Chris Evans Is 'Frustrated' With Those Against The Same-Sex Kiss In Disney's 'Lightyear'

Jordan Claes
Buzz Lightyear in 'Lightyear'.
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It's time to get excited, Toy Story fans! After much anticipation, the brand new prequel film Lightyear, starring Chris Evans, is set to make its theatrical debut on June 17th, 2022.

So far, the film has been met with heavy criticism regarding a same-sex kiss that takes place between two female characters. Now, Chris Evans is speaking out and displaying his own frustrations with all those who would oppose it.

Chris Evans is about as heroic as a Hollywood actor can be.

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After spending the better part of the last decade playing Captain America in the MCU, Chris is now poised to take on the role of yet another beloved superhero — Buzz Lightyear.

The brand new feature film, aptly titled 'Lightyear' is set to premiere exclusively in theaters on June 17th.

Buzz Lightyear in his spaceship with a cat in 'Lightyear'.
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Unlike previous films in the Toy Story universe, Lightyear will focus on a young Buzz Lightyear as he embarks on his newly cemented career at Star Command.

Only this time, the biggest threat that Buzz Lightyear faces isn't the evil Emperor Zurg — it's homophobia.

Alisha Hawthorne in 'Lightyear'.
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The one aspect of the film that critics can't seem to stop talking about is a same-sex kiss that takes place between Buzz's commander, Alisha Hawthorne, and her wife.

The scene caused such an uproar that Disney initially decided to cut it, altogether.

David in 'Schitt's Creek'.
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But after severe public outcry and a joint statement from LGBTQIA+ employees/allies at Pixar, Disney decided to reinstate the kiss — resulting in the film being banned from several countries.

Recently, Chris sat down with 'Variety' in order to express his thoughts on Disney's decision to include the kiss.

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"I mean, it’s great," Chris said. "As great as it is — and you know, I’ve been asked the question a few times — it’s nice, and it’s wonderful, it makes me happy.

"It’s tough to not be a little frustrated that it even has to be a topic of discussion," Chris lamented. "That it is this kind of 'news.'"

Captain America sitting down in a chair.
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Chris continued, stating that his goal, and the goal of like-minded actors and filmmakers, is to get to the point where same-sex expressions of love and affection are considered the norm.

"That representation across the board is how we make films," Chris emphatically proclaimed.

Buzz Lightyear about to take off in a plane in 'Lightyear'.
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"Look, it’s an honor to be a part of something that is taking those steps, but the goal is to look back on this time and just be shocked that it took us this long to get there," he said hopefully.

Despite the overwhelming support for Disney to include the kiss, there are still those who remain opposed.

Radical conservatives, such as Ben Shapiro, appear to be doubling down and have accused the House of Mouse of pushing a "secret gay agenda."

Chris too has his own opinion on that small, albeit incredibly vocal minority.

"The real truth is those people are idiots," Chris said bluntly in an interview with Reuters Television. "There’s always going to be people who are afraid and unaware and trying to hold on to what was before."

"But those people die off like dinosaurs," Chris said.

Buzz Lightyear firing his laser in 'Lightyear'.
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Chris explained that the best course of action is to pay the naysayers no mind and to continue to progress forward toward a more inclusive and ecumenical state of existence.

The only way for us as a society to reach infinity and beyond is to embrace love in all its forms.

Space Commanders in their ship in 'Lightyear'.
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As the great John Lennon once so eloquently stated, "It matters not who you love, where you love, why you love, when you love or how you love — it matters only that you love."