Chris Evans Slams ‘Homophobic’ Men Planning Boston’s Straight Pride Parade





Actor Chris Evans took to Twitter on Tuesday to respond to news that three guys in Boston are organizing the city’s first “Straight Pride” Parade.

“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?'” he tweeted in response to a Washington Post article about the news. “Whatta ya think? Too on the nose??”



The Captain America star, who grew up in Boston and has a brother who is gay, also shared a post by James Fell, who explained why the “Straight Pride” parade should not be compared to LGBT Pride parades.

“Wow, the number gay/straight pride parade false equivalencies are disappointing. For those who don’t understand the difference, see below. 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,” Evans wrote as he quote tweeted Fell’s breakdown.

Bell writes:

“It’s official. Boston is going to have a ‘Straight Pride Parade.’

I’m straight. I like being straight. A big reason why I like being straight is that I’ve never once experienced bigotry for my sexuality. I didn’t have to fight for my right to marry the person of my choosing. I didn’t have to concern myself with being beaten or killed because others didn’t accept who I wanted to sleep with. I didn’t have to stay closeted out of fear, or worry about the reaction of my family, friends, or colleagues by coming out.

I never got called a slur for being straight. No one told me I’m going to burn in hell for being straight. There aren’t any programs where I could be sent to be tortured into no longer being straight. There aren’t any countries where you can be put to death simply for being straight.

There is nothing I 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.” It should be called a ‘I’m a homophobic piece of shit’ parade.”




Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez also weighed-in on the controversy:



The band Smash Mouth’s official twitter account also tweeted: