No, Chris Pratt's 'dagos' tweet is not real as actor cast in Super Mario Bros

Filiz Mustafa September 27, 2021
Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

Following the news that Chris Pratt has been cast in Super Mario Bros, a fake ‘dagos’ tweet has been circulated on social media. However, the post is not real and there’s clear evidence about that.

After gaining fame in television series, Pratt landed several major roles in Jurassic World and its sequel Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom before his role as Star-Lord in Marvel’s Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy films.

The actor made the announcement that he will do the voiceover of Super Mario in a new animated feature film.

Chris Pratt has been cast in Super Mario Bros

Pratt has landed a “dream come true” role as the one and only Super Mario in the upcoming animated feature film Super Mario Bros.

Pratt and Charlie Day are set to portray Italian plumbers Super Mario and Luigi. Meanwhile, Anya Taylor-Joy will play Princess Peach and Jack Black will do Bowser’s voiceover.

In an Instagram video, Pratt shared how “excited” he is about the opportunity and said: “There was a coin-operated laundromat near my house and it had Super Mario Bros., the original arcade game. Oh, I loved that game.

“I’m really excited to announce that I’m gonna be the voice of that video game that I dreamed about playing as a kid. Dreams come true.”

Chris Meledandri’s Illumination label will produce the film which premieres in cinemas on December 21st, 2022.

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Chris Pratt’s ‘dagos’ tweet is not real

A fake tweet has been circulated on social media which alleges that Pratt posted a tweet containing the word ‘dagos’. The term is meant to insult a person of Italian or Spanish heritage.

We can confirm that Pratt’s ‘dagos’ tweet is not real and the actor has never posted it on his Twitter account.

It appears that some social media users wanted to poke at Pratt’s casting since he is not Italian and doesn’t have Italian heritage.

It’s clear that someone is not happy about Pratt’s role as they decided to go a step further and photoshop a tweet with the actor’s Twitter handle, dating the post back to 2012.

There are several clues that prove the post is fake. First, the character limit was only 140 characters a couple of years ago and that tweet has 180 characters.

“It’s definitely not. At this time the limit of characters for a tweet was less than the number of characters present. Someone forgot,” one Twitter user pointed out.

Moreover, there are a lot of other fake posts on Twitter that allege other celebrities have shared the exact same tweet.

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Jokes flood Twitter after Chris Pratt’s casting

The casting of Pratt came as a shock to many Super Mario fans as some expected an actor with Italian heritage to be chosen for the role.

“Not one Italian casted to voice the new [Super] Mario movie,” tweeted one person.

“Someone who isn’t Italian is doing the voice of Mario,” reacted someone else.

Check out more reactions on Twitter down below.

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Filiz is a film and TV journalist with a flair for everything related to showbiz and reality TV. With a Masters degree in Magazine Journalism from Cardiff University, she has specialised in finding the latest trending story to keeping up to date with new releases for a creative feature. When she's not busy creating entertainment content, she loves spending time in nature, reading non-fiction books, eating comfort food and travelling.