Chris Pratt, an actor who isn’t afraid to state his opinions, recently shared a poem with his 26 million followers, calling for unity regardless of political beliefs.
Pratt, who shared the “hot new poem,” has been vocal about both his political and religious beliefs, even being deemed “the lone conservative” in Hollywood by editor’s choice.
The star shared the poem on Instagram, “DING-DONGS/Ding to the left. Dong to the right. The reverberations swell/ Ding dong! Ding dong! They clang the outrage bell.”
“The media plays them like a fiddle
Drowning out the healthy middle.
Pick your tribe. State your name
DISREGARD: WE’RE ALL THE SAME!”
The poem, encourages readers to examine their actions and become more self-aware in regards to their words.
The poem also states: “Skewering truths, spewing sewage, leading mobs of frenzied voices, With two choices, red or blue, And key points to regurgitate.”
” … Ask yourself the question: who profits from my rage?
” … We’re His children despite race, creed, preference or age. Under God we’re indivisible. To stay United is our duty.”
The poem talks about the “madness” that is the media cycle, encouraging readers to look to the madness and to distance themselves from it.
“There’s a rhythm to this madness if you take a sec to look. One option is unplug, put down your phone, pick up a book. But the other option probably is more helpful and realistic, find the humor, check the facts, and try to remain optimistic.”
Pratt’s post has received nearly 400,000 likes and countless comments, some commending the poem, while others bashing Pratt for sharing it.
Josh Brolin, Pratt’s co-star from “Avengers: Infinity War,” commented, “this is amazing.”
“Loved reading this,” another wrote. “Both Parties are broken. Only God and love for one another can heal this nation.”
“Love this,” commented a fan. “Thank you for speaking your opinion and not being afraid of whatever backlash you may get! Need more people like this!”
While Pratt received lots of positive feedback, many still pushed back against his call for unity.
Pajiba, a political blog, wrote a piece titled “Chris Pratt Shares Extremely Cringe-Inducing Poem on Instagram,” in which they tore the actor apart for his poem.
The Mary Sue also penned a hit piece titled “Chris Pratt, Please Stop Talking” in which the author referred to his poem as “not shocking, just disappointing.”
Many called for the actor to simply stay out of politics, which many have advised him to do for years.
Back in July, the actor shared a photo of the Declaration of Independence, with the same call to action, asking his followers to walk away from disfunction, and towards unification.
“I personally believe it’s important to reflect upon the idea of America. Any institution made by humans is bound to be imperfect. But it is our responsibility to strive to improve, to form a ‘more perfect union.’”
“What can we do? How can we heal this growing divide? I feel like recognizing the fact that nobody is perfect is a start. It allows us to judge less, to realize despite our differences we have common ground And what is our common ground? In the words of Abraham Lincoln, ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.’ Sounds good to me!” Pratt said.