Kanye West causing controversy is nothing new, so much so that not even a pro-Trump performance on Saturday Night Live surprised us. However, it seems Captain America himself hasn't taken too kindly to Hollywood's latest showpiece villian.
While Trump supporters will no doubt be riled at the prospect of having an elite Hollywood actor criticizing a famous Trump supporter, reasonable observers of politics on both the left and right will no doubt agree that Chris Evans's eloquent response to Kanye West's unbridled support of the president was certainly impressive and in many peoples' minds- much needed.
The drama first came about after Ye was recorded expressing his love for the mercurial Leader of The Free World on video by Chris Rock in a recording of SNL which attracted much booing from the audience. This then led the College Dropout hitmaker to post a photo aboard his private jet. The tweet read,
"This represents good and America becoming whole again. We will no longer outsource to other countries. We build factories here in America and create jobs. We will provide jobs for all who are free from prisons as we abolish the 13th amendment. Message sent with love."
Another day, another outlandish Kanye tweet, right? Not quite.
Just when the Twittersphere had had its drama for the day, up stepped Captain America actor Chris Evans, who- in many eyes at least- eloquently schooled the rapper for his apparent lack of knowledge.
"There’s nothing more maddening than debating someone who doesn’t know history, doesn’t read books, and frames their myopia as virtue. The level of unapologetic conjecture I’ve encountered lately isn’t just frustrating, it’s retrogressive, unprecedented and absolutely terrifying," Evans tweeted.
While it is up to personal opinion on whether Evans's reply was warranted, many on Twitter certainly seem to think so.
One wrote in capitals, "CAN YOU BELIEVE CHRIS EVANS JUST ENDED KANYE'S CAREER."
However, others, while impressed by Evan's takedown, agreed that the tweet was far from career-ending.
"Im going to preface this by saying I am NOT a Kanye West fan. Chris Evans did NOT end his career. As long as the black community continues to support him, his career, unfortunately, will be just fine. If it didnt end with that "slavery is a choice" comment, it wont end with this," one user argued.
Another was of the opinion that if Kanye's controversial antics could end his career nothing would. "Even Kanye can't kill Kanye's career dude literally said slavery was choice and still at the top, I don't think a tweet from a celebrity is gonna end his career lol."
Was Kanye schooled by Chris Evans? Or is he perfectly within his right- regardless of how many books he's read- to voice his opinions on the president?
As always, leave your comments below.