(Tea Party PAC) – Why does our culture lend so much weight to the uninformed opinions of elitists in Hollywood?
Their asinine statements continually prove that actors should be seen, not heard. Case in point: Chris Evans.
Marvel’s “Captain America” and star of the upcoming Avengers: Endgame told The Hollywood Reporter he would be “disappointed” in himself if he didn’t spew his vulgar opinions about the “dumb sh*t” President Donald Trump and “cut ties” with any associates who support the president.
Most of us with brains don’t hang on every word from the mouths of celebrities, but Evans’ latest anti-Trump rant is hardly surprising given his 2017 comments about Trump’s election causing him to feel “rage” and “fury.”
“It’s unbelievable. People were just so desperate to hear someone say that someone is to blame,” he said at the time. Coming from someone who pins the evils of the world squarely on the shoulders of his own president, the irony is enough to gag you.
“You don’t want to alienate half your audience,” Evans said in the drippy, sycophantic THR interview. “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.”
The actor proceeded to further reveal his prejudice when discussing his friendship with Patriots QB Tom Brady: “I really hope he’s not a Trump supporter…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,” Evans continued, “but maybe there’s a chance now he just thinks Trump’s an absolute dumb sh*t, which he is.”
In other words, if his fellow millionaire celebrity friend will only renounce any past support of his president, Evans will ever-so-magnanimously absolve him of this sin and welcome him back into the fold of the liberal elite.
If Brady still supports his own president (what a shocking notion) and is “still on that Trump train,” however, Evans says he will have to “cut ties”.
So, the tolerant, loving left is prepared to ostracize anyone who has a different political stance. What a joke.
To secure himself the highest possible street cred with the ultra-leftist crowd, Evans concluded the interview with a condescending talk about his privilege as a straight, white male.
Grab a barf bag:
Evans has a platform and he’s using it. But like a lot of straight white men seeking to consciously and conscientiously navigate a tumultuous moment in the history of straight white male-dom, he’s learned that shutting up is important, too. At Slate’s urging, he read Rebecca Solnit’s The Mother of All Questions, a collection of essays about the insidious side effects of patriarchy, and took away a great deal. “You have to understand that you don’t understand,” he says. It’s not the most action-heroish way to look at things — but that may be the secret of his appeal as a movie star.
Sadly, this isn’t the last we can expect to hear from Evans, who plans to co-found a political blog site, to be titled A Starting Point, to “create informed, responsible, and empathetic citizens.”
The guy who feels “rage” and “fury” over a presidential election and is ready to cut people out of his life over political leanings wants to lecture us on empathy? How much more delusional can you get?
THR reports that Evans has been meeting with his fellow leftists in Congress for interviews to start building up content for the site:
Evans campaigned for Hillary Clinton in 2016; and while he has not decided on his 2020 candidate, his crusading use of his platform has made him a real-life superhero to a certain segment of the online #Resistance. Days after we talk, he pops up on Capitol Hill to do some bipartisan grip-and-grins with Senate Democrats Brian Schatz, Chris Coons and Jeff Merkley and Republican Lisa Murkowski. In March, he does the same at the House of Representatives. It turns out he’s conducting interviews for A Starting Point, a politics website whose mission is “to create informed, responsible and empathetic citizens.” He’s a co-founder, along with the actor Mark Kassen and entrepreneur Joe Kiani; the launch date has yet to be announced.
Now that it turns out Evans is literally quitting his day job as “Cap”, we need to brace ourselves for future attacks from him and his elitist ilk. Be on the lookout.