Chris Evans Calls Kanye West's 13th Amendment Tweet 'Maddening' And 'Regressive'

Captain America himself had a few things to say about Kanye's controversial opinion on the Constitution.

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You know your take on the Constitution needs a little work when Captain America comes to Twitter to check you. While plenty of people were ready to call out Kanye West for his tweet asking to abolish the 13th Amendment, few rebukes resounded quite as loudly as Chris Evans'.

We'll never know whether the actor was already riled up thanks to West failing to deliver Yandhi on time. But, whatever his reasoning, Evans quote-tweeted Kanye's controversial post and then verbosely dunked on him.

"There’s nothing more maddening than debating someone who doesn’t know history, doesn’t read books, and frames their myopia as virtue," he wrote. "The level of unapologetic conjecture I’ve encountered lately isn’t just frustrating, it’s retrogressive, unprecedented and absolutely terrifying." 

And it turns out Kanye West can acknowledge when he's goofed up. After the internet collectively shouted "This ain't it, chief" at the rapper, Kanye returned to Twitter to clarify what he meant. 

In a series of tweets, West made the subtext of his initial fire-starting post more clear. Where before Kanye only alluded to the idea of making imprisoned people work without pay, in these new tweets he pointed directly to the problem he finds buried within the amendment that abolished slavery. 

"The 13th Amendment is slavery in disguise, meaning it never ended," he wrote. "Not abolish but let’s amend the 13th Amendment." 

It's far from the first controversial opinion that Kanye West has held regarding the subject of slavery in America. Earlier this year, Kanye kicked a hornet's nest when he went on TMZ Live  and called slavery "a choice." He walked those statements back a bit, but who knows if he'll have more to say on the subject when he heads back to the show on October 1. 

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