Perhaps our beloved Captain America isn't quite the pro-American hero we thought he was...
Chris Evans, famous for his role as Marvel's Captain America, has spoken out on his hatred for President Donald Trump to the point of cutting ties with the New England Patriots over quarterback Tom Brady's support of Trump. Yikes.
Evans told The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday, "I really hope he’s not a Trump supporter," speaking of Brady, "I’m just hoping he’s one of those guys that maybe supported him and now regrets it. Maybe he thought it was going to be different — and even that bothers me — but maybe there’s a chance now he just thinks Trump’s an absolute dumb sh**, which he is. If he doesn’t, if he’s still on that Trump train, I might have to cut ties. It’s really tough."
Here's the kicker: Evans has never even met Brady!
Evans added that he would willingly alienate his fan base to criticize Trump. He said, "You don’t want to alienate half your audience, but I’d be disappointed in myself if I didn’t speak up. Especially for fear of some monetary repercussion or career damage — that just feels really gross to me."
I wonder if he actually considered the blowback this might have on his career considering a large portion of his fan base supports our freedom loving president.
As far as Brady goes, he openly admitted that he supports Trump back in 2015. However, he also has not been shy about speaking up when he does not agree with him. For example, when Trump criticized the NFL players kneeling during the National Anthem, Brady took a step back and explained his reasoning why:
"I respect why people are doing what they are doing. And they’re doing it for different reasons, and that’s okay," he continued, "You know, you can do things for your reason. They can do things for their reason, and you have respect for that. But, I thought it was great."
"I’ve been playing sports long enough [to know] everyone comes from something different, and I think showing respect for everybody, in a locker room, with a team of guys trying to go in the same direction — you better have that empathy for everybody. That’s what sports are about," Brady said.
"I think everyone has the right to do whatever they want to do. If you don’t agree, that is fine. You can voice your disagreement, I think that is great. It’s part of our democracy. As long as it is done in a peaceful, respectful way, that is what our country has been all about," he added.
Sounds to me like Evans could take a lesson or two from Brady. Even if you disagree, you can agree to disagree without making a dunce of yourself.