British newspaper and website The Independent pushed the idea that Chris Pratt is sexist after he joked about his wife Katherine Schwarzenegger’s cooking on Instagram.
The Independent’s Chelsea Ritschel wrote an article titled, “Chris Pratt called sexist after mocking wife’s cooking: ‘Proud of my darling for trying to cook tonight.’
People are calling Chris Pratt sexist after he mocked his wife’s cooking https://t.co/nwJIe5qJ4m
— The Independent (@Independent) October 22, 2019
The article comes after Pratt took to Instagram to share a photo of a burned bagel. He wrote on Instagram, “Proud of my darling for trying to cook tonight. Did it go well? No. No it did not. Not at all. ”
He added, “To quote Rocky Balboa, “It’s not how many times you get knocked down, it’s how many times you get up… and keep moving forward.””
Pratt continued, “As you can tell from the lump of coal in the center of the plate, this bagel bite never stood a chance. I honestly simply cannot imagine what went wrong here. Pretty simple. Microwave. 2 minutes. Maybe she thought it said 2 hours. But I want to commend her for her effort. This is a big step babe. Proud of you.”
Pratt’s newly wed wife Katherine Schwarzenegger responded, “Looks like my plan to just have you do the cooking is working out very well.”
Ritschel took this playful banter between the newlywed couple and attempted to spin it into a smear against Pratt. She does not include Katherine Schwarzenegger’s response in her article, but instead attempts to use six Twitter users to push the idea that Pratt is somehow sexist for making a joke about a burned bagel.
To make matters worse for Ritschel is the fact that none of the tweets she included in the article actually use the word “sexist.” Some suggest Pratt learn to cook, and one user does refer to Pratt as an ass, but none of them actually call him sexist.
But even if The Independent was being genuine and thought Pratt was getting backlash for his joke, they should look at their own tweet which stands at a total of 82 likes to 544 comments at the time of writing. That is one heck of a ratio.
And the comments are savaging The Independent. Here’s a sampling:
Chris Pratt is easily one of the nicest people I know. The fact that the spiteful Left continues to manufacture negative stories about him simply because they can’t stand the fact he’s Christian and nothing else…is very telling about how “loving and tolerant” they truly are.
— Mindy Robinson 🇺🇸 (@iheartmindy) October 23, 2019
Nice ratio, dickheads
— Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) October 23, 2019
Never been called sexist for mocking my wife’s food, just honest.
— Grant Petersen (@GP_O11) October 23, 2019
When people confuse love with sexism… 🤦♂️ #ForLoveAndBanter
— Stefán Þór (@stebbi79) October 22, 2019
Cat ladys on Twitter have never experienced love.
— Wenger (@RealBebub) October 23, 2019
Wait, a husband made a joke about a wife’s cooking? I don’t think this has ever happened before!!!
Anyone pissed about this lives alone with a dozen cats and dreams they had a husband who would give them crap about cooking. Real wives everywhere shrug it off.
— Jodi (@APLMom) October 23, 2019
It’s only sexist if you also believe that cooking is a woman’s responsibility. Which, paradoxically, makes you the sexist.
— Shrimp (@shrimpmum) October 23, 2019
Exactly. I make fun of the fact that I have three kids and my wife has no shoes because she never leaves the kitchen. Everyone recognizes it for a silly (probably not funny) effort to mock a stereotype from the past. Get a grip, “people.’
— Agent (@TheAgentSmithV3) October 23, 2019
Can we not take it that in their household he does the majority of the cooking and when she cooks it’s funny. Much like every joke made about men’s cooking ever. Or are we too excited about pointing fingers and taking offence on behalf of others
— JazzyF (@JazzeyF) October 22, 2019
What do you make of The Independent’s story on Chris Pratt? Do you think they were attempting to manufacture a controversy?