Chris Pratt is taking flack after getting political on Instagram… only he wasn't talking about the 2020 election or any other hot-button topics.
On Instagram, the actor posted a promotional photo of "Onward," the animated movie he starred in with Tom Holland. His caption initially had all the makings of a political post.
"With all that's going on in the world it is more important than ever that you vote. Just ask any celebrity. They will tell you. Every day. Several times a day. To vote. But me? I will tell you EXACTLY who to vote for," he wrote while speaking about "Onward."
"The heroes before us did not spill their blood only to have their sacrifices wasted by your apathy," he penned. "The upcoming 2020 People's Choice Awards is the most consequential vote in the history of mankind times a million infinity. Vote for #Onward for family movie of the year. Or else. You WILL die. No hyperbole."
He encouraged his fans to let their voices "be heard."
Many of Chris' fans laughed and acknowledged that they thought he was going to support one of the presidential nominees. Some even thanked him to not doing so.
"Appreciate you not getting political!" one fan said. "My job is to build houses and your job is to entertain I say we stick to what we do!"
However, a slew of others weren't laughing at his attempt at humor.
"I get this is supposed to be a cute little joke but it comes off as really insensitive," one person said. "The upcoming election is really important and everyone should vote and for you to try and take that and turn it into an ad for your movie is low."
One person encouraged Chris to delete the post.
"I wish I found this funny," another said.
Another unamused commenter said, "YIKES. Imagine the amount of privilege one person can have to write this tone deaf post."
Of course, Chris' backers essentially told those who were offended to lighten up. And, ironically, many of the people supporting Chris made their comments, well, highly political.