"Now that I have your attention..."

By Kimberly Truong
Sep 15, 2020 @ 10:24 am
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Chris Evans is looking for the silver lining — and turning an unfortunate viral moment into a call to action.

After accidentally sharing a NSFW photo of himself on his Instagram stories over the weekend, the Captain America star made a joke about his mishap by Monday evening.

"Now that I have your attention," he tweeted with a facepalm emoji and a shrug emoji, "VOTE Nov 3rd!!!"

Over the weekend, Evans appeared to accidentally share a nude photo of himself on his Instagram stories, which he quickly deleted. After the news went viral and his name became the number one trending topic on Twitter, fans came to his defense, pointing out the double standard of nude photos leaked of men versus women – men get praised and laughed off, while women are often criticized for their bodies and blamed for taking the photos. Some fans also pointed out that even if Evans himself was the one to accidentally leak the photo, the actor, who has been open about his struggles with anxiety, deserved privacy.

Evans, who founded A Starting Point, a fact-based bipartisan website for political topics, has also been outspoken about politics, regularly criticizing President Donald Trump on Twitter.

"Our goal is to create a chain of connectivity between elected officials and voters to create engagement," Evans told People of the website in July. "To try and just create a little bit more involvement from the public with the political arena."