Actor Chris Evans, best known for his portrayal as Captain America, tore into conservative author and convicted felon Dinesh D'Souza after D'Souza mocked survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. Dinesh D'Souza was convicted of making $20,000 in illegal campaign contributions in 2014.
Not long after Republicans in the Florida State Legislature voted down a measure to ban assault weapons on Tuesday, D'Souza took to Twitter to mock the emotional reactions of the students who survived the attack.
Worst news since their parents told them to get summer jobs https://t.co/Vg3mXYvb4c— Dinesh D'Souza (@Dinesh D'Souza)1519166055.0
D'Souza, a contributor to The National Review, said the students acted as if the legislature's decision was the "worst news since their parents told them to get summer jobs."
AP photo of school shooting survivors watching Florida lawmakers vote down a bill to ban assault weapons… https://t.co/L8A2n7QWXb— Jon Passantino (@Jon Passantino)1519164562.0
Captain America then swooped in and put D'Souza in his place.
Wow. I don’t have the words. Have you never lost someone? What made you think this was ok? You can keep your apolog… https://t.co/Wt9cOnRZX2— Chris Evans (@Chris Evans)1519245084.0
Actor Chris Evans slammed the conservative author's heartless tweet, telling D'Souza to "keep your apology, you insensitive pile of trash."
Fans and followers of Evans took what his reply and ran with it.
Captain America to the rescue!
@ChrisEvans Cap ain't havin that bullshit! https://t.co/Vx4YXCxxET— Kevin11 (@Kevin11)1519245298.0
Evans nor his fans were having it.
@ChrisEvans Served! https://t.co/WQjqWa2y6O— Evan Gelicals (@Evan Gelicals)1519246932.0
"You tell 'em, cap" Mike Hope replied.
@ChrisEvans You tell 'em cap. https://t.co/FDYgFKOcXn— Mike (@Mike)1519245181.0
Seventeen students and faculty were murdered in last week's massacre.
One survivor of the attack, Sheryl Acquaroli, thanked Evans for "standing up for me and my classmates; it means everything."
Even D'Souza's own followers thought his tweet was inappropriate.
Hamilton Electors called D'Souza "a human anal polyp."
@DineshDSouza You are a human anal polyp— Hamilton Electors (@Hamilton Electors)1519176233.0
D'Souza was also referred to as "a very strange kind of Christian," who acts the "complete opposite" of Christ. Teressa reminded D'Souza that "Jesus mocked those with power, not those who were suffering."
@kjseaton @DineshDSouza Very well said. @DineshDSouza is a very strange kind of Christian to see how Christ acted a… https://t.co/9I3FFpZ89b— 🌾Teressa (@🌾Teressa)1519252584.0
Perhaps most importantly, high school students today represent a new voting block 3.5 million strong. And they will soon be able to vote.
@john_abrahamson @jsull123 @DineshDSouza @Fuctupmind @3kad3 @CB618444 @Education4Libs @Bluefugatetwo @bbusa617… https://t.co/XLKFPMOwH7— Sherry B (@Sherry B)1519260619.0
Students across the country "will be voting soon," Sherry B pointed out. Those aged 18-24 "will make up the largest voting block in the US. Ever."
Politicians on both sides of the aisle would be wise to listen to them. Three-and-a-half million votes is more than enough to swing a presidential election, and all of these young activists will be able to vote in 2020.