Chris Pratt Says His Recent ‘Blue-Collar America’ Remark Was ‘Pretty Stupid’

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” star told Men’s Fitness “the voice of the average … American isn’t necessarily represented in Hollywood”

Last Updated: April 24, 2017 @ 8:01 AM

Chris Pratt is walking back a comment he made in a recent interview about Hollywood’s lack of representation for the “average, blue-collar American.”

As a matter of fact, the “Parks & Recreation” alum admits it “was actually a pretty stupid thing to say.”

“I don’t see personal stories that necessarily resonate with me, because they’re not my stories,” Pratt had told Men’s Fitness magazine. “I think there’s room for me to tell mine, and probably an audience that would be hungry for them. The voice of the average, blue-collar American isn’t necessarily represented in Hollywood.”

Many of Pratt’s fellow Twitter users weren’t thrilled with the remark, listing a library of TV shows and films that focused on blue-collar Americans.

Denzel Washington’s portrayal of a sanitation worker in last year’s “Fences” was a particular favorite among Pratt’s social media critics.

Here’s his mea culpa tweet:

Here are some of the best memes in response to Pratt’s comments: