“Captain America” star Chris Evans waited a couple of days to finally address that nude he accidentally posted on Instagram Saturday, but when he did, it was one for the lemons-to-lemonade hall of fame.
“Now that I have your attention…VOTE Nov 3rd!!!” he tweeted, along with an emoji of someone facepalming next to an emoji of someone else shrugging. Good save!
As everyone knows, Evans surprised fans on Saturday morning when he attempted to post an Instagram video and instead uploaded a roll of photos from his phone. Among the string of images was a photo taken from a bed featuring the, uh, silhouette of an erect penis, which everyone was forced to conclude belong to the First Avenger. Or, as a great many people on Twitter dubbed it, “America’s Dick.”
Other great puns included “a welcome new ‘member’ of ‘The Avengers” and “the most fantastic one of the ‘Fantastic Four'” (Evans played Johnny Storm AKA The Human Torch in that series). And along with the puns came dozens of what can only be described as heartwarming counter-programming from fans on Twitter, who noted what a nice guy Evans is and posted photos of him with his dog, helping famous ladies up stairs and onto the stage of award shows, and similar things.
Which is to say, as public embarrassments go, Evans experienced the best possible version. And that continued Monday night as fans and admirers celebrated his urge to vote with pretty much universal praise — including from a few other famous people who amplified the message. Read on for a sample of the reaction to, uh, Evans’ reaction.
Now that I have your attention
VOTE Nov 3rd!!!
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) September 15, 2020
Some hot pics here: https://t.co/1jTduAYNEH
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) September 15, 2020
My boy! Proud of him. Got MY attention!
— Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) September 15, 2020
Now we’re talking
— Kat Dennings (@OfficialKat) September 15, 2020
You did it for your country 👍🏽 pic.twitter.com/F7O2RvjxV9
— Jameela Jamil 🌈 (@jameelajamil) September 15, 2020
Well done. 👏👏
— John Cohen (@JohnCohen1) September 15, 2020
— Alisha Grauso (@AlishaGrauso) September 15, 2020
Keep being awesome, man💚
— Not On Fire (@QueenKika) September 15, 2020
Good on you, man
— Jessica Ellis (@baddestmamajama) September 15, 2020