“This is beyond partisan politics”
Not one to stand on the sidelines, preserving his mass appeal, Chris Evans, best known as Marvel’s Captain America, is using Twitter to decry President Trump’s policy of “extreme vetting” of immigrants from predominately Muslim countries.
Knowing very well he’ll be faced with the inevitable “Boycott Captain America!” and “Stick to movies!’ responses that any vocal celebrity faces, he nonetheless tweeted a measured and thoughtful response to Trump’s executive order, signed Friday.
I'm proud of any republican willing to speak up. This is beyond partisan politics. It's not left vs right. It's rig… https://t.co/YJUxUWeqn4— Chris Evans (@Chris Evans)1485716067.0
Obviously we must prioritize keeping Americans safe. But we mustn't become un-American in the process.— Chris Evans (@Chris Evans)1485648647.0
"When u deny someone entrance in2 our nation bc of simple nation of origin/how they pray..u make us separate from t… https://t.co/SC7X8ePTdu— Chris Evans (@Chris Evans)1485646942.0
This isn’t his first foray into political waters on social media. The actor best-known for playing the most patriotic hero...ever...used his profile to speak out on gun control during the congressional sit-in last summer:
I'm proud of this sit-in. We need common sense gun reform. And to be clear, NO ONE IS TAKING AWAY GUNS! Just looking for COMMON SENSE reform— Chris Evans (@Chris Evans)1466626243.0
Whether or not taking a stance on the immigration policy changes the United States faces will hurt is career remains to be seen, but it certainly lends support to those fighting against the xenophobic policies forced upon many legal U.S. residents and citizens.