“Captain America” Star Chris Evans Discusses Starting a Liberal Political Website
For “empathetic citizens.”
Chris Evans, star of the highly successful Captain America franchise, isn’t shy about sharing his political beliefs. He’s a very liberal celebrity who speaks out constantly about politics.
Given that Avengers: Endgame is (supposedly) his final appearance as the character, he’s focusing on his post-Marvel career.
In a series of interviews this past week, he suggested he’s going to be starting up a new political website for “empathetic citizens.”
From the Washington Examiner:
There is no launch date yet for the website, called A Starting Point, which Evans co-founded with fellow actor Mark Kassan and entrepreneur Joe Kiani, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The “Captain America” star has been to Capitol Hill to conduct interviews for the website with Sens. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, Chris Coons, D-Del., Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, as well as lawmakers in the House.
Evans campaigned for Hillary Clinton in 2016 and is a vocal detractor of President Trump, but says he has not yet decided on a 2020 candidate to back.
“You don’t want to alienate half your audience,” Evans said. “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.”
Evans’ uncle is Mike Capuano, a former Democratic representative from Massachusetts who was defeated in a primary in 2018.
Despite the fact that he’s apparently never met Tom Brady, he’s threatening to now publicly distance himself from the football legend should it turn out Brady still supports Trump. Little more than virtue signalling. He’s already discussed an unwillingness to make friends with Trump Supporters.
None of this seems to have bothered Disney or Marvel Studios who have largely downplayed the actual politics of their movie franchises. Even while their actors and crew like Mark Ruffalo, James Gunn, and Brie Larson run their mouths about contentious political topics, Disney stays out of it, at least publicly.
Back in 2013, Chris Evans and Ben Shapiro famously got into a spat on Twitter in which he tweeted “I genuinely dislike Ben Shapiro.”
I genuinely dislike @benshapiro
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) May 3, 2013
Ben Shapiro, being Ben Shapiro, wonderfully trolled Evans by making the Tweet the only tweet in the history of his timeline that he’s liked.
I appreciate @ChrisEvans. Just look at my liked tweet. There's only one. https://t.co/8ViQQ0dEjq
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) March 15, 2017
Despite this, Evans has maintained a solid image as one of Disney’s biggest stars, a good guy who does tons of charity work. Considering how much of his goodwill has come from his on-screen persona as Steve Rogers/Captain America, he’s often addressed as though he was the character. As such, there’s plenty of room for breaking people’s hearts.
Chris is well within his rights to start a political website if he wants to but the immediate effect it could have on his post-Marvel reputation could be severe. His most famous character is a symbol for American pride and virtue. While it’s not new for actors or writers to disabuse the character for hamfisted political statements, it would be a shame if the actor portraying one of his most famous incarnations became a symbol for political hostility.
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Because we don’t have enough liberal political websites, I support this.
It’s as if he thinks this is some huge, under-served market. And they are all just dying to hear what he has to say about it.
Obi Wan Kenobe sez “It is a level of Stupidity I have not seen in a Long Time.”
This is exactly the kind of “unconnectedness” the left needs more of. The “savior” everyone has been waiting for. How dumb do you have to be to be a liberal anyway?
Chris = old English meaning world’s biggest idiot?????????
“Ben Shapiro, being Ben Shapiro, wonderfully trolled Evans by making the Tweet the only tweet in the history of his timeline that he’s liked.”
I have long thought that who dislikes someone may well be the best gage of their social value.
Is there a vacuum of liberal opinion that Evans needs to fill?
“Empathetic citizens” – like those who feel for the millions in Venezuela and other countries that suffer under socialism that he no doubts espouses?
Those who feel for the Forgotten Man?
Those who feel for people unemployed by the fight for $15 who lose the dignity of work ?
The ones who feel for those oppressed by a public school monopoly yearning for school choice?
The ones who feel for black mothers whose kids were in school choice programs who voted Republican (90% of them BTW) in Florida in order to protect the program?
The ones who feel for black NRA members who vote to keep the right to bear arms against gun control laws that were introduced in this country in many cases to disenfranchise blacks? And get mercilessly called names if they let people know it?
Nah, bro, not that kind of empathy.
“Now shut up and listen while I tell you what to feel” kinda empathy is what he will be looking for I suspect.
I think Chris Evans misspelled the word “sucker” now that I re-read the article.
See this is 100% fine for me.
Chris Evans in general is a pretty classy guy. He waited to launch his budding political career until after the
Despite playing Captain America, I never felt like he used that to lecture down to people. He wants to launch a political career, fine, I’ll disagree with him.
Brie Larson, on the other hand, is going to single-handedly end Marvel dominance. She’s the most condescending liberal caricature imaginable, and was insulting the fan base before her movie even came out. Brie Larson is poison for the MCU and they’re too busy crowing over Captain Marvel’s ‘success’ (as if any movie sandwiched in between the Infinity War halves coupled with the lie about how you ‘have’ to see the movie to understand Endgame wouldn’t have done $1 billion).
Myself and a whole bunch of other people have explicitly said – when Endgame is done, we’re done with Marvel. I don’t care about 3/4 of the new Avengers, and if Captain Feminist is going to be the face of the MCU with her loudmouthed condescension they aren’t going to get another penny from us.
So he’s related to ex-Congressman Capuano…
His uncle was beaten by a Soros backed socialist.
Chris is further left that Uncle Mike. He’d have probably voted against him. Inflated egos…
Yes, Chris is from MA. What a surprise there. He grew up in a liberal echo chamber.
I believe I read a quote in a local paper that he would have to think twice about playing Tom Brady in a movie. I am sure Brady, the greatest football player of all time, is really broken up that Evans won’t pretend to be him.
he’s a POS who found a niche.
This what happens when you live in a bubble and hear/see only what those in the bubble believe. What is the foundation for these celeb’s opinions and views? Because they act or have a lot of money? What gives them the right to tell the rest of us how to live or vote. They have no experience that would give them inside knowledge on the subjects that they champion. For most of the females now considering boycotting GA because of their heartbeat abortion bill is mindless. Do they really think that the majority of people in GA give a rat’s ass whether or not they come back here again? The only people they will hurt are Pinewood studios who have just built a huge complex for production including a lot of housing. They have nothing to do with the heartbeat bill. But hey, to a lib reason has no meaning.
I despise the tax credit program for Hollywood. It is a wealth transfer program providing money to wealthy people. I could think of a number of ways to use that same quantity of tax credits in counties and towns in Georgia to assist indigenous business owners in developing and expanding their businesses to create jobs where they are really needed.
I also believe that the assumptions and multiplier ratios used are bogus and that the tax credits for film are not nearly as beneficial as they are purported to be.
yes, you are correct and it’s the same BS when the NFL wants a new stadium or wants to hold the Superbowl in some town. They use benefit numbers that are totally bogus. As far as I can tell there is only a handful of peop[le getting rich from Hollywood in GA. If they pull out it won’t affect very many.
The C and D list poseurs and pretenders want to boycott Georgia?
I’d do something better than that: repeal the tax credits for the film industry and pass legislation banning people of such low moral character and intellect from Georgia.
Repeal all those Tax Credits for that Democrat/MSM/Movie Industrial Complex.
When you note the absolute sewer full of bad product they have produced in the last 20 years or so, you know they have way too much “Free Cash Flow” – to use the fictional term Jeff Bezos likes to make up for Amazon……..
His post Marvel reputation can be that of an imbecile.
Their next movie in the franchise.
Well, if Hollywood can give us a Charlie Chan played by some Swedish guy, I suppose it’s not much sillier to insult us with a Captain America played by a liberal suckass.
With the very liberal trending of Marvel, and the destruction of characters the comic book has done in the name of social justice, is it any wonder that a professional pretender aka actor would be liberal, even if it means alienating fans?
The reason for the popularity of his character, a persona he only pretends to be, is because it was not such a liberal one. I wonder how well he can paint, maybe he can take over for Jim Carrey, if not Shia LeBeoff might give him pointers on a satisfying hermit era career.
Thank goodness! Finally an outlet for a liberal viewpoint. The Us, and the entire planet earth, has long suffered from a dearth of liberal outlets.
Thankfully, we have one of the special breed of omnipotent people known as “actors” to regurgitate information and edify the gross, unwashed masses. He memorizes lines written by other people and pretends to be someone else in front of the camera. Obviously, he has earned a well rounded education from such experience and is highly knowledgeable on all the topics important to American voters.
I mean, really, what saps need to pursue the inchoate book-based education first and then the real education by working for years developing experience and all the intuition, wisdom, and judgment that come from it when they can be an actor and know it all?
I cannot wait until Captain America saves America for us!
And we are listening to an entertainer playing the role of comic book characters?
He will have no more success now that he has made it known that he is a Demoncrat liberal (a.k.a., on the plantation).
Must be a slow news day.
I wish him all the success Mark Hamil has had outside of tinsel town.
Bad career move.
It’s sad that the character playing Captain America is so anti-American. Still, I enjoyed the first Captain America movie; he actually seemed like the right kind of man in that one but then he went downhill.
Don’t know why it is, but I like the Marvel movies that no one else does, but dislike all the favorites; I’m old-fashioned I guess!
Captain America is a much, much better person than the guy who plays him.
Captain Stupid had it made. Now he’s opened his mouth and made an ass of himself.
Evans, we have your name. And we won’t be watching ANYTHING to do with you.
Would it be to much to ask to have the actor that plays Captain America not absolutely loath America?
C’mon little Chris… Drop the pretense and the “em” in “empathetic citizens.” We know who you’ll really be courting with your website. Easily manipulated and malleable little lemmings.
So he can sell them his underwear at outrageous prices.
Duh, Captain…..Underroos of course.
I always found him too short for Captain America in my own mind
Now I find him too stupid
First of all, we are talking about an ACTOR who works in HOLLYWOOD. This is important. He is also an actor who is giving up a very lucrative gig, playing Captain America, on screen, and is seeking to undertake new projects in that market. For that, he needs money from backers. And, just like the 17 year old high school student who spends his weekends volunteering at the local nursing home so that he can get into college, Evens is playing a supporter of liberal policies to impress investors. After all, if he was really a supporter of these policies, he would not be accepting million dollar roles, while most actors are making less than $150,000 a year. Or, at the very least, he would be demanding that all actors make at least $500,000 a year. After all, they are doing the same job that he is.
It is best to ignore these people, as they do not inhabit the same space-time continuum as the rest of us.
This guy makes me not want to watch any Marvel movies.
He figures if Beto can run for POTUS …