Chris Pratt has surfaced on social media after a month-long hiatus, and his first Instagram posts have angered his many vegan fans.
Pratt hasn’t made a peep on Instagram since December 7th when he shared a trailer for the upcoming Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. This may have had something to do with the fact he was going through a messy divorce with ex-wife Anna Faris, taking his son Jack with him to live on a farm.
His last few posts have been all about #farmlife, as Pratt calls it, sharing the many aspects of life on an honest to goodness farm. One such post was a collection meat from a recently slaughtered sheep, and let’s just say it went over Pratt’s 14.4 million Instagram followers like a fart in church.
Look at all this glorious food! We will eat off him for a month. His wool is becoming yarn as we speak. He lived a very good life. He was groomed and shorn, his hooves medicated, de wormed, no antibiotics necessary. Surrounded by laughing loving humans, including children to whom they provided such joy. Nuzzled, pet and loved every day. No stressful travel to his final destination. Trauma Free. Just a touch of a usda certified wand to his head and he goes to sleep. The other sheep don’t even notice. It’s like unplugging a tv. Then Wocka my butcher works his magic. Right now the meat is for friends, family and gifts. Soon though it may be available to my followers as we test recipes and open up to market. Gotta get some things dialed in first. I have found a new passion to add to my many others. #farmlife and jack loves it! You’ll know where to sprinkle my ashes. I’ll tell you that.
“Look at all this glorious food! We will eat off him for a month,” Pratts post begins, and then tries to appease the many animal lovers that follow him.
“He lived a very good life. He was groomed and shorn, his hooves medicated, de wormed, no antibiotics necessary. Surrounded by laughing loving humans, including children to whom they provided such joy. Nuzzled, pet and loved every day. No stressful travel to his final destination. Trauma Free. Just a touch of a usda certified wand to his head and he goes to sleep. The other sheep don’t even notice.”
USDA certified or not, many of Pratt’s vegan followers were utterly horrified to see a slaughtered sheep on his Instagram feed, and they definitely let him know.
"Teaching your children to love animals and then killing them is normal!?” wrote user shannonschaefer. “Be ashamed..leave animals the f--- alone. You think that animal wanted to die? Disgusting."
"Horrific,” began another user. “What a disappointment. Really hope Jack isn't your son. Brainwashed from a young age... like us all. greeeeat! This race will never learn." One assumes he means human race, or is otherwise trying to make an uncouth joke.
Others were mostly just put off by the sight of so much raw meat sitting on a table. "Ew ?? that looks so gross," said user sofia_campbell.
The post touched off a larger debate in Pratt’s feed, with many coming to his defense, although most used somewhat antagonistic language. "You liberal wackos need to realize that just because you want to claim animals as our brothers and sisters and 'not food' most do not," wrote user rod_woo72.
Supremejimmierustler noted, “You could sing this sheep to sleep every night and the haters still wouldn’t be happy lol enjoy your meat bro."
#whatsmysnack ?? LAMB SON! I’m excited to get back into posting stuff to social media after a much needed hiatus. Here’s what to expect: #videos #pictures #workouts #farmlife #michelobultra (I’m doing a commercial for them for the Super Bowl) #JurassicWorld #FallenKingdom #Avengers #InfinityWar #jokes #inspirationalquotes #bible What not to expect: #politics #DPicks Be kind. See you very soon.
However, Pratt seems honestly happy with his new life on the farm, and one suspects that the haters won’t really affect him all that much. You do you, Pratt. But maybe next time don’t post most of a dead sheep on your Instagram.