The number of flags that the far left believes are racist and offensive continues to grow every day as the perma-offended finds a new target, this time it’s actor Chris Pratt. Pratt rustled some jimmies yesterday as a photo of him walking around with his wife triggered a few folks because of the shirt that he was wearing. Pratt wore the Gadsden Flag “Don’t tread on Me” shirt in American flag colors and some people didn’t know how to handle it.
The Gadsden flag was 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. The flag is very popular among Libertarians and some Conservative groups who view the symbol as a statement against big government. However, according to the left, it has also become a symbol of the dreaded “Far-right” (which is anyone who doesn’t believe Karl Marx was right in 2019).
Yahoo News in a post entitled Chris Pratt criticized for ‘white supremacist’ T-shirt features a small handful of tweets that nobody liked in order to show that some leftists aren’t happy about Pratt’s statement of…liberty?
Andy Dwyer would never wear a shirt emblazoned with a white supremacist dogwhistle. Chris Pratt is unequivocally the worst Chris. https://t.co/NHjUfKdhPA
— Amanda Clarke-Fromberg (@aclarkefromberg) July 16, 2019
But then, of course, more reasonable people had a much better take on the issue.
Oh, fuck off @Yahoo.
"Chris Pratt criticised for 'white supremacist T-shirt, the Gadsden flag, which states, “Don’t Tread On Me”'.https://t.co/cxnDgjNtgX
— Brian Nichols (@BNicholsLiberty) July 16, 2019
The Don’t Tread On Me Gadsden flag is not a hate symbol.
Don’t tread on me. 🐍 🇺🇸 https://t.co/BzU3hzHWQL
— Andrew Clark (@AndrewHClark) July 17, 2019
No, rage mob, you cannot have @prattprattpratt and his Gadsden flag shirt.
It's not racist.
The snake was cut into 13 pieces to mirror 13 colonies. Apart, those pieces were powerless — together, they were a force to be reckoned with.https://t.co/v9wjBHivif
— Virginia Kruta (@VAKruta) July 17, 2019
It’s stuff like this where people get the idea that the left hates America.