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Chris Pratt Cried Over The Backlash To His 'Healthy Daughter' Post

Chris Pratt Cried Over The Backlash To His 'Healthy Daughter' Post

"I hate that these blessings in my life are – to the people close to me – a real burden"

Chris Pratt has addressed the backlash to his 'healthy daughter' post, saying: "It really f*****g bothered me."

Last year, the Guardians of the Galaxy star shared a picture of him with his wife Katherine Schwarzenegger on Instagram alongside a message that said: "Find someone who looks at you like that."

Many people took issue with the post, with some suggesting there were sexist undertones to a number of comments including calling her 'my greatest treasure right next to my Ken Griffey Jr Upper Deck Rookie card'.

But a lot of the criticism was derived from the fact that he said Schwarzenegger gave him a 'gorgeous healthy daughter' and how that could be hurtful to his ex-wife Anna Faris and Jack, the son they share.

Their child suffered a number of health issues after being born premature, weighing just three pounds and 12 ounces and spending his first month in the NICU.

In response to his message, one user wrote at the time: "All of this is cringe but it’s especially gross considering his kid with Anna was born with health issues."

Another said, "This is literally so gross. It reads like ‘my new wife gave me a *healthy* child unlike you, Anna Faris’. Anna and Jack deserve so much better."

The 43-year-old actor has now addressed the backlash in a new interview with Men's Health writer Mickey Rapkin.

"I said something like, 'Find someone who looks at you the way my wife looks at me,'" he explained. "And then I gave her some s**t in the thing and said, 'But I love you. I’m so thankful for my wife – she gave me a beautiful, healthy daughter.'

"And then a bunch of articles came out and said, 'That’s so cringeworthy. I can’t believe Chris Pratt would thank her for a healthy daughter when his first child was born premature. That’s such a dig at his ex-wife.' And I’m like, that is f****d up. My son’s gonna read that one day. He’s nine. And it’s etched in digital stone."

Pratt continued: "It really f*****g bothered me, dude. I cried about it. I was like, I hate that these blessings in my life are – to the people close to me – a real burden."

He went on to acknowledge that he 'shouldn't comment on any of this', adding: "My publicist would be like, 'I’m sweating, Chris, I’m sweating. What happened to the it’s-an-honor-just-to-be-nominated-let’s-move-on fucking line that we talked about?'"

Well, it's too late for that – dozens of people have commented on his latest statements, and as is often the case their opinions are divided.

Chris Pratt portrays Peter Quill aka Star-Lord in the Guardians of the Galaxy film series.

Jumping to Pratt's defence, one person wrote: "Such a weird thing for people to be angry about, describing a newborn as being healthy is very common."

On the other side of the fence, many people argued that he 'shouldn't have said' what he did.

"Every parent knows you can’t brag about one child and not the other," commented one, while another added, "It was insensitive and he's just mad he got called out for it."

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Featured Image Credit: Alamy/@prattprattpratt/Instagram

Topics: Chris Pratt, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Celebrity, Instagram