Chris Pratt has apologized to UFC fighter Israel Adesanya after the sportsman hit back at Pratt’s criticism of his performance.
Pratt, who appeared on ESPN on Saturday (July 2) after Adesanya’s middleweight bout against Jared Cannonier, had said that Adesanya’s dramatic entry into the ring didn’t do justice to his performance, although he did take home the win.
The Jurassic World star said Adesanya had “all that talk” just to go into the octagon and “do a little pitter-patter.”
On Wednesday (July 6), the fighter responded with a tweet with the caption: “Good morning. I am the man. You’re just a fan.”
Alongside the message, he included a clip from the 2008 film Searched in which James McAvoy smacks Pratt’s character in the face with a keyboard and says, “I’m the man.”
Pratt has since apologized for his comments, responding to Adesanya’s tweet: “You’re right. I’m sorry, brutha. It annoys me when people criticize my work – because I’ve never taken any risks myself.
“It makes me a hypocrite to do exactly that to you. My mistake. Keep it up, champion.”
The actor accompanied the message with a heart emoji and a prayer hands emoji.
Pratt recently faced criticism online for his alleged association with the Hillsong evangelical church, unsubstantiated claims that he voted for Donald Trump in the US election, and a controversial post he shared about his daughter Lyla.
After a men health An interview with Pratt was released earlier this week, in which he discussed the criticism and denied ever joining Hillsong. Guardians of the Galaxy Director James Gunn defended Pratt against repeated claims that he was the “worst” Hollywood Chris.
When one person branded Pratt a Trump supporter, the director replied, “Will you guys please stop making shit up?”
This isn’t the first time Gunn has defended his Guardians of the Galaxy main star.
Pratt is currently featured in Prime Video series The terminal list (Find The Independent‘s review here), and will be there Thor: Love & Thunderwhich will be released on July 8th.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/chris-pratt-israel-adesanya-apology-ufc-b2118752.html Chris Pratt apologizes to UFC fighter Israel Adesanya for fight remarks: ‘It makes me a hypocrite’