Yeah, Pratt is a garbage person. I think a good half of the tweets on my Twitter timeline about it mention either incidents he has had with cast and crews on set, or they are about how he’s just a general right-wing asshole (follows PragerU, Ben Shapiro, etc.) and is associated with some notoriously homophobic organizations. It’s important to bring up, even if he’d be a terrible pick for Mario regardless.
The combination jokes about him being cast as Mario + dunking on him for being an asshole got a few chuckles out of me, at least. And hopefully this’ll be a less popular movie than GotG or Jurassic World.