TV - Movies
Chris Evans Has
Strong Words
For Critics Of
Same-Sex Kiss
Pixar's "Toy Story"-adjacent "Lightyear" has been banned in Saudi Arabia and numerous other countries because it contains a scene that depicts a same-sex kiss between major character Alisha Hawthorne (Uzo Aduba) and her partner. The star of the film Chris Evans has weighed in on the backlash.
In a recent interview, Evans is said he very much in favor of including same-sex couple representation in "Lightyear" or any other movie, and had some pretty sharp words about the people who think otherwise. "The real truth is those people are idiots," Evans said.
He continued, "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." The actor also expressed his belief that the naysayers are a dying breed, and that their protests are motivated by insecurity.
Evans concluded by saying, "There's always going to be people who are afraid and unaware and trying to hold on to what was before," he said. "But those people die off like dinosaurs. I think the goal is to pay them no mind, march forward and embrace the growth that makes us human."