If you haven't heard, Boston is getting a "straight pride" parade that literally nobody asked for.
The internet has already gone pretty ham on it, but now our favorite Avenger is joining in the mix.
Wow! Cool initiative, fellas!! Just a thought, instead of ‘Straight Pride’ parade, how about this: The ‘desperately… https://t.co/wiVi7N8OsS— Chris Evans (@Chris Evans)1559741461.0
Evans, whose brother Scott is openly gay, has long been an advocate for LGBTQ rights.
Other critics of the event have been impressed with Evans' roast:
@ChrisEvans Chris, I love you— Luke Waltham (@Luke Waltham)1559743654.0
@ChrisEvans you really snapped here thank you for this tweet— maddie (@maddie)1559741509.0
@ChrisEvans i don’t know a better man https://t.co/UMSJldVp99— ⍟ (@⍟)1559741576.0
@ChrisEvans CHRIS EVANS FOR PRESIDENT— dhar ⍟ (@dhar ⍟)1559741485.0
@ChrisEvans https://t.co/BOPGcAmWo9— Browntable - Mauricio (@Browntable - Mauricio)1559773769.0
Evans then quoted author James Fell's assessment of the situation.
"I'm straight. I like being straight."
"A big reason why I like being straight is that I've never once experienced bigotry for my sexuality. I didn't have to fight for my right to marry the person of my choosing."
"I didn't have to concern myself with being beaten or killed because others didn't accept who I wanted to sleep with. I didn't have to stay closeted out of fear, or worry about the reaction of my family, friends, or colleagues by coming out."
"I never got called a slur for being straight. No one told me I'm going to burn in hell for being straight."
"There aren't any programs where I could be sent to be tortured to into no longer being straight. There aren't any countries where you can be put to death for simply being straight."
Wow, the number gay/straight pride parade false equivalencies are disappointing. For those who don’t understand the… https://t.co/JcHirFnoPD— Chris Evans (@Chris Evans)1559744499.0
Fell's concluded his statement on the "Straight Pride" parade by stating:
"There is nothing I ever had to fight for, or struggle against, because I'm straight. And therefore, there isn't any reason to take pride in it."
"Grateful for the privileges I get? Sure. But pride? I don't see it."
"What I do see is that this parade is misnamed. It's not a 'Straight Pride Parade'."
"It should be called a 'I'm a homophobic piece of sh*t' parade."
Pride became a tradition following the Stonewall Riots in 1969. Stonewall is largely considered the first Pride.
With the 50th anniversary of Stonewall coming up, this hits gay people in a particularly insulting way--these marches have been around for such a small fragment of human history, and already, straight people are mocking it.
@ChrisEvans IKR sis https://t.co/1NY14SnEU7— AmazingChyna (@AmazingChyna)1559744532.0
@ChrisEvans thank you for this https://t.co/vZOXfbxrXL— sylvia. ⎊ (@sylvia. ⎊)1559745189.0
@ChrisEvans https://t.co/wvF77SPAre— hannah met sebastian stan!!! (@hannah met sebastian stan!!!)1559744654.0
@ChrisEvans you went off https://t.co/zQSxk3UX0I— ariana (@ariana)1559751473.0
@ChrisEvans I'm all for you https://t.co/bE5Pj8h72i— EvansDowney (@EvansDowney)1559744760.0
@ChrisEvans “Instead of going immediately to anger (which is actually just fear of what you don’t understand) take… https://t.co/tpjL8ftnnL— mari (@mari)1559745130.0
Here is the original Facebook post about the "straight pride" parade:
Plenty of others, celebrities and the less than famous, have joined in the roasting train.
Dark Phoenix being simultaneously released during Pride Month and being bad feels like the work of the Straight Pride Parade.— Gideon Glick (@Gideon Glick)1559751923.0
Straight guys already have a pride parade - it’s called NASCAR— Whitney Cummings (@Whitney Cummings)1559772707.0
a straight pride parade would unironically be excellent to watch because 1- parades are gay as hell 2- there’s n… https://t.co/m8OOqQJbuF— hasanabi (@hasanabi)1559747685.0
Straight pride parade? Hey guys... if you’re in a parade, you’re gay.— Chris D'Elia (@Chris D'Elia)1559772752.0
BREAKING- AXE Bodyspray has declined to be a sponsor for the Straight Pride Parade. https://t.co/TXxoiIJ7LV— Tony Posnanski (@Tony Posnanski)1559740815.0
Straight Pride Parade: https://t.co/wMXwGPkyg9— Jules Suzdaltsev (@Jules Suzdaltsev)1559797431.0
Here's your straight pride parade https://t.co/vTWNWyzPXV— Georgie✨ (@Georgie✨)1559803972.0
But we need to remember that this is another move by a radical far-right hate group with ties to a fascist idea of the future of the United States.
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