Chris Pratt has given a stern warning to a ‘pervy dude’ who has set up fake social media accounts, pretending to be the action star in a bid to get dates from female fans.
The Guardians of the Galaxy, who recently split from wife, Anna Faris, star warned his followers not to be fooled by the ‘potential predator’, who he also threatened to punch in the mouth, after becoming aware of an imposter making contact with women over Facebook.
Sharing a picture of the fake account, which includes a profile picture of Pratt as Peter Quill in the Marvel movie, he posted a lengthy statement to make sure his fans knew he was not the person behind the account.
Chris Pratt threatens ‘pervy’ imposter on social media (PA)
He wrote: ‘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.
‘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: ‘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.’
His message was quickly met with praise from fans, with one saying: ‘Mad respect for this post. Man of the people.’
While another added: ‘Chris Pratt for president!’
Following the Jurassic World star’s warning, the imposter page appeared to have disappeared. However, it is not clear if the person had willingly taken their account down or Facebook had removed it.