Chris Evans Just Said What We're All Thinking About Boston's 'Straight Pride' Parade In A Roast For The Ages
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
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 W (@Luke W) 1559743654
@ChrisEvans you really snapped here thank you for this tweet— maddie (@maddie) 1559741509
@ChrisEvans i don’t know a better man https://t.co/UMSJldVp99— ً (@ً) 1559741576
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
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— seokjinsbbymama (@seokjinsbbymama) 1559744532
@ChrisEvans thank you for this https://t.co/vZOXfbxrXL— sylvia. (@sylvia.) 1559745189
@ChrisEvans you went off https://t.co/zQSxk3UX0I— ariana (@ariana) 1559751473
@ChrisEvans I'm all for you https://t.co/bE5Pj8h72i— J X C (@J X C) 1559744760
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
Straight guys already have a pride parade - it’s called NASCAR— Whitney Cummings (@Whitney Cummings) 1559772707
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
Straight pride parade? Hey guys... if you’re in a parade, you’re gay.— Chris D'Elia (@Chris D'Elia) 1559772752
BREAKING- AXE Bodyspray has declined to be a sponsor for the Straight Pride Parade. https://t.co/TXxoiIJ7LV— Tony Posnanski (@Tony Posnanski) 1559740815
Straight Pride Parade: https://t.co/wMXwGPkyg9— Jules Suzdaltsev 🇺🇦 (@Jules Suzdaltsev 🇺🇦) 1559797431
Here's your straight pride parade https://t.co/vTWNWyzPXV— Georgie✨ (@Georgie✨) 1559803972
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.
2020 is coming up. Vote.
Chris Evans Exposes Troubling U.S. Policy That Strips Citizenship From The Children Of LGBT Americans
He may only play a superhero on the big screen, but off it, Chris Evans is doing his part to help people.
The man who would be Captain America is a very vocal critic of the Trump administration. His personal politics have even got him in trouble with some contingents of fans.
Recently, he helped bring attention to a U.S. policy that is making it difficult for LGBTQ parents to register their kids as citizens.
Take a minute to read this. It’s maddening. We are regressing. https://t.co/cQptvKZAar— Chris Evans (@Chris Evans) 1557949615
Evans retweeted an article from The Daily Beast written by Scott Bixby. It's a deep investigation into a policy that is disproportionately affecting LGBTQ+ parents.
The problem began with a State Department policy enacted in 2014, that has been reinterpreted recently by theTrump administration. The new policy redefined how the State Department classified children of U.S. citizens born abroad and their relation to their parents.
Despite whatever may be on the birth certificate, or the legal status of the parents, if the genetic father is not married to the woman giving birth, the baby is considered born out of wedlock. This makes it more difficult to obtain citizenship for the new baby.
Gay couples are disproportionately affected by the new reading of the policy, which had its enforcement changed recently.
I agree with Chris Evans... this is maddening! These are not the kind of values that America is supposed to be abo… https://t.co/AUYBdT5Dcq— April (@April) 1558118779
@ChrisEvans This is absolutely terrible!! It not only punishes lgbt parents but also the kids! Just another example… https://t.co/2dOscpvwzQ— Sydney (@Sydney) 1558018352
@ChrisEvans This is absolutely disgusting and dehumanising. America, you need to do better. Why are we forgetting… https://t.co/dQxsA6YAQe— Luke W (@Luke W) 1557950113
THIS is our Captain America, a spokesperson for LGBT rights.. I salute you Cap! @ChrisEvans https://t.co/KGrne6PR60— Danilo (@Danilo) 1557965373
Bixby's article is a deep look into a couple's efforts to have their child registered as a citizen, a process that has become needlessly more difficult since they did this with their last child two years ago.
Chris Evans saw the story and shared it with his more than 11 million followers, helping spread the word about this policy.
The Trump Administration has been very vocal in their war against "anchor babies." In their attempt to stop people with U.S. citizen children from becoming citizens, they made things more difficult for people who are citizens to begin with.
They claimed in the article this policy is "longstanding guidance"—the same excuse they gave for their family separation policy, but the Foreign Affairs Manual that addressed the policy was updated in 2018. Since then, US citizen parents have noticed the policy very unevenly applied compared to two years ago.
Despite this, you still have people supporting the new policy, which is why it's good Evans brought more attention to this article.
We need to fight this. https://t.co/jrLOgEi1VQ— Yvette Medina (@Yvette Medina) 1558055751
@Faiith72 @ChrisEvans You are not the judge of whether two mothers or two fathers are nuturing or not. The fact you… https://t.co/ZDMSek9glH— It's Alifiya Shikari👓 (@It's Alifiya Shikari👓) 1558118253
@RUTHNCOLEE @ChrisEvans I truly believe Trump is referring to the late 1940’s and early 1950’s as the great era. LG… https://t.co/Xntt6vcN4O— Mindy 🐾 (@Mindy 🐾) 1558049665
@crystallpurvis @ChrisEvans @LillyGulliver Babies' rights to be a naturalized citizen.— SuZen Cho (@SuZen Cho) 1558025766
Evans has been very vocal about his political views. He, along with many other celebrities, have been criticizing the draconian abortion bills being passed in several states around the country.
After his retirement, or maybe just an extended vacation, from playing Captain America, he was teasing a new project. This one involved him working with politicians, which for a while, had people thinking he might dabble in politics himself.
It was recently revealed that this was for a bipartisan website that allows candidates and parties to present their views and arguments on current political issues.
"I just thought, 'Why isn't there a place I can go to hear both sides of an issue in a succinct way that I can trust?'"
Many people are feeling the same way about the White House lately. Why isn't there a place we can trust?
Chris Evans Is Finally Able To Share His Secret Behind-The-Scenes Photos And Videos From 'Avengers: Endgame'
The spoiler ban on Avengers: Endgame has finally been lifted now that the film has been out for over two weeks.
As such, the cast--who were really bad at following the behind-the-scenes "no phones" rule—are finally able to share some of their fondest memories from filming with us, the fans.
Before we go further, there are spoilers here for anyone who hasn't seen Avengers: Endgame yet (and if you haven't, seriously, what are you waiting for?).
Chris Evans shared a video he'd taken on a day of filming in the battle against Thanos.
Video ban lifted! I guess I’m not the only one who broke the rules on this day of filming. (My camera work is anno… https://t.co/EDrUKSoCIs— Chris Evans (@Chris Evans) 1557153721
And another showing all of the character's set chairs.
Fun day on set. https://t.co/kL3WIztTNP— Chris Evans (@Chris Evans) 1557266718
And some pretty bad*ss photos, including one with T'Challa.
Just hanging out, chatting about vibranium. https://t.co/ryzEcVlOJS— Chris Evans (@Chris Evans) 1557078772
And an OG pic with the most handsome dudes ever.
Last one for today https://t.co/VL8cvo0VYz— Chris Evans (@Chris Evans) 1557158517
HUGE SPOILER ALERT:
With the end of Tony Stark and Steve Rogers' storylines in Endgame, this may be the last pic we ever get of this group of guys.
The pics are getting some nostalgic audience reactions.
@ChrisEvans THIS IS SUPER CUTE PIC EVER!!! 🥰😍💕 https://t.co/YagFa0uxt5— Cap's Girl💙CEVANS💙 (@Cap's Girl💙CEVANS💙) 1557158610
@ChrisEvans https://t.co/axZk3F3qpg— alias - unsuspended era (@alias - unsuspended era) 1557158572
@ChrisEvans where's scarlett? https://t.co/EZ6jiRRwI7— Steven (@Steven) 1557160930
Endgame represented the end of 22 films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and wrapped up so many's films so completely.
And while fun-the crying was real, across the board.
@ChrisEvans steve says that you should post more https://t.co/M8FAUTWZne— ariana (@ariana) 1557158627
@ChrisEvans https://t.co/i9X9YZUJ45— Haley (@Haley) 1557158629
@ChrisEvans Oh boy. https://t.co/uHqOdUTvXZ— 💙💛Chris Evans’ Beard 🌻 (@💙💛Chris Evans’ Beard 🌻) 1557158630
While we're all sad to say goodbye, we have grown up with these new characters.
And this shall be the next great adventure.
If you want to relive the early years, Marvel released a book set of the first 10 years, available here. As well as a hardcover commemorative book covering all those early films, available here. And you can get the Phase 1 films and the Phase 2 films as complete sets, available here and here.
Chris Evans Is Working On A Political Website With Help From Congress, And It Actually Sounds Pretty Cool
Chris Evans teased fans about a possible retirement from acting after he finished filming for Avengers: Endgame.
What else could he possibly be pursuing?
It looks like something he's been trying to keep under wraps revealed itself: the actor is dabbling in politics.
Captain America is not running for president, but we wouldn't put it past him.
CNN reported that Evans sent a video asking members of Congress to participate in a secret, "non-partisan civic engagement project" he is spearheading called, "A Starting Point."
.@ChrisEvans's project, A Starting Point, very optimistically aims to show "both sides" of political issues https://t.co/PofJVZTqR3— GQ Magazine (@GQ Magazine) 1554668405.0
The project would present a forum in which the Democratic and Republican parties could present both sides of their arguments on current political issues in an effort to reduce partisanship.
"I just thought, 'Why isn't there a place I can go to hear both sides of an issue in a succinct way that I can trust?'" said Evans in the leaked video.
The footage shows the actor interacting with senators around the halls inside the Capitol.
"It's a one-stop shop for simple digestable information from people who know best."
Evans asked members of congress to choose from a list of questions to answer "around a minute" in length and provide links to encourage more research from viewers.
Hours after the video leaked, Evans, 37, admitted on Twitter, "Guess the cat's outta the bag," followed by a colon and a close parenthesis in lieu of a smiley face emoji.
Guess the cat’s outta the bag :) Thank you to everyone who has already participated!! https://t.co/yj5FrmlWFr— Chris Evans (@Chris Evans) 1554562543.0
"I want to make it clear that this website has nothing to do with my political opinion," said Evans in the video invitation to members.
"It's not about my political opinion. This is about yours. This is a chance for you to talk about issues that matter to you."
People are cautiously hopeful about the new project.
“A Starting Point” sounds like a fantastic idea from @ChrisEvans - and something I’d definitely like to see in UK p… https://t.co/0Wmzl7IRkR— Josh A. Stevens (@Josh A. Stevens) 1554650588.0
While some have their doubts about its effectiveness.
@GQMagazine @ChrisEvans There are sides to policy. There are not sides to facts. If he sticks with policies that's… https://t.co/xOXR77Wld2— 𝚁𝚑𝚘𝚗𝚍𝚊 𝙳𝚎𝚊𝚕 (@𝚁𝚑𝚘𝚗𝚍𝚊 𝙳𝚎𝚊𝚕) 1554669234.0
@ChrisEvans It’s really hard for me to believe this will help educate people on nonbinary gender issues, for exampl… https://t.co/IhVHEN4rnr— Tea Berry-Blue (@Tea Berry-Blue) 1554574619.0
Some are unwilling to hear both sides of a controversial issue when one side is clearly wrong.
@GQMagazine @ChrisEvans Hard pass. We have way too much “both sides” as it is. It turns out, sometimes one side is… https://t.co/ZmdTZyG5RH— Fingers crossed for a better year... (@Fingers crossed for a better year...) 1554669842.0
@GQMagazine @ChrisEvans “I think I’m a person.” “I think you’re an abomination against god.” Chris Evans: I think… https://t.co/vqdk6p0mh3— JD McIntyre (@JD McIntyre) 1554668671.0
But many are all for the project and expect great things to come as a result.
@ChrisEvans political legend omfg chris evans 2020 campaign starting NOW who’s with me— alex (@alex) 1554562634.0
Hoping that the rumors of a @ChrisEvans-backed political website are true. In my day, JFK Jr.'s magazine made polit… https://t.co/WMZWL0zBXD— eileen barrett (@eileen barrett) 1554667179.0
@ChrisEvans thank u for making this world a better place mister :) https://t.co/8NZzV2nLDw— maria (@maria) 1554562805.0
@ChrisEvans Legend. We desperately needed this. Hope it’s the start of a turning point.— Jake Stormoen (@Jake Stormoen) 1554567234.0
Hmmm, is this Captain America's endgame?
@ChrisEvans you’re just asking for people to want you to run for president— abbi (@abbi) 1554563628.0
One was concerned mostly about Evans's emoji skills.
@ChrisEvans do you know that there’s a smiley emoji you can use— ariana (@ariana) 1554563853.0
So far, Evans interviewed Democratic Senators Chris Coons of Delaware and Cory Booker of New Jersey; Republican Senators Johnny Isakson of Georgia, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Jim Risch of Idaho and Tim Scott of South Carolina; and Democratic Representatives Ted Lieu and Swalwell, both of California.
There is no date on when the website will launch.
Chris Evans Opens Up About Hanging Up Captain America's Iconic Shield And The Emotional Impact Of 'Endgame' In New Interview
Captain America stud-meister Chris Evans is hanging up his shield for good as he is considering a retirement from acting.
But don't mention the word to him.
He discussed the semantics of retiring with The Hollywood Reporter.
"I never said the word 'retire.' It's a really obnoxious notion for an actor to say they're going to retire — it's not something you retire from."
After a ten-year stint as the superhero, Avengers: Endgame will be his last as the title loosely suggests. The 37-year-old is looking forward to the next chapter of his career as a director, but he's not in a rush with the transition.
"Momentum is a real fallacy, in my opinion. But it has a really strong hold on a lot of actors' mentalities. You really believe that while the ball's rolling, you gotta keep it rolling."
He disagrees about striking while the iron is hot.
"I could be wrong, but to me — I just don't believe in that. I don't think that's real."
The political Avenger: @ChrisEvans takes on Trump, Tom Brady, anxiety and those retirement rumors… https://t.co/S2Ob6NhaKq— Hollywood Reporter (@Hollywood Reporter) 1553691615.0
The actor reflected on his thoughts when he received the call from the studios to play Captain America. He wasn't the first choice. Marvel Studios put him on the back-burner during the initial stages of casting, according to director Kevin Feige.
"Getting the [Captain America] offer felt to me like the epitome of temptation. The ultimate job offer, on the biggest scale. I'm supposed to say no to this thing. It felt like the right thing to do."
His struggle to interpret a character who had "no real darkness to him" was one of the reasons for being evasive.
The initial hesitation @ChrisEvans had over the Cap role is hilarious: "There's no real darkness to him. How do I m… https://t.co/6Dxro99seQ— Ryan Parker (@Ryan Parker) 1553694264.0
But the absence of a dark history is what made his character appealing for fans.
@TheRyanParker @ChrisEvans It's his naivety and journey into a becoming a more seasoned hero that makes him engaging, amongst other things.— Chris Wilson (@Chris Wilson) 1553707593.0
@blown_wish @SamarJ24 @TheRyanParker @ChrisEvans My favorite part about the character. It’s why Civil War was so go… https://t.co/6BRrGjwjQW— Casey Williams (@Casey Williams) 1553709235.0
@TheRyanParker @ChrisEvans And it’s just what we need these days. A good guy. And that’s it.— Nathan Quarry (@Nathan Quarry) 1553715676.0
Evans passed on a nine-film deal with Marvel only to turn them down again after a whittled-down six-picture contract proposal. After Marvel persisted and co-star Robert Downey Jr. encouraged him, Evans relented.
@THR @ChrisEvans My love for this man has reached the biggest level— 𝕷𝒆𝒏𝒆 (@𝕷𝒆𝒏𝒆) 1553698243.0
In addition to considering him being one of the funniest guys on the set, Downey Jr. holds Evans in high regard for his contribution to the MCU.
"[Evans'] suspension of his own disbelief, regardless of whatever doubts he had, is the reason all these other worlds are able to be built."
"Starting with Avengers, and then Guardians, and Black Panther. People love to say — and I'll eat it up — that I'm kind of the progenitor of this whole universe. But if you want to talk about it in terms of team building, and you want to talk about it as the most successful creative relay race in the history of cinema, he was the critical leg."
Actor @ChrisEvans has said he's done playing #CaptainAmerica after #AvengersEndgame, but he would never say "the wo… https://t.co/UPdKAD94FA— Hollywood Reporter (@Hollywood Reporter) 1553693523.0
When the inevitable talking point about the secretive plot for Avengers: Endgame, he remained tight-lipped, as everyone involved with the production is bound by a strict nondisclosure agreement.
With so much secrecy surrounding Endgame, he was shocked at what little the trailer revealed so far.
Chris Evans on #AvengersEngame "I can't believe they even cut together a trailer," he says, "because so much of i… https://t.co/s1mE9QJilN— Marvelous Realm (@Marvelous Realm) 1553695413.0
But he did get emotional when thinking about the significance of his character's relevance in 2019.
"This one's really good. I choked up like three times."
@THR @EscoBlades @ChrisEvans Welp. Cap is definitely dying.— MittenFacedLad (@MittenFacedLad) 1553701620.0
@MarvelousRealm @THR Yeah he dead— Xela #FreeGeno (@Xela #FreeGeno) 1553701808.0
@MarvelousRealm @THR Cap dies for SURE He has been talking about it for 10 years— Mista J (@Mista J) 1553721396.0
Guess we'll just have to wait and see.
Whatever his definition of retiring is, his fans don't want that to happen.
@THR @ChrisEvans Why you gotta go boo https://t.co/ksxejLej9X— Sebastian Georgiev (@Sebastian Georgiev) 1553701511.0
@maddisonamberco @THR @ChrisEvans I’m already overly emotional this has topped it :(— Hannah ♡ (@Hannah ♡) 1553721783.0
Evans did express interest in doing a musical one day.
PUT HIM IN GUYS AND DOLLS https://t.co/FozfsIWXlv— 🏳️🌈 Ms. Marya E. Gates (@🏳️🌈 Ms. Marya E. Gates) 1553694150.0
Maybe "retirement" is just a euphemism for step-ball-changing into another facet of the industry, whatever that may be. But we'll all be on board long after we've grieved over his final Captain America appearance.
See you in theaters on April 26 for Avengers: Endgame!