Leave it to the homophobes to make Pride month just a little less prideful with their constant need to complain. Even during a time when the LGBTQ+ community should be celebrated, there’s always going to be someone ready to throw holy water on the rainbow flag like it’s some kind of demon from The Exorcist. However, this new hate comes in response to a damn Pixar movie. In the upcoming film Lightyear, based on butch daddy Buzz Lightyear from the beloved Toy Story franchise, a character voiced by Uzo Aduba kisses her wife during a montage and the moment created some backlash, with theaters in the UAE refusing to screen the film entirely. Well now Chris Evans, who voices Buzz in the film, is speaking out against those folks and basically calling them a bunch of antiquated assholes who need to shut up and have several seats.
In a recent interview with Reuters (via People), Chris had no time to mince words and got straight to the heart of the matter. Many believe whenever something same-sex-related happens in film or television, it’s all a part of a ‘gay agenda’, which is hetero-speak for “EWWWWW! That’s Nasty!!” However, Chris believes that’s utter bullshit and he had no problem speaking his mind about it.
Asked about the controversy, Evans told Reuters Television, “the real truth is those people are idiots.”
“There’s always going to be people who are afraid and unaware and trying to hold on to what was before, but those people die off like dinosaurs,” he said. “I think the goal is to pay them no mind, march forward and embrace the growth that makes us human.”
“Every time there’s been social advancement as we wake up, the American story, the human story is one of constant social awakening and growth and that’s what makes us good,”
Earlier this year prior to Lightyear‘s release the kiss was actually cut from the film. Eventually, it was put back in and Uzo applauded Disney/Pixar for moving forward with their decision to keep it.
“It’s incredible, and a real hats off to Disney and Pixar for having that kiss be a part of this story. The kiss is a greeting and a gesture of love that is tender. It does establish who they are as people, but it is not the singular identifier for who either of them are. Seeing a loving gay couple in a meaningful way is important for everybody.”
And there you have it. Love Wins again, for today at least. Because I’m sure there’s some miserable bitch out there patiently waiting for another moment to speak out against this invisible gay agenda, which I still haven’t received my copy of yet. I need to know what we’re planning on doing next to piss people off.