Chris Pratt is taking a cue from TV’s “Mom.” A new photo of the actor with his daughter, daughter Genevieve, uploaded to Instagram, shows the scene pretty much right: A pizza slices a delicious pizza into two pretty large servings, a slice under the top of each pizza joint as though trying to find space for the rest.
But the bad thing about all of this, according to tons of commenters on the photo, is that Pratt appears to be feeding Genevieve a slice of pizza that’s low in carbohydrates, along with a few carbs elsewhere (bread, yogurt, or vegetables, for example).
There’s certainly nothing wrong with eating pizza in moderation. But there’s something very wrong with forgoing “healthy” carbs like bread, yogurt, or vegetables for an exceptionally large slice of pizza.
Let’s back up a second. Last month, a photo of Pratt doing yoga surfaced and Pratt captioned it with a lengthy note. The photo was accompanied by this line: “I found myself constantly saying…’this would be better if I did it like this.’ As if yoga was a bad, broken thing that required me to figure it out. As if yoga was something I had to perfect. As if I couldn’t just…do it like this.”
You could see a similar connection between these two photos. In the latest post, Pratt might be saying, “This one is better,” or maybe he’s letting Genevieve “pick the best option.” The caveat is pretty essential, though: The photo appears to have been taken after the social media backlash over the sonogram posts. We’d love to know if, at some point, Pratt and his family consciously decided to bake a pizza in the style of “My Diet Is Better Than Yours” as a way to combat the real world.
It’s just that it seems like on the surface, the couple had decided to tone down things a bit for Genevieve’s sake.
As for the way Pratt is lighting his pizza, mind you, there’s nothing wrong with lighting food on fire and/or lighting the whole table on fire. Some amazing things have come of this principle: It was this technique that resulted in a painful oven burn that inspired the “Candle in the Wind” Marilyn Monroe scene from “The Seven Year Itch.”
What seems to be bothering so many people is that at no point does Pratt think this pizza is actually pizza. Does he consider it to be gluten-free or vegan or a salad? Who knows? That, you’ll have to forgive us for not having a firmer grasp on nutritional facts.
He could have gone with the all-American combination, which seems pretty safe: Plain pizza topped with tomato sauce, cheese, and beans or something. Pass the sympathy pat on down.