Liberal media writers and activists who might as well be from the Colin Kaepernick school or victimhood obsession attacked popular actor Chris Pratt for wearing a patriotic Gadsden flag t-shirt.
A Yahoo news article claimed Pratt was in “hot water” over the fashion decision.
SheKnows writer Julia Sprankles claims:
The coiled rattlesnake with the “Don’t Tread on Me” message is the iconography associated with the Gadsden flag, created by Continental Army Brig. Gen. Christopher Gadsden. While the flag’s original purpose wasn’t rooted in white supremacy, it has been adopted by some white supremacists and far-right groups in recent years (in some of these instances, swastikas have even been added to the design). In 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ruled that the flag could be viewed as racial harassment in the workplace, explaining it can sometimes be “interpreted to convey racially-tinged messages in some contexts.”
She included some examples including this tweet from “Tim Byrnes”
I like him, but all these small things about his politics makes me wonder when he’ll say something transphobic, tank his career, and do the full heel-turn into a Fox commentator https://t.co/Emfzd02GmK
— Tim Byrnes (@timbyrnes89) July 16, 2019
Meanwhile the entire topic was ridiculed on Twitter as conservatives blasted Yahoo News for the ridiculous spin.
First the Left was triggered by the National Anthem, then the American flag, then a Betsy Ross flag on a shoe and now, the Gadsden flag on a t-shirt worn by Chris Pratt. How pathetic.
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) July 17, 2019
Hey @prattprattpratt didn’t you know, wearing a T-shirt with the American flag and “Don’t tread on me” snake makes you a “White Supremacist” now.
Take note everyone: white supremacy isn’t white supremacy… freedom & liberty are white supremacy. Good job progressives! 👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/4HZVWRQ5sQ
— PragerU (@prageru) July 17, 2019
This is next level stupid: People calling Chris Pratt a white supremacist for wearing a shirt with the Gadsden flag on it.@YahooNews should be ashamed for even running this. pic.twitter.com/rq8Rt1xPuq
— Steven Crowder (@scrowder) July 17, 2019