From 'Worst to Best' -- Chris Pratt Declares Himself the 'Better Chris'

by Kevin Schattenkirk

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Tuesday December 22, 2020

Chris Pratt
Chris Pratt  (Source:Twitter)

In a series of Instagram jokes, Chris Pratt has declared himself the "better Chris," US Magazine reports.

In the posts, the "Guardians of the Galaxy" star boasted of his winning record in a fantasy football league that he, Chris Hemsworth, and Chris Evan compete in. The three have playfully jabbed each other over who is the best Chris, with "Star Trek" actor Chris Pine occasionally interjecting himself.

Pratt said in one Instagram story, ""What's going on, everybody? Chris Pratt here. Guess what? My team, my fantasy football team in AGBO fantasy football league — if you've been following — I made it into the finals! I'm in the finals! How did this happen? It's a 14-man league. I had 14th draft pick. You know how hard that is?"

As the season progressed, Pratt climbed the ranks and "snuck two very, very close victories off, the most recent off Chris Evans," who Pratt said "beat Chris Hemsworth last week."

Pratt joked, "I guess we can finally put an end to that debate of 'Who's the better Chris?'" adding that even if "one of them" took the "better Chris" title one day, he has them beat "in body-fat content," describing his fuller figure as "more buoyant."

Unfortunately for the actor, in recent months, social media users declared Pratt "the worst" Chris in Hollywood, with uses responding to tweets of the four Chrises — Hemsworth, Pratt, Evans, and Pine — singling out Pratt.

In some cases, "one has to go" tweets that had nothing to do with the Chrises found users joking they would select Pratt regardless of the choices:

Pratt's trending as the "worst Chris" is due in part to rumors that the actor might be a Republican. Pratt has declined to discuss politics publicly, though he is currently married to Katherine Schwarzenegger — whose parents are "Terminator" star and former CA GOP governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver, a registered Independent; but also because Pratt attends the controversial Hill Song Church, noted for its anti-LGBTQ rhetoric and stances. Katherine, along with Pratt's co-stars Robert Downey Jr. and Mark Ruffalo, recently defended her husband

Recently, Marvel Comics announced that Pratt's "Guardians of the Galaxy" character Star-Lord is bisexual. Though Marvel Studios has yet to comment on what this means for the film franchise, questions have emerged as to whether or not Star-Lord's bisexuality will factor into storylines for "Thor: Love and Thunder" (with a 2022 theatrical release) and the third installment of "Guardians of the Galaxy" (set for 2023) — and more importantly, whether Pratt would play the character in light of his church's anti-gay views.

Kevin Schattenkirk is an ethnomusicologist and pop music aficionado.

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