Brad Pitt Removed as "Straight Pride" Mascot After Actor Complains


Three men operating under the name "Super Happy Fun America" have presented the City of Boston with a list of demands to hold a parade celebrating "the diverse history, culture, and contributions of the straight community".

The group has even set up a website for the proposed parade, on which the trio hails Pitt as the "face of this important civil rights movement".

The actor's team has reached out to the organizers demanding that they immediately stop using Brad's name for promoting the upcoming parade.

According to a Facebook post by Mark Sahady, the Boston Straight Pride Parade was approved by the City of Boston as of Thursday evening, after Sahady and others involved filed a discrimination complaint against the city.

The U.S. organisers of a "Straight Pride" event in Boston planned for August sparked outrage on Wednesday after saying on their website that "straight people are an oppressed majority". The organizers have reportedly claimed Brad as their mascot for the straight community. John Hugo, president of a group called Super Happy Fun America, says "We want people to be aware that there is not only one side of things".

"If you're wondering, the difference between the Gay Pride Parade and Straight Pride Parade, the Gay Pride Parade will have women at it", he said.

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A group of homophobic men in Evans' hometown of Boston have made a decision to try and have a "Straight Pride" celebration.

Marking the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, this year's Boston Pride Parade will take place on June 8 with the theme, "Looking Back, Loving Forward".

"Wow! Cool initiative, fellas!" he wrote.

Chris Evans, a Boston native, slammed the plans in two robust tweets yesterday. They took offense that Evans used the old trope that people who are homophobic are closeted homosexuals. Whatta ya think (sic)?

While Evans sentiments may not be new, it is worth noting that few icons resonate more with straight men than Marvel superheroes, so if anyone is going to get through to these guys, it's Captain America.