Chris Pratt wore a shirt that repped the “Don’t Tread On Me” flag, which has now been labeled by some as “racist” and something white supremacists use … but that’s not entirely accurate.
Here’s the deal … Chris was out in L.A. with his wife, Katherine Schwarzenegger, earlier this week … and he was wearing a navy t-shirt with the American flag on it and a rattlesnake superimposed, sitting atop the phrase “Don’t Tread On Me.” It’s a mash-up of Old Glory and the Gadsden flag.Chris has been criticized over the past few days for repping the flag and the slogan — originally created during the Revolutionary War as a message from the American colonies to England. It has since been adopted by the Tea Party and other far-right political groups.
The Gadsden flag has also been used by some white supremacists in recent years — most notably in 2014 when the bodies of 2 dead police officers were draped with the Gadsden flag that also bore swastikas. It’s also been seen in the same company as confederate and Nazi flags.
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