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Chris Pratt offers an apology for the dumb thing he’ll probably say while promoting ‘Jurassic World’

Whatever it is, he's already sorry.

Mar 1, 2020, 3:11 am*

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Michelle Jaworski 

Michelle Jaworski

Chris Pratt hasn’t screwed up yet during the Jurassic World press tour, but he knows it’s only a matter of time before he does.

The media darling has a way of charming the pants off of us, as we saw last year when he promoted Guardians of the Galaxy—just like the stars of another little Marvel franchise called The Avengers. But after years of smooth sailing, the latter finally cracked under the pressure this year: Robert Downey Jr. left an interview when the reporter asked him about his past with drugs and alcohol, Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner called Black Widow a slut, and Renner doubled down on the belief after his non-apology.

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.

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*First Published: May 23, 2015, 11:47 am