"If I find out who it is I’ll have their account shut down and seriously would like to punch them right in the GD mouth"
Chris Pratt has warned fans against contacting a “pervy dude” who created a fake Facebook profile in his name.
Posting on Instagram, The Guardians of the Galaxy star, 38, shared a photo of the profile in question – and threatened to punch the person responsible for creating it.
Along with a profile picture which featured his role in Jurassic World, the Facebook account also boasted a collage-style cover photo comprised of his most famous roles – including The Lego Movie and Guardians Of The Galaxy.
“PERVY DUDE ALERT!!! (Not a joke) It’s confirmed: somebody is trying to pretend to be me on Facebook (and maybe other social media platforms) apparently hitting on a lot of different female fans, trying to get their numbers and who knows what else. I’m not joking”, Pratt captioned the post.
He cautioned: “Please know, I find this behavior reprehensible. If I find out who it is I’ll have their account shut down and seriously would like to punch them right in the GD mouth. You hear that imposter!? Stop. My message to any fans who are contacted by someone claiming to be Chris Pratt: Look for the BLUE “VERIFIED” CHECKMARK next to the name. If there is no checkmark by my name that person is an imposter. I’m sorry.”
“Tell your siblings. Educate our young ones. It’s probably mostly kids who would fall for this. Makes me sick”, he added to the lengthy post.
“It terrifies me to think someone could be hurt, their feelings or much worse, by this imposter/potential predator. I’ve had many, many people tell me about this. It’s not an isolated incident. If anyone is in contact with this person block them immediately.
“If it’s you doing it, I’m warning you. Stop right now or you will be very unhappy with the outcome. Go find Jesus. praying for you.”
Responding to the post, one fan wrote: “It’s good to know we have responsible ppl on this platform. Good for you fella. I have young nephews who love you so I will tell them and tell them to let there friends know too x.”
The account has reportedly been shut down in the wake of Pratt’s post.
Meanwhile, Chris Pratt will return as Peter Quill/Star-Lord next year in Avengers: Infinity War, which debuted its first trailer earlier this week.