The Captain America told TheFix that it became much harder for him to show support to his gay sibling openly when the results of the Presidential election in the USA were clear. But it does not mean that there is something for Chris to stop loving his brother: “It’s really important to put faces to the situations that we’re navigating as a society’, as he says America is in ‘tricky times right now’ after the election.” I’ve never felt any sort of backlash or friction as a result of the stance I’ve taken in my career in support of him or any other human rights… hopefully it stays that way going forward,” the actor added.
“It’s important to understand, whether it’s growing up with women, whether it’s growing up with other ethnic groups, it’s important to experience anything different from what you know. To encourage and cultivate compassion and understanding. So certainly growing up with women helped me, but growing up in the theatre helped me, growing up in a progressive community helped me. I think it’s really important to put faces to the situations that we’re navigating as society. So yeah, growing up with sisters was a big influence for me, and I have a deep connection to not only human rights but specifically women’s rights.”