Chris Evans blasted a group of men planning to hold a “Straight Pride” parade in his hometown of Boston as “homophobic.”

The Marvel star took to Twitter to tell the men that instead of focusing on people’s sexual orientation, they should look inside themselves.


“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??” the Captain America actor tweeted.


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Evans continued his thoughts by sharing a post from author James Fell, who recommended the event be re-named to the “‘I’m a homophobic piece of s—‘ parade.”

“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.

LGBTQ rights are personal for Evans, whose younger brother, actor Scott Evans, is gay.

The “Straight” parade is tentatively scheduled for August 31 by Mark Sahady and two other men.

It is a “chance to have a patriotic parade in Boston as we celebrate straight pride,” according to a comment Sahady made on Facebook.

News of the parade comes just as Pride Month gets underway for the LGBTQ community.

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