Social media can be a dangerous place when you're a world-famous celebrity.
Chris Evans, who plays Captain American in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, found this out the hard way when, in an Instagram story, he accidentally shared a very NSFW picture.
It was unclear whether the image, which appeared to show a man's genitals, belonged to Evans or to someone else, but it was included in a quick screen-share of his camera roll.
The camera roll also happened to include a picture of Evans himself with the caption:
"Guard that p*ssy."
the marvel cast watching chris evans’ instagram story this morning https://t.co/UpmFDXOzkb— 𝓪𝓁𝒾𝒶𝓈 (@𝓪𝓁𝒾𝒶𝓈)1599942941.0
Though Evans removed the image in a matter of minutes, many social media users had already taken screenshots and had begun sharing them all around the internet.
Chris Evans right now: https://t.co/wINkGm0PmX— Saf⚡️ (@Saf⚡️)1599946302.0
Chris Evans was all Twitter could talk about.
me finding out why chris evans is trending https://t.co/5pE6xw26lc— Gabe 🏳️🌈 🌿 (@Gabe 🏳️🌈 🌿)1599943194.0
Fortunately, Evans's co-star Mark Ruffalo took to social media to offer his friend a silver lining.
.@ChrisEvans Bro, while Trump is in office there is NOTHING you could possibly do to embarrass yourself. See... silver lining.— Mark Ruffalo (@Mark Ruffalo)1599963129.0
Re: Chris Evans This is so wholesome, sometimes Reddit people are nice. ❤️ https://t.co/ytlAVl3XWd— daph (@daph)1599973764.0
Chris Evans has done so many wonderful and kind things for our community. Today he mistakenly posted a personal ima… https://t.co/p0LNUTFyaK— KAARTHU (@KAARTHU)1599997065.0
In fact, many on social media responded to the actor's accident by making sure he knew they had his back.
Everyone coming to Chris Evans' rescue by flooding his hashtag with wholesome pics is genuinely sweet and feels lik… https://t.co/tZ1qoOrVFH— Parker (@Parker)1599953898.0
Before sharing Chris Evans nude, remember that the actor suffered an anxiety disorder with the rise of his Hollywoo… https://t.co/3jCAooxAMa— Marvel Fans Forever (@Marvel Fans Forever)1599978201.0
Evans himself even responded to the controversy on Twitter by following Ruffalo's example and urging his many followers to vote.
Now that I have your attention 🤦🏻♂️🤷🏻♂️.... VOTE Nov 3rd!!!— Chris Evans (@Chris Evans)1600133627.0
Who knows? This incident might end up doing some real good!
I think Chris Evans's dick could flip Texas.— Matt Rogers (@Matt Rogers)1600138174.0
@ChrisEvans My boy! Proud of him. Got MY attention!— Jamie Lee Curtis (@Jamie Lee Curtis)1600135506.0
Chris Evans remains one of Twitter's favorite celebrities.
More people should raise awareness for voting the way Chris Evans does.— Alex Goldschmidt (@Alex Goldschmidt)1600137117.0
@ChrisEvans This is a power move.— Hilarie Burton Morgan (@Hilarie Burton Morgan)1600136930.0
We all deserve friends like Mark Ruffalo who, in our worst moments, show us the bright side of things!