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Chris Evans Accidentally Leaked His Own Nude Photo

Things took an unfortunate turn of events for Avengers star Chris Evans after he accidentally leaked his own nude photos over the weekend.

Unfortunately, the photos, like all leaked celebrity nudes, were spread around the internet before being taken down.

Now, Chris' costars are speaking out in support of Chris and encouraging fans to stop spreading the photo around.

Chris Evans is known for being one of the hunkiest of hunk-town actors.

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Known best for his role as Captain America in the Avengers franchise, Chris is truly one of the most highly regarded — and highly lusted after — celebrities in Hollywood!

Needless to say, the internet went into a tizzy when a leaked photo of Chris'... nether region was accidentally leaked on Instagram by Chris himself.

Twitter was very mature about it and didn't share the NSFW pic around Twitter a million times, right?!

WRONG! SO VERY WRONG!

Now, how does one accidentally share their *own* nude photo, you may ask?

While everything started off innocently enough, with Chris sharing a screen recording of him playing "Heads Up" with his friends, the video recording ended and went back to Chris' photo gallery, where fans got a NSFW view.

In addition to the nude pic, Chris also had a ~sexy~ meme of himself saved onto his camera roll!

The risqué meme featured a super up-close picture of Chris with the text reading "Guard that [expletive]."

While we obviously can't tell you what the word is, it may or not be another name for a cat!

While it was truly a "blink and you'd miss it" moment, fans, of course, didn't miss it.

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Now, Chris' friends and Avengers costars are speaking out about the actor's leaked pics and are encouraging fans to stop spreading the personal photo around 'cause, ya know, it's not cool!

Mark Ruffalo truly said it best:

"Bro, while Trump is in office there is NOTHING you could possibly do to embarrass yourself. See... silver lining," Mark tweeted.

Chris Evans' own brother also made a lighthearted joke about the scandal.

While social media had mixed reactions to Chris' leaked photos, I think we can all agree it's not cool to share someone's personal pics.

Chrissy Teigen also subtly chimed into the discussion by explaining how easy it is for nudes to be saved onto your phone!

"My WhatsApp automatically saves every photo to my roll so any boobs in my phone are my girlfriends showing me their boobs or boobs they hate or boobs they love or yeah def also my boobs," Chrissy explained.

She continued, seemingly directly speaking about the Chris Evans situation: "I know you can change the settings but I like it. Tons of pics of the kids between families, easy when it saves."

"It just means that every once in a while there is a crazy random meme I don’t recall in my roll!"

However, there is no denying that the reaction and support Chris has received is not the same treatment that female celebs tend to receive when their nude photos are released.

As actress and beauty queen Kat Dennings put it, "The public respect for Chris Evan's [sic] privacy/feelings is wonderful. Wouldn't it be nice if it extended to women [when] this kind of thing happens?"

Let's all agree to have empathy and understanding for our fave celebs in these embarrassing times!

Put yourself in their shoes! Imagine how mortifying that would be!

Chris has yet to comment on the leaked pictures.