Chris Pratt’s comments last week about belonging to Hillsong Church prompted Ellen Page to call him out on Twitter for identifying with a church that is hostile towards the LGBTQ community.
On Friday, the out actress/activist took to Twitter to vent her frustrations after seeing Pratt talk about his homophobic church in an interview with Stephen Colbert.
Oh. K. Um. But his church is infamously anti lgbtq so maybe address that too? https://t.co/meg8m69FeF
— Ellen Page (@EllenPage) February 8, 2019
The tweet immediately went viral, receiving over 100K likes, 20K retweets, and 5K comments, in addition to making national headlines.
Well, it looks Ms. Page wasn’t finished yet.
On Saturday, she fired off another tweet clearly aimed at Pratt but not calling him out directly.
If you are a famous actor and you belong to an organization that hates a certain group of people, don’t be surprised if someone simply wonders why it’s not addressed. Being anti LGBTQ is wrong, there aren’t two sides. The damage it causes is severe. Full stop. Sending love to all
— Ellen Page (@EllenPage) February 9, 2019
This one went even more viral than the first, racking up nearly 200K likes, over 30K retweets, and 4K comments.
Pratt has yet to issue a response.
Besides fierce opposition to the LGBTQ community, Hillsong Church has faced other criticisms in the past. Founder Brian Houston is currently under investigation for his role in covering up sexual crimes committed by his father, Frank Houston.
In addition to the family woes, the church has come under fire for misappropriation of funds, abusive church leadership and connections to fraudulent faith healer Michael Guglielmucci.