Chris Evans Responds After Accidentally Posting a Nude Photo on Twitter

Chris Evans found himself in the news recently when he accidentally posted an NSFW picture on Instagram. The photo quickly took over social media and garnered attention from everyone from his family members to fellow co-stars like Mark Ruffalo and Jamie Lee Curtis. After days of keeping silent, Evans has finally responded to the blunder with a message shared on Twitter.

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Chris Evans at an event in February 2016 in Hollywood, California | Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Chris Evans’s nude photo blunder explained

The blunder happened on Saturday, Sept. 12, when Evans took to his Instagram Story to post a video showing him and some friends playing the game Heads Up (via Cosmopolitan).

At the end of the clip, Evans’s photo library showed up, exposing some of his recently saved pictures. Among them was a meme featuring the actor’s face that said “Guard that p***y” and a picture of male genitalia.

The post was quickly deleted, but fans had already grabbed screenshots and began spreading them around social media. As the photo took over the Internet, some of Evans’s friends, fans, and peers hopped online to offer supportive words to the actor.

Fellow Avengers actor Mark Ruffalo told him not to worry, tweeting: “@ChrisEvans Bro, while Trump is in office there is NOTHING you could possibly do to embarrass yourself. See… silver lining.” He also received supportive messages from stars like Chrissy Teigen and Jamie Lee Curtis of Knives Out.

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Chris Evans had a great response to his nude photo blunder

Evans broke his silence two days after the incident. Taking to Twitter, he shared a message on Sept. 14 that encouraged fans to focus on more important things.

“Now that I have your attention …. VOTE Nov 3rd!!!” he wrote, adding on a face-palm emoji and a shruggy emoji. The message garnered over 800,000 likes and more than 100,000 replies, with many people praising his response and call-to-action in the comment section.

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As the 2020 presidential election draws closer, many celebrities and social influencers have been using their platforms to motivate and mobilize voters.

Evans in particular has become known for using his social media to address current events and to express his support for certain causes. He previously told People that as a public figure, he feels a responsibility to do more than just “retweet things.”

“It’s not that I’m specifically drawn to politics. It’s just when you look around, you try to figure out how can you help,” he continued.

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He knows his angles

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The election between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden is expected to be a close race (via The Hill), so the more votes, the better. Remember, Nov. 3 is the day where it all goes down.