Actor Gives Cat Away on Twitter, Gets Death Threats

Cat lovers aren't happy with Chris Pratt
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 6, 2011 1:17 PM CDT
Updated Oct 9, 2011 4:00 PM CDT
In this photograph taken by AP Images for Malibu, Anna Faris and Chris Pratt during the Malibu? and Reef Check party hosted by Anna Faris in Beverly Hills on August 11, 2009.   (Casey Rodgers/AP Images for Malibu)
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(Newser) – Here's an example of a bad idea: You're a famous actor with more than 54,000 followers on Twitter, so when you decide you can no longer keep your cat, you give her away ... on Twitter. That's what Chris Pratt did, and he's now facing the wrath of cat lovers on the Internet, Gawker notes. It all started when Pratt tweeted, "Anyone in the LA area want a cat? Full disclosure, she's old and prone to accidents. So sweet though. And was in Stuart Little. (literally)." The tweet has since been deleted, but People has a screenshot.

It seems the cat, Mrs. White, was adopted by Pratt's wife, Anna Faris, after the cat's showbiz career ended. But Mrs. White has since gotten old, and is apparently no longer using the litterbox, hence Pratt's offer. But after he got a taker, Pratt started getting something else: death threats, E! notes. Pratt took to his blog, where he made another ill-advised decision by informing the world that he and Faris are getting rid of the cat because they "want to start a family" and "ABSOLUTELY CANNOT have an animal that s**ts all over the house." (Let the baby bump watch begin!) For more from the blog, which also appears to have been taken down, see the Huffington Post.

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