Chris Evans Sets Kanye Straight After West Calls To Abolish 13th Amendment
By Peyton Blakemore
October 1, 2018
Chris Evans doesn't only think Kanye West's recent shenanigans are annoying, he thinks they're dangerous.
The Captain America actor took to Twitter to blast the "All Mine" rapper after he tweeted that the United States should "abolish the 13th Amendment," which for those who don't know is the amendment that outlawed slavery in the U.S. in 1864. "There’s nothing more maddening than debating someone who doesn’t know history, doesn’t read books, and frames their myopia as virtue," Chris wrote on Twitter. "The level of unapologetic conjecture I’ve encountered lately isn’t just frustrating, it’s retrogressive, unprecedented and absolutely terrifying."
Chris' tweet came in response to Ye's pro-Trump tweet that he wrote alongside a photo of him wearing a Make America Great Again hat after his controversial Saturday Night Live performance on Saturday (September 29.) "This represents good and America becoming whole again," he wrote. "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."
To shed more light on his previous statement about Ye's dangerous way of thinking, Chris additionally tweeted this quote from American writer and biochemistry professor Isaac Asimov: "The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your 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. https://t.co/4jCFwB4T5U— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) September 30, 2018
As fans know, Ye was booed onstage after he went on a pro-Trump rant as the closing credits rolled on SNL's season 44 premiere. "It’s so many times that I talk to a white person about this, and they say, ‘How could you support Trump? He’s racist.’ Well if I was concerned about racism, I would have moved out of America a long time ago. We don’t just make our decisions off of racism. I’ma break it down to you right now: If someone inspires me and I connect with them, I don’t have to believe in all they policies.,” he said while wearing a MAGA hat. "You see they laughing at me. You heard ’em, they scream at me, they bully me. They bullied me backstage they said, ‘Don’t go out there with that hat on.’ They bullied me backstage. They bullied me. And then they say I’m in a sunken place. You want to see the sunken place? Okay, I’ma listen to y’all now."
He then removed his MAGA hat before putting it right back on, saying, “Or I’ma put my Superman cape on, which means you can’t tell me what to do. Follow your heart and stop following your mind. That’s how we’re controlled. That how we’re programmed. If you want the world to move forward, try love.”
A source later told People: “No one bullied him about wearing the MAGA hat. He wore it in promos and all week before the show even aired and was asking everyone if they thought he should wear the hat, interns, anyone walking by who would listen.”
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