A while back, there was a kerfuffle on the Avengers: Age of Ultron press tour. Stars of the film, Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner were asked about Scarlett Johansson‘s relationship with Bruce Banner (a.k.a The Hulk). “She’s a slut” said Renner, when referring to the character. He and Evans proceeded to laugh at the sophomoric remark.
Couple of guys said something stupid while trying to be funny, and how quickly the fan-boys turned on them – judging them as bad people forever. The stars had to go on the record several times to apologize for the remark – citing they did not intend to offend anyone, and blamed the exhausting nature of the press tour for the unnecessary comment.
Actor Chris Pratt became aware of the Avengers media fiasco, and knowing that the Internet will cannibalize on just about everything, has made a preemptive apology. For what? Well, nothing yet. Likely he will, at some point, suffer from foot-in-mouth syndrome.
Figuring it’s better to be safe than sorry, Pratt posted an apology Facebook page, for just about anything and everything.
I want to make a heartfelt apology for whatever it is I end up accidentally saying during the forthcoming Jurassic World press tour. I hope you understand it was never my intention to offend anyone and I am truly sorry. I swear. I’m the nicest guy in the world. And I fully regret what I (accidentally will have) said in (the upcoming foreign and domestic) interview(s).
I am not in the business of making excuses. I am just dumb. Plain and simple. I try. I REALLY try! When I do (potentially) commit the offensive act for which I am now (pre) apologizing you must understand I (will likely have been) tired and exhausted when I (potentially) said that thing I (will have had) said that (will have had) crossed the line. Those rooms can get stuffy and the hardworking crews putting these junkets together need some entertainment! (Likely) that is who I was trying to crack up when I (will have had) made that tasteless and unprofessional comment. Trust me. I know you can’t say that anymore. In fact in my opinion it was never right to say the thing I definitely don’t want to but probably will have said. To those I (will have) offended please understand how truly sorry I already am. I am fully aware that the subject matter of my imminent forthcoming mistake, a blunder (possibly to be) dubbed “JurassicGate” is (most likely) in no way a laughing matter. To those I (will likely have had) offended rest assured I will do everything in my power to make sure this doesn’t happen (again).
I think Pratt is probably half honest about not wanting to offend anyone, and half making a joke about how easily offended we are as a society nowadays. Junket interviews are the freaking worst. It’s just hours and hours of reporters from different places asking the same questions and how exhausted the actors are, it’s easy to get punchy and say something stupid you don’t mean or seems really funny in your head but is actually awful.
What Pratt is saying is that, yes what Renner and Evans said was dumb and stupid and in bad taste, but at the same time he is also asking the internet to not be so harsh about it and not attempt to crucify the celebrity idols.
If you don’t already think Pratt is a national treasure, then you should see what he has to say about Jurassic World, along with his advise about playing with Dinosaurs:
Saw it last night and I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!!
This is a motion picture so beautifully executed by Colin Trevorrow and the people at Universal it left me utterly speechless. It’s a huge project in every aspect, a massive commercial undertaking that should be witnessed in IMAX theatre if possible based simply on the magnitude of its technological accomplishment. The story is fantastic, the characters compelling, the action is earned and truly unprecedented. Grab your kids, family, friends, girlfriends, boyfriends, grandparents, mailmen, etc., get some popcorn and create a memory y’all will cherish forever.
Needless to say you will be seeing A LOT of me in the press in the next few weeks as I circle the globe promoting the movie in different markets around the world. With social media the way it is and click bait marketing online you will have a front row seat to all of the promotional action if you so chose. There will be a lot. Dare I say too much if you actually take the time to watch it all!? I suggest you don’t. But that’s up to you.
If it gets old or you grow weary of my face just remember, you could always do what I did while waiting for the original Jurassic Park to open, go outside and play with imaginary dinosaurs! They are the best and they are free!!! And after your children, little brothers, little sisters, nephews, grandchildren, weird neighbor kids, and others, etc. finish seeing our movie that’s what they will be doing anyways so practice now! Take science, add a dash of imagination, 40 thousand tons of suspense and you get an experience that defines a generation!