An edited image of American actor Chris Evans, known for playing superheroes Captain America and The Human Torch, has convinced social media users he was wearing a t-shirt with an anti-Trump message.
“Keep America Trumpless,” the gray t-shirt in the image reads.
Recent posts with the image are viewable on Facebook ( here , here , here ) and Twitter ( here )
While some users note the image has been digitally manipulated, others seem to think it is authentic, with comments like: “Thank you Captain America” and “Love your shirt.”
Reuters found that the original and uncropped photo shows Evans wearing a gray t-shirt resembling the Oregon state flag (similar viewable bit.ly/3hxrEmE ). It was posted by an Instagram user on Sept. 10, 2019, who poses next to Evans in the picture.
It is also posted by a fan page of the actor here .
Ahead of the Nov. 5 presidential election in the United States, Evans and other cast members of The Avengers supe hero movies participated in a virtual fundraiser for the then Democratic Vice-Presidential Nominee Kamala Harris. ( here , here ). The actor has criticized Trump in the past ( here, here , here ).
Reuters has previously debunked similar claims about other actors allegedly wearing anti-Trump t-shirts here , here .
Altered. Original photo shows Chris Evans wearing an Oregon state t-shirt.
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