Chris Evans plays a great Captain America, but he might be the furthest thing from Cap in his real-life persona. Evans is, like many Hollywood celebs, something of a hard-leftist trapped in his hard-left Hollywood bubble.
Currently, Evans is gearing up for the release of his new film “Lightyear” where he plays Buzz Lightyear, the “real” version of the toy made popular by Tim Allen and the toy story movies. The film has drawn some criticism for a lesbian kiss scene within the movie. It also caused Middle Eastern countries to ban it from their theaters.
Evans made comments about the criticisms being faced for putting a homosexual kiss scene in a kid’s movie, calling the people who disagree with it “idiots” and effectively saying that they’re on the wrong side of history according to Reuters:
“The real truth is those people are idiots,” Evans said in an interview with Reuters Television ahead of the debut of “Lightyear” in theaters on Friday.
“Every time there’s been social advancement as we wake up, the American story, the human story is one of constant social awakening and growth and that’s what makes us good,” he added.
It’s not clear if he was calling the Middle Eastern people “idiots” and I doubt if he was called out on that, he’d try cleaning up his language, though it’s definitely pretty clear that he was calling people here in the states “idiots.”
Bold to insult a huge chunk of Americans before your movie comes out.
The thing is, Evans is both right and wrong here, and he’s more wrong than he is right.
For one, people who disagree with homosexuality and don’t want it displayed in kid’s movies aren’t “idiots.” Having a religious belief against or, just a distaste for, homosexuality doesn’t make one an idiot. Having a preference doesn’t make one stupid, it just means one has a preference. To some, homosexuality is about as appealing as watching someone put mayo on a boiled egg.
It doesn’t mean they’re a “homophobe” and it definitely doesn’t mean they hate people from the LGBT community.
This preference, whether personal or religious, means that they’re probably not going to approve of homosexuality being introduced to their children either. They’d rather their children not look at the lifestyle with approval. Again, not hate, just not approval.
Also, Evans is wrong about the “social advancement” aspect of the LGBT community. When the movement first began in earnest, the fight was for equal rights and to be left alone. Many, especially today, have no problem with this. What two people do in the privacy of their own lives is none of my business, and I don’t think it should be anyone else’s either.
The issue is that now the LGBT activists have moved the movement from “live and let live” to “obey or else.”
The “live and let live” aspect was inevitably going to win out. Gays and lesbians being left alone to do what they wanted to do with each other was always going to succeed in a society that values freedom. Even those who disagree with homosexuality do agree in keeping with the freedom the United States values, so many Americans simply stepped aside and homosexuals did their thing.
The “obey or else” aspect is a totally different beast. Now the movement is telling everyone else what they can and can’t do, and moreover, they’re trying to enact their will on your children subersively. It’s the direct opposite of what a country that values freedom will tolerate.
The LGBT activists have forced the movement into direct confrontation with everyone else in a bid to normalize their tyranny on the people, but it was always inevitable that the people would push back. Evans is wrong. At some point, the LGBT movement will be forced to abandon its more tyrannical plans and it will lose its power.
Evans is right, however. Homosexuality, especially in kid’s movies, will become more normalized as companies attempt to assist in the normalization themselves. Disney, for instance, is a massive corporation with a lot of power and a lot of properties. It creates a lot of what you watch, and especially what your child watches.
Moreover, as a private company, it has every right to do that.
But you have every right not to watch it. You definitely have every right to not allow your child to sit down and watch it if you don’t want them to. You also have the right to not allow your child to watch any movies with Chris Evans in them, seeing as how he thinks you’re an idiot.