KEY POINTS

  • Patrick Schwarzenegger called Twitter a "junkyard" after the intense backlash Chris Pratt faced
  • He thinks his brother-in-law was unfazed by the criticisms he received
  • Pratt was dubbed "Hollywood's worst Chris" in a Twitter poll last month

Chris Pratt is not just getting support from his wife, Katherine, but also from her younger brother, Patrick Schwarzenegger, after he faced intense backlash and was dubbed Hollywood’s worst Chris on Twitter last month.

A few weeks after Pratt became the target of internet rage, Schwarzenegger spoke to Variety about the matter, explaining that people have become fixated on “putting other people down” just to feel better.

“It’s crazy,” the 27-year-old actor and model said. “Twitter is a junkyard, right? I mean, every day there’s something.”

Discussing his brother-in-law's reaction to the criticisms, Schwarzenegger described Pratt as “strong-boned.”

“I don’t think anything really hits him deep down. I messaged him, and just mostly was like, ‘I hope you’re not taking this seriously.’ I don’t really know what else to say,” the actor dished, adding that the “Guardians of the Galaxy” star could learn from his parents, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver.

“My dad was always adamant about not letting anybody else’s opinions mess with his drive or where he wanted to go. No matter what you’re doing in life, there are always going be people hating on you and wanting you to fail,” he continued.

Schwarzenegger joins the string of celebrities who defended Pratt after he faced criticism on social media when he didn't participate in an "Avengers" reunion in support of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris before the presidential election.

The frenzy also included a controversial Twitter poll conducted by director Amy Berg last month wherein the filmmaker asked her followers to choose one Chris that had to go. She attached photos of four actors with the first name Chris: Pratt, Chris Pine, Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth.

The majority of the commenters picked Pratt as their least favorite Chris. Some voters chose the “Avengers” star due to his alleged political views, while others bashed him due to his alleged connection to the Hillsong Church, which has been accused of being anti-LGBTQ.

Amid the criticisms, his Hollywood peers and wife came to his defense and denounced naysayers. Katherine had lashed out at E!, which also conducted a similar poll as Berg.

“There’s so much going on in the world and people struggling in so many ways. Being mean is so yesterday. There’s enough room to love all these guys. Love is what we all need not meanness and bullying. Let’s try that,” Katherine said.

“Iron Man” star Robert Downey Jr. also defended Pratt on social media, describing his co-star and friend as “a real Christian who lives by principle.” 

Chris Pratt Chris Pratt, pictured July 21, 2014, shared behind the scenes pictures from the set of "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2." Photo: Getty Images