Chris Pratt is famous to many for his roles in NBC’s “Parks and Recreation” and the blockbuster film “Guardians of the Galaxy.” But Mr. Pratt came under fire recently for wearing a t-shirt depicting the Gadsden Flag, a historical flag with meaning that dates back to 1775 during the American Revolution.
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The Gadsden Flag, meant to symbolize liberty and freedom, has been used to highlight American pride by the U.S. Men’s Soccer Team, the band Metallica, and some conservative groups, reports the Federalist.
How could this totally dumb story get any worse? The shirt Pratt was sporting is actually from a wonderful charity. The Brain Treatment Foundation, which made the shirt to advertise their work helping combat veterans connect with treatment for brain injuries and mental health issues, is feeling the brunt of the stupid backlash. They posted this statement to their Facebook page:
We are honored to work with the silent warriors who sacrifice greatly so that others may live free, who defend our freedom, who live with honor and by the word of God. These warriors hunt evil to protect our peace, while those who disparage their sacrifices and our nation from behind a computer screen, pretend it doesn’t exist. We are proud of the American flag and all symbols that represent the freedom brave men and women have shed blood for since the inception of our great country.
Read more about the Brain Treatment Foundation’s amazing work and donate at their website here.