The Avengers – the superhero team that saves the world on a regular basis in the popular Marvel movies – are portrayed by some of Hollywood’s biggest stars. One of those stars just decided to lead a protest to Trump Tower, with the help of everyone’s favorite socialist pig, Michael Moore.
While one of the Avengers recently decided to protest Trump, it certainly isn’t the first time one of the cast has gone political. Here’s what some of the other Avengers have been up to.
Chris Evans, who plays Captain America, has apparently let the role go to his head. He has used the mantle of the patriotic superhero he portrays to criticize President Trump, usually on Twitter. 90% of his tweets these days are political, including this one, criticizing President Trump’s recent speech.
You reckless moron. Do you have any idea what you're encouraging? You think a 'joke' makes it ok?? ZERO societal awareness and understanding https://t.co/7a3Qf3bOcP
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) August 1, 2017
Robert Downey, Jr. (Iron Man), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow) and Don Cheadle (War Machine) appeared in an anti-Trump video directed by Joss Whedon, the director of the Avengers.
Johansson is also a fervent Planned Parenthood supporter and complained that the election of Republicans means women will lose the “right” to abort their children.
Seeing Hillary lose the election took the activist wind out of the sails of some of the actors, however. But not Mark “The Hulk” Ruffalo.
Ruffalo joined Michael Moore last week, after the documentarian rented buses to drive the audience at his Broadway show to Trump Tower to protest under the guide of mourning Heather Heyer, who was killed during the protests in Charlottesville.
Entertainment Weekly reports on what Ruffalo told the protesting crowd about his hopes that Trump will “hear” them.
“We want him to hear us,” Ruffalo said.
“We want him to know that an American killed on American soil by a Nazi is not acceptable. That there is no equivalence, there is no many sides,” the actor, 49, said of President Donald Trump‘s initial comments regarding the deadly rally held in Charlottesville.
“There’s two sides to this,” Ruffalo continued. “People who fight Nazis and Nazis and that’s it. We cannot allow Nazis to be a normal part of our society. We have to fight.”
Ruffalo and Moore were joined by actress Olivia Wilde, whose mother is running for a seat representing the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.
He posted this video on his Instagram.
Heading to Trump Tower for a candle light vigil for Heather Heyer who was murdered by an Alt Right American Nazi. Some of the comments below seem to reflect a kind of willful ignorance to who the Alt Right Neo Nazi movement is and what they believe. This is them in their own words. https://news.vice.com/story/vice-news-tonight-full-episode-charlottesville-race-and-terror
Ruffalo continues to ravage Trump and other Republicans on his Twitter account, even though it hasn’t done himself, the Democrats, or America much good. We may not like Hulk when he’s angry, but at least he’s more entertaining than a petulant, super-annoyed Mark Ruffalo.