Actor Robert De Niro “could learn a thing or five from Chris,” commented a blogger on Twitchy, the site that monitors and comments on Twitter posts.
That would be Chris Pratt, star of “Guardians of the Galaxy,” who appeared on the MTV Awards program Monday night.
One week ago, at the Tony Awards, De Niro delivered a two-word F-bomb aimed at President Trump.
Pratt, in contrast, offered fans and fellow entertainers nine rules.
They included “breathe,” “earn it” and “nobody’s perfect.”
Then, he deviated radically from the standard Hollywood fare.
“You have a soul, be careful with it,” he said.
“God is real. God loves you. God wants the best for you. Believe that. I do.”
And about that “nobody’s perfect”: “There’s a powerful force that designed you that way. If you’re willing to accept that you will have grace. Grace if a gift. Like freedom we enjoy in this country, that grace was paid for with someone else’s blood.”
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Twitchy commented: “As conservatives, we have grown used to award shows being non-stop hatred of the president, the country, and to some extent, ourselves as well. Entertainment types seem to think standing in front of a room of their peers WHO AGREE WITH THEM and badgering a bunch of people politically is somehow some great and brave thing. Which we all know is just not so.
“But what Chris Pratt did and said when he won the ‘Generation Award’ at the MTV Awards was actually very brave, and pretty damn awesome.”
On Twitter, Pratt was the target of snide remarks such as, “The god stuff was pretty lame.”
But others defended him.
“The God stuff took more courage to do in Hollywood than someone coming out of the closet or pretending to be oppressed.”
Pratt’s rules also included “Don’t be a turd,” give your dog medicine in hamburger so the dog doesn’t know it’s medicine and, “Learn to pray.”
“It’s easy and it’s so good for your soul.”