Captain America might not be all that into punching Nazis in his current, controversial Marvel comics run, but his IRL counterpart, Chris Evans, is certainly putting the Cap name to good use. When infamous white nationalist David Duke tweeted out his support for the recently confirmed Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Evans responded in proper Steve Rogers fashion.
Duke, an avowed white supremacist, avid Holocaust denier, and a former Imperial Wizard — meaning leader — of the Ku Klux Klan, tweeted that “Mr. Trump’s appointment of Bannon, Flynn and Sessions are the first steps in the project of taking America back.”
The newly appointed Sessions was a controversial pick, as he’s been hit with allegations of racism for decades now — and they’re not empty claims. It doesn’t help that he’s supported by people like Duke, a fact that Evans was more than happy to point out on Twitter, tweeting that if David Duke “thinks you’re right, then you are unequivocally wrong.”
“The confirmation of [Jeff Sessions] is beyond words,” Cap wrote.
Almost two hours after Evans’s initial tweet, Duke jumped in with “Typical dumb actor - if everything I say is wrong, then when I say I oppose these Zionists wars, you must be for them, Captain America!?” obviously thinking he’d really thrown Evans off his game.
Nope! Evans immediately clapped back with: “well if these nuggets of bigotry are some of your OTHER thoughts, then I stand by my original tweet.” Embedded into the tweet was a list of quotes from Duke, including but definitely not limited to:
I shudder to contemplate the future under nonwhite occupation; rapes, murders, robberies multiplied a hundred fold, illiteracy such as in Haiti, medicine such as in Mexico, and tyranny such as in Togoland.
Our clear goal must be the advancement of the white race and separation of the white and black races. This goal must include freeing of the American media and government from subservient Jewish interests.
Of course you know the miracle of AIDS, we all do. It’s the only disease that turns fruits into vegetables.
Never one to back away from a fight and always happy to speak the truth to power, the IRL Steve Rogers ended it all with a simple but vitally important message: “We can’t let hatred be the loudest voice.”
If the world needed any more confirmation that Evans was the perfect choice to play Captain America, we have it now.