An image of Chris Pratt wearing a hat supporting extreme right, militia, and anti-government group ‘Three Percenters’ is circulating online.
In the image, Pratt can be clearly seen sporting a blue hat with a right of white stars, the logo for ‘Three Percenters’.
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Much of the information online about ‘Thee Percenters’ is strongly favoured either way, however, Wikipedia describes the group as one that “advocates gun ownership rights and resistance to the U.S. federal government.” According to ADL (Anti-Defamation League), ‘Three Percenters’ appeared at multiple white supremacist events in 2017.
Canada officially named the U.S. right-wing militia group a terrorist entity in 2021, citing that it posed a “significant threat” to Canadian domestic security. Furthermore, a member of ‘Three Percenters’ Ian Rogers was arrested with nearly 50 guns and several pipe bombs in early 2021.
Six California men associated with ‘Three Percenters’ were charged in relation to the 2021 attack on the US Capitol. The protest was organised by Donald Trump in which the former US president falsely claimed the 2020 election was stolen from him through fraudulent votes.
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And, the photo isn’t Pratt’s first link to the controversial group. The actor’s older brother Daniel “Cully” Pratt is a vocal supporter of ‘Three Percenters, interestingly, he is a sheriff’s deputy in Solano County, too.
Cully used the hashtag #3percenter when he posted a 2016 Instagram photo showing a custom gun rack he made. The image shows him grinning while holding a wooden board with a gun mounted on it, and the words, “we will not comply”. The hashtags “libertyordeath”, and “blackgunsmatter” were allegedly added.
The apple does not fall far from the tree.
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Cully was asked for comment in regards to the post but didn’t reply. However, Sergeant Stockton, a law enforcement officer for Vacaville, California, city council, denied any ties to these ideologies.
“I strongly condemn the violent and racist views of these extreme right, militia, and anti-government groups,” Mr Stockton said in an email. “I believe that law enforcement officers and other public officials cannot keep their oaths to uphold the Constitution if they are associated with any extremist or anti-government groups,” he told Open Vallejo.
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