Chris Pratt has just offended a lot of people with this Instagram post

People are calling the actor 'ignorant' following after this

It’s hard to think of Chris Pratt having the capability of offending anyone. After all, Chris Pratt and Anna Faris are one of Hollywood’s most loveable couples, and just recently the Guardians of the Galaxy actor gave a very emotional interview about the death of his father.

However, Chris Pratt has recently been forced to take to his Instagram account and apologise to his fans after offending thousands with a post many users have called ‘ignorant’.

Earlier this week, the actor uploaded a video to his Instagram account, during which he asked viewers to turn up the volume instead of relying on subtitles. It wasn’t long before viewers hit back at the star for not being sensitive to those who are hard of hearing, and have no choice but to rely on subtitles in order to understand what is going on.

The video was promoting Chris’ latest film, Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and has since been removed.

Instead, the actor has uploaded a video in which he delivers an extremely heartfelt apology to all of those he may have offended in the post he now realises was ‘insensitive’ and ‘ignorant’.

Instagram does this thing where it mutes all the videos it shows and forces you to turn on the volume in order to hear them. (maybe because most people are watching those videos at work when they should be working and don't want to get caught. I know that's when I do it. 😬) So when I made a video recently with subtitles, and requested that people turn up the volume and not just "read the subtitles" it was so people wouldn't scroll past the video on mute, thus watching and digesting the information in the video. HOWEVER, I realize now doing so was incredibly insensitive to the many folks out there who depend on subtitles. More than 38 million Americans live with some sort of hearing disability. So I want to apologize. I have people in my life who are hearing-impaired, and the last thing in the world I would want to do is offend them or anybody who suffers from hearing loss or any other disability. So truly from the bottom of my heart I apologize. Thanks for pointing this out to me. In the future I'll try to be a little less ignorant about it. Now… I know some of you are going to say, "Hey! Chris only apologized because his publicist made him!" Well. That is not the case. As always I control my social media. Nobody else. And I am doing this because I'm actually really sorry. Apologies are powerful. I don't dole them out Willy-Nilly. This is one of those moments where I screwed up and here's me begging your pardon. I hope you accept my apology. And on that note. Why doesn't Instagram have some kind of technology to automatically add subtitles to its videos? Or at least the option. I did a little exploring and it seems lacking in that area. Shouldn't there be an option for closed captioning or something? I've made them lord knows how much money with my videos and pictures. Essentially sharing myself for free. I know they profit. So… GET ON IT INSTAGRAM!!! Put closed captioning on your app. #CCinstaNow

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‘More than 38 million Americans live with some sort of hearing disability. So I want to apologize. I have people in my life who are hearing-impaired, and the last thing in the world I would want to do is offend them or anybody who suffers from hearing loss or any other disability. So truly from the bottom of my heart I apologize. ‘ The star explained.

To add to the sincerity of his apology, Chris even apologised in American sign language throughout the video.

‘This is one of those moments where I screwed up and here’s me begging your pardon. I hope you accept my apology.’

We’re sure everyone forgives you for what was a genuine mistake, Chris.

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