If we weren’t already fans of Chris Evans. We would be now.
The actor, known for for his role as Captain America in the movies of the same name, as well as “The Avengers” series, did probably the best job ever of putting the idiocy of the so-called “Straight Pride” parade folks into perspective.
Evans wrote the best tweet in the world when calling out the Boston alternative parade organizers. Evans wrote:
“Wow! Cool initiative fellas!! Just a thought, instead of ‘Straight Pride’ parade, how about this: The desperately trying to bury your own gay thoughts by being homophobic because no one taught us how to access our emotions as children’ parade? Whatta ya think? Too on the nose?”
Evans is from Boston and may have felt a particular need to call out people from his hometown. Not done, Evans went on to share a post from the author, James Bell, as well. That post read in part:
“There’s nothing I’ve 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.’ I should be called a ‘I’m a homophobic piece of s—‘ parade.”
Well said gentlemen.