Busy Philipps Says Criticism of Chris Pratt’s Controversial Post Was ‘Reduced to a Headline’

  • Busy Philipps told Insider that his criticism of Chris Pratt was “boiled down to a headline.”
  • Philipps said the media sometimes wants lewd reactions, but life is “complicated.”
  • While promoting “The National Dog Show,” the actress said that we should learn from mistakes and “do better.”

Busy Phillips is a bit frustrated that the comments she made about Chis Pratt on her podcast have made headlines recently, telling Insider that it “bothers me” when their conversations are “boiled down to a headline.”

On the November 9 episode of her podcast, “Busy Phillips Is Doing Her Best,” the actress spoke about an Instagram post Pratt made the week before in which he paid tribute to his wife, Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt.

In the post, Pratt says his wife of two years is his “greatest treasure alongside my Ken Griffey Jr Upper Deck Rookie card.”

The “Guardians of the Galaxy” actor also said that her heart “belongs to” him and thanked him for giving him a “beautiful healthy daughter”, which many fans took as Pratt comparing Lyla to her son Jack, who suffered a hemorrhage. brain after being born prematurely.

As a result, according to Buzzfeed News, Jack has a non-life threatening heart problem along with mild vision problems. The 9-year-old is Pratt’s son from his previous marriage to Anna Faris, whom he was married to for eight years before divorcing in 2018.

Busy Philipps moderates Universal Television’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” FYC panel.

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The internet disagreed with the post’s misogynistic tone and the fact that it was comparing its children. Faris’s name was even trending on Twitter following the post with Insider’s Lauren Frias and Claudia Willen reporting that “many fans” were “offering words of support to the ‘Scary Movie’ actress.”

Philipps told her co-host, Emmy-nominated comedy writer Caissie St. Onge on her podcast, that she found Pratt’s entire post “abominable.”

“I knew him before. I don’t know him now,” Phillips said, revealing that he had gone on vacation with Pratt and Faris. The actress also said that Pratt was a “preparer of the end of the world.”

Phillips said that because social media is a “new form of communication,” people, like Pratt, “are going to make mistakes.”

While promoting “The National Dog Show” hosted by Purina, Philipps told Insider that the way the media chose to frame her comments about Pratt was upsetting because Pratt’s comments were “complicated” and she and St. Onge recognized it.

“And so sometimes it bothers me if Cassie and I have a 35-minute conversation about something that comes down to a headline,” he said. “The fact is, as the name of my podcast suggests, we are all doing our best to try to navigate what is essentially a new form of communication, and people are going to make mistakes and be embarrassed.”

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Chris Pratt attends the premiere of Disney and Pixar’s “Onward” on February 18, 2020 in Hollywood, California.

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“You have to be willing to watch it, learn from it, and do better,” Philipps said of any mistakes in life, whether it’s on social media, raising children, or even raising our pets.

Philipps has learned many lessons while raising her children, Birdie and Cricket, whom she shares with her husband, writer Marc Silverstein. But she’s still adjusting to being a dog mom.

His dog Gina was apparently a “surprise dog” whom he welcomed into his home the day before the country closed last year.

Philipps said that Gina has become “everything” to her family and that the puppy will be watching “The National Dog Show,” hosted by Purina, with them on Thanksgiving.

“It brought us so much comfort and so much joy, and it’s so much fun,” the “Dawson’s Creek” actress said of her dog, who joined her for the interview.

“The National Dog Show,” presented by Purina, airs Thursday, directly after the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC.

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