Chris Pratt’s ‘Racist’ Shirt Angers Web – But Not for the Reason You Think

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A Yahoo article profiling criticism of Hollywood A-lister Chris Pratt for allegedly wearing a racist and “white supremacist” t-shirt has triggered a social media meltdown on Twitter, but not for the reason you think.It all started when Pratt, best known for his roles in Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” and NBC’s “Parks and Recreation,” wore a t-shirt featuring the Gadsden flag and the familiar warning: “Don’t Tread on Me.”The Gadsden flag was first used during the Revolutionary War and remains a symbol of individual rights and political independence.After scouring the most inane corners of Twitter, Yahoo managed to find a handful of tweets from users with virtually no followers accusing Pratt of such crimes as blowing a “white supremacist dogwhistle” to his racist fans. That gave them all the proof they needed to publish the following article on the “controversy”:It wasn’t long before the article triggered backlash on Twitter, but…

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