response to this latest fake outrage is being lampooned, and destroyed on Twitter! Shows how far out of touch the professionally offended really are