Chris Evans Calls Out Donald Trump On Twitter
Chris Evans became a household name when he took on the role of Steve Rogers in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In addition to playing the famous superhero, fans know Evans for his outspoken political beliefs. Even though his time as Captain America is over, Evans still calls out injustice when he sees it. On August 16, Evans called out Trump’s insensitive speech from a rally.
Chris Evans called out Donald Trump for fat-shaming an attendee
At the rally, Trump mistook an attendee as a protester. He told the crowd, “That guy’s got a serious weight problem. Go home, start exercising. Get him out of here, please.”
After the video made its way to Twitter, Evans spoke out. “We’ve hit basic human decency bedrock. Can my reaction even be considered sanctimonious when the behavior in question falls short of the morality we would expect from a shitty playground bully? This chasm of moral leadership we’re living through has his name all over it,” he wrote on Twitter.
Replies to Evans’ post were filled with people supporting Evans and admonishing him. Some people felt upset with the language Trump used. However, the target of Trump’s remarks did not mind.
This is not the first time Chris Evans called out Donald Trump
Evans became increasingly political on Twitter over the past few years. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter in March 2019, Evans said he does not worry about alienating fans with his tweets. Kevin Feige, Marvel’s president, supports Evans’ advocacy.
“I don’t see it as trash-talking,” said Feige. “I see it as very astute, very honorable, very noble, very Cap-like. Commentary and questioning. I’ve said to him, ‘You’re merging! You and the character are merging!’”
On Aug. 9, Evans chastised Trump after he took a photo with a baby whose parents were killed during the El Paso shooting. “I don’t even have the words. How dare this man,” he wrote.
After Trump posted a series of tweets telling four Congresswomen of color to “go back” to other countries in July, Evans condemned the tweets. “This is racist, Biff. The only thing worse than actually being hateful and racist, is casually wielding hate and racism to activate your base in an unrelenting, painfully transparent, and crushingly on-brand effort to soothe your only true devotion: feeding your insatiable ego,” he wrote.
Chris Evans is working with Republicans and Democrats to create A Starting Point
While Evans supported Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election, he is working with politicians in both major parties for a special project. As of April 2019, Evans is working with members of Congress to launch A Starting Point. The website will showcase both Democratic and Republican politicians and simplify political issues for voters.
“This should be just a one-stop shop for simple, digestible information from people who know best,” said Evans.
The website will be nonpartisan, and Evans already interviewed Dan Crenshaw, Corey Booker, Chris Coons, Ted Lieu, Rosa DeLauro, and Lisa Murkowski. A launch date for the website has not been announced. While A Starting Point will not have anything to do with Evans’ political views, it’s clear he is still using his social media platforms to speak out.