Chris Pratt on Advocating for Equality: "Objectify Men Just as Often as We Objectify Women"
"I think it’s appalling that for a long time only women were objectified," the 'Jurassic World' star said in an interview.
Chris Pratt revealed that he now feels "totally objectified" since his weight loss and rise to stardom through blockbuster hits including Guardians of the Galaxy and Jurassic World.
The actor admitted that his fit physique played a "huge part" in scoring leading actor roles. In an interview with Radio 4’s Front Row, Yahoo UK reported that Pratt discussed the correlation between personal fitness and his career: "It was a huge part of how my career has shifted is based on the way that I look, on the way that I’ve shaped my body to look."
Though he openly acknowledges the objectification, Pratt said, "I think it’s OK, I don’t feel appalled by it."
"I think it’s appalling that for a long time only women were objectified, but I think if we really want to advocate for equality, it’s important to even things out," he said. "Not objectify women less, but objectify men just as often as we objectify women."
Pratt said that he is using his toned figure to his career advantage. "There are a lot of women who got careers out of it, and I’m using it to my advantage. And at the end of the day, our bodies are objects," the actor said. "We’re just big bags of flesh and blood and meat and organs that God gives us to drive around."