Actor Chris Evans Calls Out Homophobe Ben Shapiro via Twitter

  • MiamiRealJock

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    May 03, 2013 9:44 PM GMT
    Last night, Breitbart editor-at-large Ben Shapiro told CNN’s Piers Morgan that if you think Jason Collins coming out as gay is a big deal then you hate America because you think America is a homophobic country.

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    Morgan confronted Shapiro over a series of distasteful tweets he made immediately following Collin’s announcement. “Come off it,” Morgan said. “Give the guy a break. He’s the first one to come out. He’s a brave guy. I applaud him. To have your first thought to get on Twitter and sneer him, it’s cheap.”

    After the segment aired, Evans took to twitter to stand up for his gay brother and tell Shapiro he is no fan of his.

    Check out the tweets and video below:

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  • Musicman91

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    May 04, 2013 4:37 AM GMT
    I dunno who this Shapiro guy is but his voice is very annoying.
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    May 04, 2013 5:04 AM GMT
    Chris Evans is my hero ha :-p as well as pierce and jason... But mostly CHRIS EVANS!!! Happy-31st-birthday-Chris-Evans-01-512x5
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    May 04, 2013 10:28 AM GMT
    he looks like the guy from my chemical romance aged 40 years
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    May 04, 2013 12:53 PM GMT
    Dunno who this Shapiro guy is, but I have to agree with his statement that heroism has been defined down in recent years, just as 'Hitler" has been defined downward.

    Both are over used. One to elevate people with whom you think alike and the other to denigrate those with whom you disagree.

    "Brave" would have been a better description than "hero".


    PS: Morgan is just another talking-head on cable who asks a question and then talks over his guest's answer, just like Bill O'Reilly, whom you all love to hate.
  • brickboy1966

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    May 04, 2013 1:44 PM GMT
    Unfortunately he has a right to his own opinion.
  • jeepguySD

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    May 04, 2013 2:04 PM GMT
    I have always thought Chris Evans is very hot, but now I have a new found respect for him. Looking at his previous tweets he has been consistently pro-gay rights. Nice to see.
  • MikeW

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    May 04, 2013 2:13 PM GMT
    If I could get my body to look like Chris Evans' I would be a happy man. Not impossible, either, although obviously it would be a 30 years older version.

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    May 04, 2013 2:20 PM GMT
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    He has one of those perfect, yet natural figures. Stunning.
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    May 04, 2013 2:30 PM GMT
    Am glad Chris supported Ben, but at the same time whenever someone comes out they can't be hailed as a hero. Am glad Jason came out and it is very brave of him, but can't we make it normal for a guy to come out, instead of a big deal.
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    May 04, 2013 2:42 PM GMT
    I think Ben Shapiro needs to realize different people have different types of heroes.

    Coming out at the first openly gay professional athletes takes a lot of courage and we as Americans classify courageous acts as heroism.

    In regards to Shapiro's books..... they suck and are out in right field. I don't know about UCLA but at my University professors do NOT preach about pedophilia and statutory rape. Yes people in college are going to discuss sexual freedom, seems to me somebody was never attractive enough to gain the ladies attention.
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    May 04, 2013 2:52 PM GMT
    StudlyScrewRite said Dunno who this Shapiro guy is, but I have to agree with his statement that heroism has been defined down in recent years, just as 'Hitler" has been defined downward.

    Both are over used. One to elevate people with whom you think alike and the other to denigrate those with whom you disagree.

    "Brave" would have been a better description than "hero".


    PS: Morgan is just another talking-head on cable who asks a question and then talks over his guest's answer, just like Bill O'Reilly, whom you all love to hate.


    Who exactly officially labeled him a hero? I see Jason Collins more as a role model rather than a hero. He is a role model for the LGBT community, especially those who are in the closet and needed the courage to come out and those on sports teams around the world that now know they are not alone and can find the courage to come out to their teammates when the time is right.

    Chris Evans on the other hand is without a doubt a hero, and can dress up as Captain America any day of the week his fine ass chooses. ;)

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    May 04, 2013 2:57 PM GMT
    asnextdoor saidAm glad Chris supported Ben, but at the same time whenever someone comes out they can't be hailed as a hero. Am glad Jason came out and it is very brave of him, but can't we make it normal for a guy to come out, instead of a big deal.

    From a social / historical POV, the first time anyone does anything it is a big deal and it isn't uncommon for media to broadcast it and make it an even bigger deal. Attention brings revenue. Once it happens a few times, not so much. Eventually it isn't 'news' at all.
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    May 04, 2013 3:14 PM GMT
    MikeW saidIf I could get my body to look like Chris Evans' I would be a happy man. Not impossible, either, although obviously it would be a 30 years older version.

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    Damn , I want symmetrical abs.
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    May 04, 2013 3:24 PM GMT
    asnextdoor saidAm glad Chris supported Ben, but at the same time whenever someone comes out they can't be hailed as a hero. Am glad Jason came out and it is very brave of him, but can't we make it normal for a guy to come out, instead of a big deal.

    The difference between straight athletes and and gay athletes is that you see straight athletes with their wives all the time. I always see guys like Kobe kissing his wife and his daughters after games. What if Kobe was gay w/o officially coming out, but you saw him kissing his husband after the game. The media would be all over that. What if another gay athlete didn't come out, but you heard about him getting married to a man? The media would be all over that as well. It's basically the same thing as a guy like Jason Collins coming out. He doesn't have to hide who he really is anymore now that the world knows that he's gay.
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    May 04, 2013 3:45 PM GMT
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    The difference between straight athletes and and gay athletes is that you see straight athletes with their wives all the time. I always see guys like Kobe kissing his wife and his daughters after games. What if Kobe was gay w/o officially coming out, but you saw him kissing his husband after the game. The media would be all over that. What if another gay athlete didn't come out, but you heard about him getting married to a man? The media would be all over that as well. It's basically the same thing as a guy like Jason Collins coming out. He doesn't have to hide who he really is anymore now that the world knows that he's gay.

    It's funny how quickly we (and the media) forget. Scott Norton (pro bowler) made headlines when he won and without thinking (yeah, all natural) kissed his partner!

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    It's unfortunate that it's the sport that decides if it's important rather than the fact that two people love enough to share a personal moment publicly.
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    May 04, 2013 3:49 PM GMT
    One can also look at heroes/heroines in the Shakespearean sense. Often they're models not just for things that they did perfectly right, but for actions and deeds that, in retrospect, revealed human flaws we can learn from. Not all heroes and heroines are flawless arbiters and administrators of human Good.

    Shapiro's critique of Jason's praisers falls flat by ignoring that premise. Jason Collins came out as gay... not perfect, not a savior. We hear constantly in the aftermath of the story, "Jason didn't fight in any wars, he didn't save any lives, he's not courageous, he's not a hero!" But his coming out will have secondary and tertiary "ripple" effects that can save countless lives, and save many more from feeling that building their lives around deception is their only recourse.

    In Jason's case, the "tragedy," if you will, was that in order to do something he loved, he felt he had to exist in the public eye while carrying around an anchor and concealing it, even among the people who care about him and depend upon him. He didn't fire weapons in any public wars, but he fought a personal war full of contradictions and fear, and came out victorious. Fortunately for him, his "tragic" story can now have a happy ending.

    Shapiro knows America is no more homophobic than most other countries on this planet. But it is one nation among many where most citizens have been, or are, homophobic, enough so that their collective homophobia drives the democratic policies and social practices we all live under today. What many countries don't have, though, is a Constitution artfully structured to grant its citizens, eventually, the "life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness" promised via our Declaration of Independence. Collins' open acknowledgement allows him start to pursue happiness for himself, not just for those around him, or for the satisfaction of people like most of Shapiro's base of readers.
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    May 04, 2013 3:51 PM GMT
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    jr17 said
    The difference between straight athletes and and gay athletes is that you see straight athletes with their wives all the time. I always see guys like Kobe kissing his wife and his daughters after games. What if Kobe was gay w/o officially coming out, but you saw him kissing his husband after the game. The media would be all over that. What if another gay athlete didn't come out, but you heard about him getting married to a man? The media would be all over that as well. It's basically the same thing as a guy like Jason Collins coming out. He doesn't have to hide who he really is anymore now that the world knows that he's gay.

    It's funny how quickly we (and the media) forget. Scott Norton (pro bowler) made headlines when he won and without thinking (yeah, all natural) kissed his partner!

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    It's unfortunate that it's the sport that decides if it's important rather than the fact that two people love enough to share a personal moment publicly.


    ^preach!
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    May 04, 2013 3:58 PM GMT
    I really dislike interviews where the interviewer feels it's necessary to cut off every statement the other person is saying. CNN hires guys like this and it's so annoying. Piers Morgan is terrible at this (as is Wolf Blitzer), he hardly let Shapiro make a single point without rudely interrupting him.

    Whether you believe or support Shapiro's logic does not mean he should not be given a chance to state his reason without being cut off each time. He was much more considerate of allowing Morgan to finish his sentences.
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    May 04, 2013 3:58 PM GMT
    StudlyScrewRite said Dunno who this Shapiro guy is, but I have to agree with his statement that heroism has been defined down in recent years, just as 'Hitler" has been defined downward.

    Both are over used. One to elevate people with whom you think alike and the other to denigrate those with whom you disagree.

    "Brave" would have been a better description than "hero".


    PS: Morgan is just another talking-head on cable who asks a question and then talks over his guest's answer, just like Bill O'Reilly, whom you all love to hate.


    I think you missed the part of Shapiro's dismissive where he equates that "if you think Jason Collins coming out as gay is a big deal then you hate America because you think America is a homophobic country."

    There's a whole lot of talking over on people with that line! Such a big leap to conclusion, I think he's actually projecting his own sentiments.

    And Collin's story is a big deal, when you consider that organized sports has harbored anti-gay sentiment for a long time, equating gay with 'weak' and 'too feminine for a male environment,' to even implying that we're 'predatory in a locker room environment.'

    Where there is courage, there is a hero. It's not limited to physical danger.
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    May 04, 2013 4:17 PM GMT
    jeepguySD saidI have always thought Chris Evans is very hot, but now I have a new found respect for him. Looking at his previous tweets he has been consistently pro-gay rights. Nice to see.
    He has a reason for it.

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    Scott Evans. Chris Evans' openly gay brother.
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    May 04, 2013 4:33 PM GMT
    MikeW saidIf I could get my body to look like Chris Evans' I would be a happy man. Not impossible, either, although obviously it would be a 30 years older version.

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    CHRIS EVANS Thread, Yay! icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 04, 2013 4:56 PM GMT
    dayumm saidOne can also look at heroes/heroines in the Shakespearean sense. Often they're models not just for things that they did perfectly right, but for actions and deeds that, in retrospect, revealed human flaws we can learn from. Not all heroes and heroines are flawless arbiters and administrators of human Good.

    Shapiro's critique of Jason's praisers falls flat by ignoring that premise. Jason Collins came out as gay... not perfect, not a savior. We hear constantly in the aftermath of the story, "Jason didn't fight in any wars, he didn't save any lives, he's not courageous, he's not a hero!" But his coming out will have secondary and tertiary "ripple" effects that can save countless lives, and save many more from feeling that building their lives around deception is their only recourse.

    In Jason's case, the "tragedy," if you will, was that in order to do something he loved, he felt he had to exist in the public eye while carrying around an anchor and concealing it, even among the people who care about him and depend upon him. He didn't fire weapons in any public wars, but he fought a personal war full of contradictions and fear, and came out victorious. Fortunately for him, his "tragic" story can now have a happy ending.

    Shapiro knows America is no more homophobic than most other countries on this planet. But it is one nation among many where most citizens have been, or are, homophobic, enough so that their collective homophobia drives the democratic policies and social practices we all live under today. What many countries don't have, though, is a Constitution artfully structured to grant its citizens, eventually, the "life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness" promised via our Declaration of Independence. Collins' open acknowledgement allows him start to pursue happiness for himself, not just for those around him, or for the satisfaction of people like most of Shapiro's base of readers.


    *makes sweeping bow* Thank You Dayumm!
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    May 04, 2013 4:58 PM GMT
    brickboy1966 saidUnfortunately he has a right to his own opinion.


    Indeed he does, and everyone else has a right to voice their opinions about his opinion.

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    May 04, 2013 5:03 PM GMT
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    asnextdoor saidAm glad Chris supported Ben, but at the same time whenever someone comes out they can't be hailed as a hero. Am glad Jason came out and it is very brave of him, but can't we make it normal for a guy to come out, instead of a big deal.

    From a social / historical POV, the first time anyone does anything it is a big deal and it isn't uncommon for media to broadcast it and make it an even bigger deal. Attention brings revenue. Once it happens a few times, not so much. Eventually it isn't 'news' at all.


    That makes sense.