The new trailer for Thor: Love and Thunder trailer has left quite some thunder in its wake, after it depicted an exchange between the titular character played by Chris Hemsworth and Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) locking eyes, teasing a queer reading of their characters. 

Pratt, however, has come under fire for his character’s dialogue in the Thor: Love and Thunder trailer, with some fans calling him out for being “homophobic” because of his delivery.

The clip shows Star-Lord giving advice to his Guardians of the Galaxy team stating, “You ever feel lost? Just look into the eyes of the people that you love.”

Thor responds by gazing into Star-Lord’s eyes with Star-Lord immediately injecting, “Not me.” With a signature comedic flourish, Thor simply replies, What? Just listening.”



Gay Thor Is So Real!

Some fans joked about Thor’s sexuality in good stead. “The words in the title are literally the colours of the gay flag. Gay Thor is so Real,” said one user on Twitter. 

Another Twitter user added, “Thor love and thunder is gay rights.” 

Other users were, however, less than pleased with Pratt’s character, though Star-Lord has been confirmed to be both bisexual and polyamorous

Many users were not keen on Pratt kissing Thor, given the actor’s association with Zoe church and unconfirmed allegations of its affiliation with the anti-LGBTQI Hillsong church.

Pratt Denies He Is Associated With Anti-LGBTQI Church

The accusations of Chris Pratt’s homophobia are not new, having first emerged following his attendance at Zoe Church, a Hillsong-adjacent evangelical Church, described as “infamously anti-LGBTQI” by actor Elliot Page. 

Pratt has also been widely suspected of conservative politics, especially after he was photographed wearing  a tee shirt with the Gadsden flag in 2019. The insignia, created by Continental Army General Christopher Gadsden during the American Revolutionary War, features a rattlesnake and the slogan, “Don’t tread on me”.

In recent years, it has been adopted by white supremacists and organisations includingTea Party members, Trump supporters and anti-gun control groups, with some linking the Gadsden flag to the Confederate Flag. 

Pratt has since denied claims that his church or himself are anti-LGBTQI but has yet to address the recent Twitter onslaught over his supposed “homophobic dialogue” in the trailer. 



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