Press tours are long and grueling affairs for the actors who take part in them, and Pratt knows that what he says can make headlines, sometimes for the wrong reasons. So before he starts really getting exhausted, he preemptively put out an apology for whatever thing he might say that will offend people.
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So how does he do? He starts off with the non-apology of “I hope you understand it was never my intention to offend anyone,” something that doesn’t really come off as sincere to the cynical Internet crowd nowadays, but he expands his vague but detailed pre-apology to include why the offending action or comment likely happened, all while he puts himself down. He’ll probably get points for self-deprecation.
We can only hope it’ll be a fun game of Mad Libs and he won’t have to actually use it. And if he does say something off-putting? We could see his PR team putting something out anyway.
Michelle Jaworski is a staff writer and TV/film critic at the Daily Dot. She covers entertainment, geek culture, and pop culture and has covered everything from the Sundance Film Festival, NYFF, and Tribeca to New York Comic Con and Con of Thrones. She is based in Brooklyn.