Isn’t it great when straight people just get it?

Chris Evans, who famously starred in the Captain Marvel and Avengers movies, had the perfect response to a group of right-wing bigots who are campaigning for a ‘Straight Pride’ event in Boston, Massachusetts.

“Wow! Cool initiative, fellas,” the actor mocked on Twitter.

“Just a thought, instead of ‘Straight Pride’ parade, how about this: The ‘desperately trying to bury our own gay thoughts by being homophobic because no one taught us how to access our emotions as children’ parade? Whatta ya think? Too on the nose??”

In a later tweet, Evans criticised the “disappointing” false equivalencies being made between LGBTQ Pride parades and ‘Straight Pride’ parades, calling on people who don’t understand the difference to “search for empathy” instead of getting angry.

“Instead of going immediately to anger (which is actually just fear of what you don’t understand) take a moment to search for empathy and growth,” he added.

The group of ‘activists’ in Boston – consisting of Mark Sahady of right-wing group Resist Marxism, and pro-Trump supporters John Hugo and Chris Bartley – have applied for a permit to hold the city’s first ‘Straight Pride’ parade at the end of August.

“Straight people are an oppressed majority,” their website claims. “We will fight for the right of straights everywhere to express pride in themselves without fear of judgement and hate.”

Far right groups attempting to organise a ‘Straight Pride’ has become somewhat of an annual thing. In previous years, however, the events have had laughably low turnouts, with one event not even managing to get 10 people to attend.

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