After shedding his “dad bod” the Jurassic World star argues that men and women should be objectified equally.
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Chris Pratt has come a long way from Parks and Recreation, where he starred as a fun-loving karate-chopping bureaucrat with “a dad bod.” Now the star of the jaw-droppingly profitable Jurassic World, Pratt spoke to Yahoo! UK about how transforming his body led to bigger and better parts. He openly admitted to being objectified, but he didn’t think that was necessarily a bad thing, adding, “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.”
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It isn’t everyday that a Hollywood actor argues for objectification … equality. And while conversations about body image have historically centered on women, Pratt seems to have tried to broaden the conversation to include men as well. In recent years, researchers have noted the increased pressure on men to improve their musculature, citing a rapidly growing rise in eating disorders.
Still, some writers wonder whether men can be objectified to the same degree as women. While both Pratt and his co-star were seemingly objectified in Jurassic World, Pratt did more than just scream in heels: he killed dinosaurs, saved an entire family, and rescued an entire island. Regardless of how you feel about objectification equality (?), Pratt seems to have raised some real awareness about an issue that demands to be talked about.