Some on Twitter are calling out for Chris Evans to be cancelled, but why exactly? Let’s explore the recent online controversy.

In this day and age we’re no stranger to witnessing the cancellation of celebrities. We have seen a number of talents, from actors to musicians, banished from fame for their actions.

However, more often than not, what we view are failed attempts to cancel celebrities. A recent example surfaced when fans tried to get popular musician Joji cancelled after they discovered his YouTube past as an edgy comedian.

Often, Twitter is home to a minority of people striving for the cancellation of figures they consider problematic. Whether their actions or beliefs are confirmed or rumoured sometimes fails to even matter to them.

The latest to be targeted by the cancel crew is Captain America actor Chris Evans.

Avengers: Endgame dir. Anthony and Joe Russo 2019 (Marvel Studios, Walt Disney Pictures 2019)

Why is “Chris Evans cancelled” surfacing on Twitter?

As noted by Distractify, a number of people are calling for Chris Evans to be cancelled as they are claiming that he is a zionist.

The source includes definition, summarising that zionism is the “Jewish nationalist movement that has had as its goal the creation and support of a Jewish national state in Palestine.”

Of course, the Israel-Palestine conflict has been ongoing for decades and remains a particularly controversial subject.

However, claims that Chris is a zionist date back longer than you think…

Chris Evans zionist claims explained

Claims that Chris Evans is a zionist actually began back in 2019 when he starred in the Netflix film The Red Sea Diving Resort.

The film paints a fictionalised portrait of the true story of Israeli Mossad agents rescuing Ethiopian Jews. Upon release, the project received criticism from those blasting it as a pro-Isreal movie with a problematic narrative.

A number of critics and audiences argued that it marginalised the group of refugees it depicts and presents nothing but hollow consideration.

On the other hand, there are those that still criticize him for accidentally outing his brother during an interview with The Advocate, who was yet to come out professionally.

Reactions to Twitter hashtag

Since some have put forth claims, a number of fans have offered their thoughts, defence, and obviously, memes.

Check out a selection of tweets:

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