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Chris Evans Reacts to Boston's Upcoming 'Straight Pride' Parade

Thursday June 6, 2019

Actor and Boston native Chris Evans is reacting to the news that Boston will be holding a "straight pride" parade after three men obtained a permit for the event.

Taking to Twitter the "Avengers" star retweeted The Washington Post's report and slammed the news.

"Wow! Cool initiative, fellas!!" he wrote to his 12.2 million followers. "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??

Unsurprisingly, Evans' tweet went viral, earning nearly 340,000 likes.

Later on, the actor retweeted a post by James Fell, condemning a "straight pride" event. Evans, who has a gay brother, added his own comment:

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.

Read more details about the "straight pride" parade in Boston by clicking here.

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