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Chris Pratt Just Confirmed That Anna Faris And Anna Faris Only Kept His Crap In Check

What a prat.

It’s no secret that Chris Pratt has dramatically bottomed out on the “Best Chris” list over the last couple of years because of his douchy behaviour, which have gotten even worse since he married Katherine Schwarzenegger.

Based on his latest Instagram post, it seems like not only is he still breaking the douche-o-meter, we’ve underestimated how much his ex-wife, Anna Faris, kept him and his crap in check.

Pratt posted a photo of a burnt bagel bite cooked by Katherine and accompanied the pic with a pretty crappy caption.

The bar for fun spousal ribbing has risen dramatically thanks to Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds but this is just plain condescending.

Firstly, cook your own damn dinner, Pratt. This isn’t the 1950s and it’s not like you can’t afford a cook or something with all that Marvel and Jurassic World money you’ve raked in.

Secondly, it’s hard not to view Pratt’s attempts at ribbing Katherine as a mean-spirited “aww honey, you’ve lived a sheltered and privileged life so I get why you can’t operate a microwave but I’m going to laugh at you anyway.”

Ugh.

Having said all that though, our respect for Anna Faris has also increased exponentially because not only is she awesome, she had to put up with Chris and all his Chris Pratt-ness for all those years they were married. Having to keep his behaviour in line must’ve been exhausting.

Ever since they divorced, Anna’s leash has been taken off and Chris has been free to run around parroting all his religious thoughts and other problematic views to the detriment of us all.

So really, we owe Anna a great deal of gratitude for keeping a lid on Chris for as long as she did.

Without Anna Faris, Chris Pratt’s true self is running free and it doesn’t look like Katherine Schwarzenegger will be the one to keep his crap in check this time.

Time To Admit Martin Scorsese Is One Of The Puffy Chested Bros

Just stop talking, Marty.

Oh Martin Scorsese, I just wanted to watch your new critically-acclaimed flick, The Irishman, and admire it like all your other movies. What I didn’t want is your hot takes about things like Marvel films and female characters.

After initially causing a hell of a fustercluck by loudly proclaiming how Marvel films are killing cinema (they’re not), which resulted in an outpouring of rebukes and weak defences from fellow old Hollywood directors, he’s now turned his attention to how female characters can detract from a story.

When presenting The Irishman at the Rome Film Fest, Scorsese was asked (via The Hollywood Reporter) about why his films’ protagonists are almost only dudes, he tersely shot down the question:

“No. That’s not even a valid point. That’s not valid. I can’t…. That goes back to 1970. That’s a question that I’ve had for so many years. Am I supposed to?

If the story doesn’t call for it…. It’s a waste of everybody’s time. If the story calls for a female character lead, why not?

Scorsese then rattled off films like Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, The Age of Innocence, and Casino as examples where there are great female characters, almost as to say “see, I totally did the female character thing!”

Interesting take there, Marty. Say, of all the films you’ve made over your long career, is there one featuring a female protagonist whose story doesn’t involve her being a function in the men’s stories?

Scorsese’s comment about female characters and stories isn’t wrong per se, but it’s a pretty hard to take from a man whose filmography is almost entirely filled with stories about men.

When you take into account all the memorable female characters you can remember from his films compared to male characters, the wide discrepancy shows how Scorsese actively chooses to tell stories about men rather than women.

That’s his decision and its fine, but that doesn’t mean we can’t also call him out on said decisions, especially when he makes comments about female characters detracting from stories. Sure Martin Scorsese is a legendary director but you can be that and also a puffy chested bro at the same time.

As an extra hot take cherry on top of this fustercluck, Marty then decided to have a go at all the youths these days and how their knowledge of history is all messed up because they’re too busy on their phones rather than, uh, watching his historically-accurate movies.

“How are they going to know about WWII? How are they going to know about Vietnam? What do they think of Afghanistan? What do they think of all of this? They’re perceiving it in bits and pieces. There seems to be no continuity of history.”

Umm, okay then.

Just an FYI, Marty, we get our history lessons about WWII, Vietnam and Afghanistan from classes and stuff on those phones. We certainly don’t get them through fictionalised – and often inaccurate – recreations of historical events such as those in The Irishman and many of your other movies.

But then again, should we be surprised that Martin Scorsese is having a go at technology, Marvel and young people?

He’s a 76-year-old man who’s had it pretty easy for most of his career so we shouldn’t be too shocked that he’s going through a pretty big case of “old man yells at cloud” right now.

Today I Learned: Jennifer Lopez Caused An Uproar For Saying The N-Word

When keeping it real goes wrong.

Gina Rodriguez caused a bit of a stir when she dropped the N-word on Instagram when rapping along to the Fugees song ‘Ready or Not’ before following it up bit a pretty tone-deaf apology. Now it wasn’t the best moment for Gina but something similar has happened before in the past involving an even more famous Latina star: Jennifer Lopez.

In 2001, J-Lo released a remix of ‘I’m Real’ featuring Ja Rule which included the lyric: “I tell them n****s, mind they biz, but they don’t hear me, though.”

Unsurprisingly, this caused a pretty big uproar at the time, not unlike the whole Gina Rodriguez saga. Having said that, it didn’t have anywhere near the traction as social media was not yet a thing so J-Lo was spared the awful glare that is pissed off internet folk.

Still, this was a pretty damn big deal back in 2001 as the singer was huge at the time and anything she said or did carried a lot of weight. In response to the controversy, J-Lo said:

“For anyone to think or suggest that I’m racist is really absurd and hateful to me. The use of the word in the song — it was actually written by Ja Rule — it was not meant to be hurtful to anybody.”

Ja Rule later went out of his way to defend J-Lo (via MTV) and the use of the N-word in ‘I’m Real’, saying:

“I think it’s silly. I think the whole thing, like everything else, is being blown out of proportion. She’s not the first Latino to use that word on a record, and it’s never been an issue before. I think it’s just that she’s a very high-profile star and it’s something to let people get a chance to poke at her.”

This whole controversy eventually died down (as most things in Hollywood do) but it’s started getting dug back up following the Gina Rodriguez thing. There’s been a vocal contingent on the internet trying to point out how Jennifer Lopez got away with singing the N-word while Gina Rodriguez got slammed.

Well sorry to burst your bubble but J-Lo didn’t get away with it and had Twitter and Instagram existed at the time, she would’ve got the same social media storm Gina got.

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