We were all saddened by the news that Kevin Smith had a heart attack earlier this week though have been thrilled with his recovery. That being said, many stars have reached out and offered up their thoughts and prayers towards Smith. Only, in the case of Chris Pratt, these prayers were slammed by the Internet at large. In fact, director James Gunn felt that he had to share his comments on the matter with how out of hand the conversation was getting online.
Smith wanted to reach out specifically on this subject during a Facebook live session:
“Poor Chris Pratt, one of my favorite actors on the planet, f-cking put up a nice tweet, saying, ‘Hey man, I don’t know you that much, but I love Clerks and I’m praying for you,’ and, apparently, some people were like, ‘F-ck your prayers,’ and attacked him and sh-t. And then [Guardians of the Galaxy director] James Gunn had to jump in and be like, ‘Ain’t nothing wrong with praying for a person, man.’ Number one, oh my God, thank you to Chris Pratt. How sweet was that? Star-Lord praying for me.
But number two, yeah, please don’t fight over stuff like that. It’s a waste of time. Prayer, whether you’re religious or not, somebody saying, ‘I’ll pray for you,’ it’s good-intentioned, it’s very nice. Especially because it’s not like Chris Pratt was like, ‘Move over, I’m going to reach my hands over into his chest and save him, save f-cking Silent Bob’s life myself.'”
There seemed to be a huge disconnect somewhere between the “thoughts and prayers” being sent by someone who can potentially fix a situation and someone who just wants another person to get better.
Pratt isn’t a doctor who could go and help Smith. Smith doesn’t need Pratt’s money to pay his medical bills. This is clearly a case where one creative wanted to wish a speedy recovery to another and that felt like the best way to do it.
Do you agree with Kevin Smith that this entire thing has been blown out of proportion or was there actually some kind of merit to this outcry? Share your thoughts below!