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‘Captain America’ star Chris Evans is fighting white supremacists on Twitter

He's living up to Captain America's anti-fascist legacy.


Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Internet Culture

Posted on Feb 14, 2017   Updated on May 25, 2021, 12:15 am CDT

Chris EvansTwitter presence has gone through an interesting evolution in recent months, graduating from cheerfully innocuous posts to relatable political anger.

His tweets about the Trump administration have led to some inevitable comparisons with his role as Captain America—along with some unwanted attention from former KKK leader David Duke.

In response to a racist, antisemitic tweet from Duke on Monday, Chris Evans laid down the law.

A very appropriate message from the public face of Captain America, a superhero who—despite a recent Marvel Comics plot twist—is still seen by many as a symbol of freedom and equality.

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*First Published: Feb 14, 2017, 10:59 am CST