Chris Evans on Wednesday blasted a small group of men who are planning to hold a “Straight Pride” parade.
The Marvel star sent a strong message (via social media) that those individuals seeking a permit for the parade in his hometown of Boston were “homophobic” and had issues of their own with which to deal.
“Wow! Cool initiative, fellas!! Just a thought, instead of ‘Straight Pride’ parade, how about this: The ‘desperately trying to bury our 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 tweeted to his more than 12.2 million followers. He added, “Wow, the number gay/straight pride parade false equivalencies are disappointing. … Instead of going immediately to anger(which is actually just fear of what you don’t understand)take a moment to search for empathy and growth.”
June is Pride Month for the LGBT community.
Mark Sahady, vice president of Super Happy Fun America, an apparently serious group “on behalf of the straight community,” announced its parade is tentatively scheduled for Aug. 31.
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