Chris Evans Takes On Former KKK Leader David Duke In Twitter Battle
In the latest (and most engrossing/bizarre) Twitter battle between notable figures, Captain America is taking on a former Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.
As reported at Time Magazine, Chris Evans (who's credited as the superhero in five separate movies) is sparring on Twitter with David Duke, the white nationalist, onetime Louisiana state representative, former KKK leader...and Trump supporter. The two are arguing over the appointment of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General. Sessions, you may recall, is alleged to have casually used racial slurs, and was claimed to have expressed sympathy for the Ku Klux Klan. He's also had a track record for opposing pretty much all forms of immigration (even legal immigration), so we don't have to tell you which side of the argument Duke is on.
The Twitter battle started on Wednesday when Evans pointed out that Sessions was backed by Duke:
And, indeed. Duke had tweeted support for Sessions (as well as Steve Bannon and Michael Flynn) back in November. We should mention that Flynn's reputation is tanking pretty hard at the moment.
Duke responded to Evans' tweet with his brand of anti-Semitic conspiracy theories.
Evans then shot back with evidence of Duke's bigotry (certainly, there's a lot):
Duke also made a crass comment (this is an understatement) about Evans' love life in the name of white nationalism:
Instead of taking the bait, Evans took the high road on Monday and touted a message of acceptance:
Certainly, Captain America is no stranger to fighting Nazis and white nationalists, so he's got this fight in hand (he probably has the weight advantage, too). His arch-nemesis the Red Skull is a noted Nazi, after all.
As evidence by this home video of a fight that broke out on a residential street, Cap (and friends) know what they're doing: