Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Conservative Actor Chris Pratt Accused Of Being A Racist For Wearing Gadsden Flag T-Shirt

The purveyors of high morally-minded political correctness have called out Chris Pratt for wearing a t-shirt with a symbol that dates back to before the Revolutionary War.

Yes, you read that right. The Christian actor was slammed for wearing a historic symbol known as the Gadsden flag on his shirt.

Pratt and new wife Katherine Schwarzenegger were spotted on a Los Angeles street earlier this week when a photo was taken. In the image, the actor is wearing a blue t-shirt with the Gadsden symbol of a rattlesnake over a US flag with the words “Don’t Tread On Me” at the bottom.

Several social media users criticized Pratt for wearing the symbol. But they only found this out after Yahoo UK took a giant leap, calling Pratt’s choice of wardrobe a “white supremacist” shirt in their story.

So in this case, you do have to consider the source – a British news website calling Pratt’s t-shirt a “white supremacist” shirt because of the symbol on the front. That very symbol was used on a flag to rally unity when the American colonies were trying to win their independence from Britain during the Revolutionary War.

The flag of a coiled rattlesnake with thirteen rattles on a yellow background was designed by Christopher Gadsden, a Charleston-born brigadier general in the Continental Army. It’s first recorded use was in October of 1775.

Benjamin Franklin even used the rattlesnake as a symbol in his publications dating as far back as 1751. Franklin was commenting on the British crown’s policy of sending convicted criminals to America and suggested the colonies should send rattlesnakes to thank the British government.

The Gadsden flag is still flown in Charleston, SC, the city where Gen. Gadsden first presented the flag.

It has also been used as the symbol of the Libertarian Party and then later, the Tea Party and other conservative causes.



Anonymous said...

Liberals are fools !

Bird of Paradise said...

Liberals are total screwballs to them everything American is Racsists and must be banned so whining little snowflakes wont be offended Liberals are Screwing up everything

Bill R. said...

The writers at Yahoo are racists for 1., calling him a racist because of a flag that has nothing to do with race and 2., always having race on their minds.