Actor Chris Evans took offense to rapper Kanye West’s frequent pro-Trump comments, especially after West tweeted that they should “abolish” the 13th Amendment.
West’s tweet showed the rapper wearing a red “Make America Great Again” hat on a private jet along with his thoughts on the economy and prison reform.
“This represents good and America becoming whole again,” wrote West. “We will no longer outsource to other countries. We build factories here in America and create jobs.”
“We will provide jobs for all who are free from prisons as we abolish the 13th amendment. Message sent with love.”
“The 13th Amendment is slavery in disguise, meaning it never ended,” he continued in a separate tweet. “We are the solution that heals.”
“Not abolish but. let’s amend the 13th amendment,” concluded the rapper, backtracking on his earlier call to abolish the amendment. “We apply everyone’s opinions to our platform.”
“Captain America” actor Chris Evans shared West’s tweet along with some harsh criticism.
“There’s nothing more maddening than debating someone who doesn’t know history, doesn’t read books, and frames their myopia as virtue,” responded Evans. “The level of unapologetic conjecture I’ve encountered lately isn’t just frustrating, it’s retrogressive, unprecedented and absolutely terrifying.”
Along with the MAGA hat tweet, Kanye West was the musical guest on “Saturday Night Live” and delivered an impromptu speech defending his support for President Donald Trump.
West again wore a “Make America Great Again” hat and instead of walking off stage after his performance, he went on a political rant spanning many topics.
“I wanna cry right now, black man in America, supposed to keep what you’re feelin’ inside right now,” said West on stage. “The blacks want always Democrats. You know it’s like the plan they did, to take the fathers out the home and put them on welfare… does anybody know about that? That’s a Democratic plan.”
“There’s so many times I talk to a white person and [they] say, ‘How could you like Trump, he’s racist?’” he continued. “Well, if I was concerned about racism I would’ve moved out of America a long time ago.”
Most of the audience was silent during his speech, but some booed and a few people clapped.
President Trump later responded to the rappers support on Twitter.
“Like many, I don’t watch Saturday Night Live (even though I past hosted it) - no longer funny, no talent or charm,” tweeted Trump. “It is just a political ad for the Dems. Word is that Kanye West, who put on a MAGA hat after the show (despite being told “no”), was great. He’s leading the charge!”