Anna Faris fans came out to show their support for the Mom star after her ex-husband, Chris Pratt, shared a post celebrating his wife, Katherine Schwarzenegger. Many found the post offensive, especially how Pratt specifically pointed out that his daughter with Schwarzenegger was born a "healthy daughter." This was seen as a cruel statement, since his son with Faris, 8-year-old Jack, was born prematurely with developmental issues.
Pratt's latest Instagram post is a photo of himself and Schwarzenegger, with her looking up at him while he looks right into the camera. In the caption, Pratt included a list of things she has "given" him, including an "amazing life" and "a gorgeous healthy daughter." Schwarzenegger, 31, commented on the post, writing, "Oh wow. It's only when I'm eating CEREAL but I love you." Many of Pratt's celebrity followers also loved the post, but his Instagram followers thought otherwise. Many found the post sexist since he seemed to write about Schwarzenegger as if she was his possession.
The "healthy daughter" phrase struck a chord with many on Twitter and Instagram, who found it to be disrespectful to Faris and Jack. The former couple has spoken out about Jack's struggles, but they rarely share pictures of their son. Jack was born two months premature, and the two were worried he would never leave the hospital. "The pediatric neurosurgeon sat Chris and me down to tell us that Jack had some severe brain bleeding and there was a chance that he could be developmentally disabled," Faris wrote in her memoir Unqualified.
Chris Pratt's Instagram post
After waiting 18 months to learn if Jack would face developmental issues, they received some good news. Jack didn't face major issues, but Jack would still have trouble with his vision and faced an issue with the muscles in his legs. He needed corrective surgery, but he was expected to make a full recovery. "When Jack was born two months early, it came as a huge shock. And suddenly, your world completely shifts," Faris said in a 2018 episode of her podcast, reports The Blast. "Jack had a few surgeries. He had a few hernia surgeries, he's had a few eye surgeries, and he had a little heart issue as well."prevnext
'Makes me want to fight [Pratt] even more'
"Healthy Daughter" when the son he had with Anna Faris was a preemie and has serious health problems makes me want to fight Crisp Rat even more. https://t.co/ANJhwmI1dL— Des! (@deebizzo) November 4, 2021
In May, Faris appeared at a virtual event for the nonprofit Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth (GAPPS) and revealed that she blamed herself at first for Jack's premature birth. Her OB-GYN told her she had had a "geriatric pregnancy," since she was 35 when she was pregnant with Jack. At first, she thought this was why Jack was born early. She searched for answers but found none. "The truth is, in many of these cases, we have no idea why this happens... GAPPS' No. 1 goal is prevention. And in order to prevent premature births, we need answers," she said, reports PEOPLE. Scroll on to see how Faris' fans spoke out after Pratt's Instagram post.prevnext
'I pray Anna Faris writes a blistering tell-all'
I PRAY Anna Faris writes a blistering tell all memoir that will drag this man into HELL https://t.co/VA3V4LOAcI— werewolf sjw (@Akitron) November 4, 2021
Faris and Pratt were married from 2009 to 2018. She was previously married to Ben Indra from 2004 to 2008, and secretly married cinematographer Michael Barrett earlier this year. Pratt and Schwarzenegger married in 2019. They welcomed their daughter, Lyla Maria Pratt, in August 2020.prevnext
'This is literally so gross'
May we all be like Anna Faris: so beloved that the entirety of the internet drags our ex for us.— Danielle Campoamor (@DCampoamor) November 4, 2021
'Anna Faris really won in the end'
anna faris really won in the end though. so happy for her pic.twitter.com/34D28jndak— bethany (@fiImgal) November 4, 2021
"Even as a HUGE fan of his Marvel work, I'm afraid I have to jump on this bandwagon... F— CHRIS PRATT. The small jab at Anna Faris and nearly washing his hands of his medically challenged son with her is absolutely disgusting. I'd be fine if GOTG 3 opens with Star-Lord dying," one Twitter user wrote.prevnext
'I'm glad that she's free of him now'
Anna Faris deserved better and I’m glad that she’s free of him now https://t.co/PbNSQF5W7w— sarah (she/her) (@sararararah___) November 4, 2021