Actor Brad Pitt is ordering a "straight pride" parade group to stop using his name and image in efforts to publicize its organizing effort, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Super Happy Fun America, a group organized "on behalf of the straight community," was using Pitt's name and likeness, calling him its mascot for their planned parade, THR reported.
"Congratulations to Mr. Pitt for being the face of this important civil rights movement," its site reads.
The group made headlines recently when it sought a permit for a parade in Boston out of spite for June being Pride Month for the LGBTQ community, THR reported.
Marvel star and Boston native Chris Evans also sounded off Wednesday against the group on Twitter.
Evans tweeted to his more than 12.2 million followers:
"Wow! Cool initiative, fellas!! Just a thought, instead of 'Straight Pride' parade, how about this: The 'desperately trying to bury our own gay thoughts by being homophobic because no one taught us how to access our emotions as children' parade? Whatta ya think? Too on the nose??"
"Wow, the number gay/straight pride parade false equivalencies are disappointing. Instead of going immediately to anger (which is actually just fear of what you don't understand) take a moment to search for empathy and growth."
Boston's Democratic Mayor Marty Walsh did not join in on the bashing, but in a statement to The Washington Post said: "Every year, Boston hosts our annual Pride Week, where our city comes together to celebrate the diversity, strength, and acceptance of our LGBTQ community. This is a special week that represents Boston's values of love and inclusion, which are unwavering."
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