Superheroes have it tough, we know. They have an inherent need to protect us all against some of the creepiest villains out there, but the general public tends to turn on them whenever the wind shifts.
As it turns out it’s the same kind of raw deal for celebrities that play said superheroes. At least that’s the experience Chris Evans had recently, when British car-aficionado series Top Gear returned for its new season.
The show has long been celebrated for the
controversial comedic stylings of departed co-host Jeremy Clarkson. But in this new, revamped season Clarkson’s been replaced by new host Chris Evans, who happens to share a name (and not much else) with the Hollywood actor. Unfortunately for both of them, audiences didn’t think much of the new format, and they took to Twitter to let everyone know.
The problem? They started targeting @ChrisEvans of Captain America fame, and not @achrisevans, of Top Gear shame.
— Monty TheGod (@MontyTheGod) May 29, 2016
— (enter clever name) (@themotherfanboy) May 31, 2016
— Rupert Bear (@Rupp_y_bear) May 31, 2016
— Lynn Mildner (@LYNNMILDNER) May 29, 2016
— Mark Condron (@zxgooner) May 29, 2016
Thankfully, superheroes also tend to have a loyal contingent of fans who always believe in them no matter what. In this case, some leaped to the non-Top Gear Evans’ defense in this “civil Twitter war.”
— The Beard (@Datbeardthooo) May 29, 2016
— Abid Patel (@abid_patel) May 29, 2016
Much easier on the ear & the eye! pic.twitter.com/c50Ujebpn2
— Girl Interested (@girlinterested) May 29, 2016
Poor Chris Evans. Er, we mean Chris Evans.