Kevin Smith, the "Clerks" director who survived a “widow-maker” heart
attack early Monday, was forced to defend actor Chris Pratt who wished
him well on Twitter and asked others to join him in praying for the
The “Passengers” actor sent Smith well-wishes and told him how he was
inspired by "Clerks" while he was a senior in high school. The actor
tweeted that he was "praying" for him and that he will continue to.
The comment sparked a debate online. Some readers thanked the actor,
others said to keep the prayers to himself.
“Is it part of your alleged deity’s master plan that Kevin had a heart
attack?” one user tweeted.
In another tweet, Pratt asked others to pray with him, and that
triggered more backlash. Some users said it was inappropriate for the
actor to solicit additional prayers online.
The director took to Facebook Live to update his fans on his condition.
He said he is now a vegetarian and has to cancel his second of two
shows. He also defended the actor, according
“Poor Chris Pratt, one of my favorite actors on the planet, f—-ing put
up a nice tweet, where he’s just like ‘Hey man, I don’t know you that
much but I love ‘Clerks’ and I’m praying for you’ and and apparently
people were like, ‘F— your prayers’ and attacked him and s—,” Smith
He continued, “And number one, thanks to Chris Pratt, how sweet was
that. Number two, please don’t fight over stuff like that. It’s a waste
of time. Whether you’re religious or not, someone saying ‘I’ll pray for
you,’ it’s good intentions.”