Chris Evans & Lana Del Rey Destroy Kanye West Over His 13th Amendment Tweet!
After calling to abolish the 13th Amendment on Sunday, Kanye West is being taken to task by America’s leader.
No, not Donald Trump — Captain America!
Chris Evans was one of many who condemned YE after he tweeted a photo of himself wearing a MAGA hat that he claimed “represents good and America becoming whole again,” adding that “we will provide jobs for all who are free from prisons as we abolish the 13th amendment.”
Abolishing the 13th Amendment would mean bringing back slavery. Most were disgusted Kanye would so candidly promote this, but others tried to make sense of his tweet.
Writer Yashar Ali tweeted that the 13th Amendment also “allowed for prisoners to be used as slave labor.” He noted that Kanye “doesn’t articulate that in his tweet, leaving people confused and others delighted.”
One of those left confused was the Avengers: Infinity War star, who called the rapper “maddening” and uneducated, tweeting:
There’s nothing more maddening than debating someone who doesn’t know history, doesn’t read books, and frames their myopia as virtue. The level of unapologetic conjecture I’ve encountered lately isn’t just frustrating, it’s retrogressive, unprecedented and absolutely terrifying. https://t.co/4jCFwB4T5U
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) September 30, 2018
Cap wasn’t the only star to weigh in on the controversy.
Josh Gad praised the actor for his Kanye takedown, tweeting:
Yes to everything
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) September 30, 2018
YE also shared the photo on Instagram, prompting Lana Del Rey, who performed at his and Kim Kardashian West‘s wedding, to comment:
“I can only assume you relate to his personality on some level. Delusions of grandeur, extreme issues with narcissism—none of which would be a talking point if we weren’t speaking about the man leading our country. If you think it’s alright to support someone who believes it’s OK to grab a woman by the p—y just because he’s famous then you need an intervention as much as he does—something so many narcissists will never get because there just isn’t enough help for the issue. Message sent with concern that will never be addressed.”
Amid the backlash, Kanye clarified his comment, noting that he wants to “amend” the 13th Amendment rather than “abolish” it.
The Ghost Town performer hasn’t responded directly to his critics, but said he would further explain himself in a TMZ Live interview Monday. Oh boy.
[Image via Joseph Marzullo/WENN/Instagram.]