As the world continues to grieve from the Florida school shooting, one person in particular stands with the survivors. In response to a disrespectful tweet made by Dinesh D’Souza, Chris Evans, star of Marvel’s “Captain America,” gave his opinion on Twitter, stating, “Wow. I don’t have the words. Have you never lost someone? What made you think this was ok? You can keep your apology, you insensitive pile of trash.”
Evans has starred in many roles throughout his acting career. He starred in movies such as “London,” “Fantastic Four,” “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer,” “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,” and, his more recent role, “Captain America.” Within the “Captain America” films, Evans plays Steve Rogers who fights the good fight, fights for his friends, and protects those around him. He sticks by his friends “till the end of the line.”
Although Steve Rogers, or Captain America, is just a role for Marvel films, Evans embodies the thought of what Captain America is meant to be; fighting for those who cannot fight for themselves and standing up for others. While Evans did call D’Souza an “insensitive pile of trash,” there are worse things that Evans could have called D’Souza. After such a tragedy and the lives it claimed, it is hard to imagine anyone ridiculing the survivors and the ordeal they went through.
According to Ed Mazza with huffpost.com, on Tuesday, Feb. 20, D’Souza “shared an image of the survivors weeping while they watched Florida lawmakers vote against discussion of a gun control bill, and wrote: ‘Worst news since their parents told them to get summer jobs.’” D’Souza is a political commentator, author, and filmmaker. He is an author of several New York Times best-selling books and a filmmaker. However, many people are outraged at his tweet towards the survivors of the massacre. He did make an apology on Wednesday, Feb. 21, but that did not calm people down.
The school shooting massacre claimed the lives of 17 people, leaving everyone to wonder what the next step should be in eliminating this threat. While this has raised many debates on the topic of gun legislation, those affected are still grieving the loss of their children. During their grieving, students traveled to Tallahassee in hopes of tighter gun restrictions.
According to the New York Times, “Students at the Capitol Wednesday denounced the Legislature for having voted down a proposal on Tuesday to consider banning assault weapons.” At this time, it is unclear what exactly will be done about tighter gun regulation, but talks are in session regarding raising the minimum age for the purchase of a gun from 18 to 21.
While the government deals with possible gun legislation and stricter gun laws, the survivors continue to deal with their lives and grieve those who were lost while the world sends them thoughts and love.