The Internet Rallied Around Anna Faris After Chris Pratt Posted A Cringey Message To His Wife, Thanking Her For Making A “Healthy” Baby
The least-likable of the superhero Chrises has once again said something dumb. But this time, the questionable quote courtesy of Chris Pratt did more than just remind everyone that he’s easily the worst Chris. He also accidentally dragged his ex-wife Anna Faris into things, in a way that had a whole lot of people thinking, “Damn, Anna Faris really is blessed to no longer be married to this fool.” And in an insane twist of Social Media Gone Wrong, this all starts innocently enough with a pre-birthday post on Instagram, dedicated to Chris’ current wife, Katherine Schwarzenegger.
Katherine Schwarzenegger turns 32 on December 13th, which is far away from today’s date of November 5th. But I guess 42-year-old Chris Pratt either can’t trust himself to remember his wife’s birthday, or he just needed some positive validation after he was dragged for ruining childhood characters. In a style that feels like Chris was trying his best to sound like a Cool Pastor trying desperately to convince you their church is not a money-laundering scheme, he writes about how lucky he is to have found a wife who looks at him like she’s doing a 20/20 interview to defend her husband against the rumors that the church is a money-laundering scheme. He also praises Katherine for a number of things she’s given him, including an “amazing life” and a “gorgeous healthy daughter.” Pay close attention to that last one, because it’s the impetus for Chris’ latest PR nightmare. That gorgeous healthy daughter he speaks of is 1-year-old Lyla Maria.
Chris Pratt has two children. His daughter with Katherine, and a 9-year-old son named Jack, who he shares with Anna Faris. Jack was born seven weeks premature (Anna serves as a board member for a prematurity advocacy group). During a conference for said group, Anna explained that she had a generally healthy pregnancy, and was surprised when she had to deliver her son so early. Jack was born at a teeny-tiny 3 pounds, 10 ounces, and she was only able to hold him briefly before he went to the NICU for a whole month. After he was allowed to come home, Jack needed a lot of help. via People:
“The day came when I got to take Jack home, and the first years were filled with doctor’s appointments, five surgeries, physical therapy, a lot of laughter – because Jack was and is the most adorable cutest thing I could ever have imagined.”
Does that “gorgeous healthy daughter” note feel a little insensitive to you? Well, it certainly did to a whole lot of people on the internet. BuzzFeed points out that after Chris’ post initially gained some attention, mostly due to its outdated-feeling CBS sitcom-style “Duh, I’m just the husband!” vibes, people jumped to support Anna. For the most part, people agreed that it was an indirectly cruel, rude thing to say, considering his other child continues to deal with health issues. Others looked at the situation with some glass-half-full energy and celebrated the fact that Anna isn’t married to that kind of guy anymore.
As a mom with a special needs son, and a stepdaughter who is 'normal' this is repulsive. Special needs kids have so many struggles against social stigmas, they don't need a parent throwing shade at them too. Poor Anna Faris having to coparent with this crap. https://t.co/8bHWwzAfzV
— Rebecca Walker (@Rebecca43183784) November 4, 2021
chris pratt shading his own fucking son with thanking his new wife giving him “a gorgeous healthy daughter” when his son has health issues is such a fucking low blow. i wish i had a father of the year award to hit him with. anna faris and jack doesn’t deserve this shit.
— auri џ (@tennantsmuse) November 4, 2021
First of all, Anna Faris should be celebrated every day (by humans, at least) for her work in Scary Movie 1 and 2, and The House Bunny. But at the very least, she definitely comes out the winner here. Anna minds her business and isn’t posting creepy Family Leadership-looking posts on Instagram. Even if she would probably love to hop on Twitter and write something like, “Yeah, you weren’t ever good enough for me. You can’t even take two seconds to check that a stupid Instagram caption might be hurtful before you post it!”