Chris Evans has made it no secret that he vehemently disapproves of the Trump administration. The 35-year-old, who plays Captain America, has taken to Twitter often in recent months to express his feelings on anything from Trump's targeting of Muslims and the LGBT community, to Steve Bannon's involvement in the White House.
He even got in a fight with former KKK grand muckety-muck David Duke when Duke got bent out of shape about Chris having dated women of color (the horror!). But the greatest thing about Evans's posts is that — in true Cap fashion — he puts the focus on inclusivity and keeping positive:
Esquire recently caught up with Chris for an in-depth interview in which he expressed the mounting frustration many are feeling regarding the Trump administration:
“I feel rage. I feel fury. It’s unbelievable. People were just so desperate to hear someone say that someone is to blame. They were just so happy to hear that someone was angry. Hear someone say that Washington sucks. They just want something new without actually understanding. I mean, guys like Steve Bannon — Steve Bannon! — this man has no place in politics.”
It's great to hear a #celebrity be able to empathize with the opposing side. We can all take a leaf out of Chris's book in that regard!
Evans is far from the only celebrity who's taken a vocal stance on politics since Trump's election. Celebrity Twitter accounts and awards ceremonies have been chock full of political tirades against Trump's policies, to the chagrin of some who would rather celebrities just entertained and didn't exercise their first amendment rights.
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But while some celebrities have decided to keep mum about politics, for Chris Evans, it's a matter of self-respect over selling movie tickets:
“Look, I’m in a business where you’ve got to sell tickets. But, my God, I would not be able to look at myself in the mirror if I felt strongly about something and didn’t speak up. I think it’s about how you speak up. We’re allowed to disagree. If I state my case and people don’t want to go see my movies as a result, I’m okay with that.”
But he's also mindful of the way he goes about expressing his opinions:
"Some people say, 'Don't you see what's happening? It's time to yell.' Yeah, I see it, and it's time for calm. Because not everyone who voted for Trump is going to be some horrible bigot. There are a lot of people in that middle; those are the people you can't lose your credibility with. If you're trying to change minds, by spewing too much rhetoric you can easily become white noise."
Keep on keeping on, Cap! We're right here with you.
Check out the full interview with Esquire, in which Chris talks everything from skydiving to the Pats, right here.
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