Yahoo calls the Gadsden flag a ‘white supremacist’ design in order to smear actor Chris Pratt.
He was recently photographed by a paparazzi wearing the T-Shirt featuring an American flag with a coiled snake superimposed over it, and a slogan reading “Don’t Tread On Me” underneath.
Sometimes a shirt is just a shirt. People always feel the need to read into things to find something to be offended about. Yahoo your writers are out of control and are clearly anti-American or are just plain old stupid.
— Areola Grande (@crisismattie) July 16, 2019
Chris Pratt is facing criticism over a T-shirt he was pictured wearing featuring a controversial symbol.
The Marvel star’s top shows the American flag with a coiled snake over the top and a message underneath which reads “Don’t Tread On Me.”
The writing and snake combo on its own is depicted on the Gadsden flag; a symbol created by Christopher Gadsden, a Charleston-born brigadier general in the Continental Army.
It came to prominence during the Revolutionary War of the US by colonists who wanted independence from Great Britain.
Although it is one of the symbols and flags used by the U.S. Men’s Soccer Team, Metallica, as well as some libertarian groups, over the years the flag has been adopted by Far Right political groups like the Tea Party, as well as gun-toting supporters of the Second Amendment.
It has therefore become a symbol of more conservative and far right individuals and, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission of the US, it also is “sometimes interpreted to convey racially-tinged messages in some contexts.” More
I’ve never even heard of a negative perception of the Gadsden flag before this, but I shouldn’t be surprised at the ignorance of the SJWs. How miserable do you have to be to spend every day trying to find a reason to hate somebody?
Sweet shirt. Navy has something similar. Even placed on their football teams uniforms. It’s a flag of the revolution. A symbol of defiance agaisnt tyranny. pic.twitter.com/3mUJ4aDYwA
— Reinheim (@TallAPRN) July 17, 2019
Nice. Glad to see someone in hollywood actually supports people’s right to defend themselves.
— bruh (@ecksdeeAylmao) July 17, 2019
Cry more, Lib
— Insidiously Geezy (@CJGemelli) July 17, 2019
In a world where Ilhan Omar can say 9/11 was just some people that did some thing, brave ones like Hunter Harris can now openly hate America right here on Twitter without thinking about it first.
— Meier Ben Avraham ❌ (@hebrewservative) July 17, 2019
Leftists become frenzied over the simplest things.
Look! A patriotic t-shirt! *AAAAAAAUUUGH!!!*
Look! A Che t-shirt! *Isn’t that nice.*
— MrArabin (@MrFrancisArabin) July 16, 2019
This makes normal people like him more. ????????
— ColoradoRefugee (@stacyisinbako) July 17, 2019
— Red1Echo (@Red1Echo) July 17, 2019
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Hahahaha…. Did this shirt become an issue… today?
It’s a shirt, with a flag and a snake.
The left are some of the most weak minded people I’ve ever seen.
Imagine being scared of a shirt.
— Conservative Welder ???????? (@jvonmuenster) July 17, 2019