The summer 2015 movie season started off strong movie wise with Avengers: Age of Ultron. The press junkets? Not so much. You can read our own Alicia Lutes take on it here. Let’s just say some people’s feet and mouth got really close to one another.
Fortunately, we have an actor that has decided to rise above it all. Not only does he understand his own limitations, he’s willing to admit them in a public forum. Chris Pratt, star of Legendary’s upcoming Jurassic World has decided to play damage control BEFORE the damage has even taken place. Before the upcoming press tour, here’s what he wrote in what can only be described as the most heartfelt of Facebook posts:
I want to make a heartfelt apology for whatever it is I end up accidentally saying during the forthcoming #JurassicWorld press tour. I hope you understand it was never my intention to offend anyone and I am truly sorry. I swear. I’m the nicest guy in the world. And I fully regret what I (accidentally will have) said in (the upcoming foreign and domestic) interview(s).
I am not in the business of making excuses. I am just dumb. Plain and simple. I try. I REALLY try! When I do (potentially) commit the offensive act for which I am now (pre) apologizing you must understand I (will likely have been) tired and exhausted when I (potentially) said that thing I (will have had) said that (will have had) crossed the line. Those rooms can get stuffy and the hardworking crews putting these junkets together need some entertainment! (Likely) that is who I was trying to crack up when I (will have had) made that tasteless and unprofessional comment. Trust me. I know you can’t say that anymore. In fact in my opinion it was never right to say the thing I definitely don’t want to but probably will have said. To those I (will have) offended please understand how truly sorry I already am. I am fully aware that the subject matter of my imminent forthcoming mistake, a blunder (possibly to be) dubbed “JurassicGate” is (most likely) in no way a laughing matter. To those I (will likely have had) offended rest assured I will do everything in my power to make sure this doesn’t happen (again).
I for one am proud of Chris for stepping up and taking responsibility for actions that may or may not occur. We may or may not need more people like him in Hollywood that can go that hypothetical extra mile.
In all seriousness, Chris’ post is a great commentary on the “outrage culture” the internet has been known to have as of late. Not everything out there is aimed to whip us into a frenzy. If we as a culture find outrage in the little things, then when a subject comes along that DESERVES our ire, it won’t seem as important.
Jurassic World opens in theaters nationwide June 12th
So what do you think? Were Chris’ comments funny? Do you actually think he will do something “controversial” now? What subjects as of late do YOU feel actually warrant internet rage? Let’s start the discussion on Twitter or on the comments below.
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