That’s probably one of the most 2019 headlines I’ve written this year.
Actually, I’m kinda LOLing about the fact that I could’ve just written, “Aquaman apologizes to Star-Lord for bottle-shaming him” and it still would have worked.
ANYWAY. If you follow Chris Pratt on Instagram, perhaps you noticed this totally HAWT post of his.
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You’re probably wondering why I’m standing here, low key flexing, gazing into the distance… well, turns out I’m teaming up with @amazon to show you guys everything I use for my workouts, keeping active, and all that fun stuff to get you prepped for 2020. #FoundItOnAmazon #Amazon #Ad http://www.amazon.com/chrispratt
I mean, DAYUM.
Well, apparently Jason Momoa had himself a problem with that photo, and responded:
Aquaman, incidentally, started a brand of water called Mananalu, which is packaged in 100% recycled aluminum cans, because he’s super passionate about single use water bottles. In a YouTube promo video about Mananalu, he said, “I just want to do this to bring awareness because plastics are killing our planet and I think we have a solution.”
‘I don’t want to bitch about it,” he said, proceeding to bitch about it, “[but] there’s only one thing that will really help our planet and save our planet, as long as we recycle, and that’s aluminum. About 75 percent of all aluminum that’s ever been used is still in use today. And it’s 100 percent recyclable. You drink the can and in about 60 days, it’ll be back. 100 percent. Infinitely recyclable.‘
Good on him, for starting an enviro-conscious product. But yeah – ease up on Star-Lord, dude.
A few hours later, Momoa had second thoughts about publicly shaming Pratt, and wrote a post on his own IG account to apologize, saying, “I’m sorry this was received so badly today I didn’t mean for that to happen (sic). BRO you know my children and I are madly in love with you and I love everything you do… I’m just very passionate about this single use plastic epidemic. the plastic water bottles have to stop i hope u make a reusable water bottle for amazon so we all can purchase. You’re an inspiration to many I’m one of them. I’ll send you a case of MANANALU. All my Aloha, Da Momoa’s.”
And because Chris Pratt is awesome and full of class, his response to Aquaman was this:
What would have been really cool is for Jason Momoa to simply have called up Chris Pratt personally, since they’re “BROs” and all, and said, “Hey dude – I noticed you had a single use water bottle in your ad, and I don’t know if you know this but I make a cool new product you might like…” and not gone straight to a giant public forum about it, but, what do I know.