Chris Evans appeared to accidentally leak nude photos while attempting to post an Instagram video on Saturday. The Captain America star was playing a game of “Heads Up” and shared the video with his 5.7 million followers without trimming the clip, which then revealed a gallery of videos and pictures, including one which featured a photo of an erect penis.
While Evans, 39, quickly deleted the video from his Instagram account, it was too late. The brief clip had already been downloaded and shared on Twitter. While many users online questioned whether the picture was real, or even a photo of Evans, others expressed concern over whether the leak was intentional.
The Marvel superhero, who’s rumored to be dating actress Lily James, according to the Daily Mail, became the focus of some major internet memes and jokes following the leak.
Evans has finally commented on the NSFW picture on September 15, tweeting out an important message for his millions of fans.
WARNING: The jokes and visuals below are graphic in nature and for mature audiences only.
whole tl scrambling to get a hit tweet because of chris evans nudes pic.twitter.com/AIpyi8RSxx
— mina ⁷ (@taemidzy) September 12, 2020
We laugh and use good natured humour to try and help deflect an embarrassing situation, as we would with a good friend in the same situation. To make them feel better.
Anyway… here is Chris Evans being a perfect gentleman. pic.twitter.com/BBpAamqLsm
— Saff #TeamLoki ☀️ (@sky_waller) September 12, 2020
Chris Evans tripped omg I hope he’s ok :(( pic.twitter.com/g1iDvCk5BA
— JΛMIΛ⁷ (@rmvhopee) September 12, 2020
A Photo of Evans’ Face & The Words ‘Guard That P****’ Was Also Spotted in the Video Leak
i think the real question is… why does chris evans have this in his own camera roll pic.twitter.com/Ow61LA4FNO
— nika (@goslngs) September 12, 2020
Aside from the nude picture, another photo in the gallery caught the attention of users online: a picture of the actor’s face with thee words printed in front: “Guard that p****.” Fans found it hilarious that the Avengers star would keep a photo like that saved in his phone and jumpstarted a new thread of jokes and memes on Twitter.
chris evans shouldn't be ashamed of his nudes, he should be ashamed of having this photo on his camera roll pic.twitter.com/uyHRL38YpV
— cony bilbo simp (@Iordoftheringss) September 12, 2020
TF IS THIS 😭😭😭💀 chris evans really just leaked his own gallery- pic.twitter.com/I4gO2Jues3
— 🍦 (@swiftsgiaw) September 12, 2020
One person tweeted, “Y’all are all worried about Chris Evans’ nudes being leaked when I’m still tryna figure out why this man has this photo in his camera roll…”
Evans Is Known for Posting Extremely Wholesome & Uplifting Messages on Social Media
Evans rarely posts on Instagram, but when he does it’s typically photos of his dog or posts about causes he supports. In July, Evans helped bring the public’s attention to Bridger Walker, a 6-year-old boy from Wyoming who saved his little sister from a dog attack.
The actor was moved after Bridger’s aunt, Nikki Walker, tagged him in her Instagram post. She wrote:
Hey, all. Please, share my nephew’s story so that it gets as much exposure as it can. We know that our little hero would love some words of encouragement from his favorite heroes. On July 9th, my six year old nephew Bridger saved his little sister’s life by standing between her and a charging dog. After getting bit several times on the face and head, he grabbed his sister’s hand and ran with her to keep her safe. He later said, “If someone had to die, I thought it should be me.” After receiving 90 stitches (give or take) from a skilled plastic surgeon, he’s finally resting at home. We love our brave boy and want all the other superheroes to know about this latest hero who joined their ranks. @tomholland2013 @chrishemsworth @robertdowneyjr @markruffalo @prattprattpratt @twhiddleston @chadwickboseman @vindiesel
Bridger, 6 years old, saved his little sister from an attacking dog. He knew he would get hurt, but he did it anyway. He’s a hero.
So, we made this happen. One of the most fulfilling things, ever, huge thanks to Chris Evans.
Spread love. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/PKxeHcyPyk
— BD (@BrandonDavisBD) July 16, 2020
Evans was quick to respond. In his video, he promises to send Walker an “authentic Captain America shield” for his impressive act of bravery.