International / 1 October 2018, 3:00pm / Bang Showbiz/Entertainment Reporter
Chris Evans and Lana Del Rey have called out Kanye West after the rapper suggested America should abolish the constitutional amendment that outlaws slavery.
The 'Avengers: Infinity War' actor and 'Summertime Sadness' singer have fired back at the 41-year-old rapper after he posted on Twitter suggesting America should abolish the constitutional amendment that outlaws slavery.
In an angry and scathing response to the original post, Chris tweeted: "There's nothing more maddening than debating someone who doesn't know history, doesn't read books, and frames their myopia as virtue.
"The level of unapologetic conjecture I've encountered lately isn't just frustrating, it's retrogressive, unprecedented and absolutely terrifying."
There’s nothing more maddening than debating someone who doesn’t know history, doesn’t read books, and frames their myopia as virtue. The level of unapologetic conjecture I’ve encountered lately isn’t just frustrating, it’s retrogressive, unprecedented and absolutely terrifying. https://t.co/4jCFwB4T5U
Lana commented on Kanye's Instagram post of him wearing his Make America Great Again (MAGA) hat and said: "Trump becoming our president was a loss for the country but your support of him is a loss for the culture."
"I can only assume you relate to his personality on some level. Delusions of grandeur, extreme issues with narcissism — none of which would be a talking point if we weren't speaking about the man leading our country.
"If you think it's alright to support someone who believes it's OK to grab a woman by the pussy just because he's famous then you need an intervention as much as he does — something so many narcissists will never get because there just isn't enough help for the issue."
"Message sent with concern that will never be addressed," she added.
Their comments came as a direct response to a post from Kanye who posed in a red 'Make America Great Again' baseball cap alongside the controversial message.
He wrote: "This represents good and America becoming whole again. We will no longer outsource to other countries. We build factories here in America and create jobs.
"We will provide jobs for all who are free from prisons as we abolish the 13th amendment. Message sent with love."
After facing backlash for his tweet, the star moved to clarify his The tweet sparked outrage among his followers, and Kanye - who is married to reality TV star Kim Kardashian West - later tried to clarify his position on the issue.
He said: "the 13th Amendment is slavery in disguise meaning it never ended We are the solution that heals.
"not abolish but. let's amend the 13th amendment
"We apply everyone's opinions to our platform (sic)"
Earlier this year, Kanye caused controversy when he claimed in an interview that 400 years of slavery "sounds like a choice".
The rap star - who has kids North, five, Saint, two, and eight-month-old Chicago with Kim - said: "When you hear about slavery for 400 years: for 400 years, that sounds like choice. You was there for 400 years. And it's all of y'all?"