As you’ve probably heard by now, KEVIN SMITH had a very serious heart attack on Sunday night. And plenty of celebrities are wishing him well, including CHRIS PRATT.
But Chris dared to bring God into it. He Tweeted, quote, “I’m praying my ass off for you cause I believe in the healing power of prayer.” And for that, the Internet scorned him.
People started arguing about how “thoughts and prayers” don’t do anything, and that’s not what Kevin needs right now. They were basically applying the gun control argument to this situation, which is completely nonsensical.
And Chris’ “Guardians of the Galaxy” director JAMES GUNN just wasn’t gonna let it slide. Here’s some of what he had to say . . . quote, “I think people misunderstand the backlash against ‘thoughts & prayers.’
“There is nothing wrong with sending someone positive thoughts & prayers. But when this is coupled with inaction when action will benefit the situation, it’s empty.
“If you’re offering Parkland shooting survivors prayers, but are unwilling to deal with the problems of gun violence in this country in a practical way, those prayers are empty.
“But no one expects Chris Pratt to shoulder doctors out of the way and perform heart surgery on Kevin Smith. Nor does Kevin need Chris to pay his medical bills. So I think his prayers are appreciated, and about all he can do.”
Kevin we don’t know each other too good but I have loved you since Clerks and I’m praying my ass off for you cause I believe in the healing power of prayer. Can you please pray with me people!? 🙏♥ https://t.co/syB7BiQaoY
— chris pratt (@prattprattpratt) February 26, 2018
The whole backlash is ridiculous, and it’s crazy that Chris Pratt is dealing with this outrage over words of kindness. We’re praying for Kevin Smith’s recovery with you Chris!