Chris Evans vs. Kanye West: Actor Slams Rapper on Twitter, Saying Kanye 'Doesn't Know History, Doesn't Read Books'

Actor Chris Evans pushed back against "terrifying" tweets by Kanye West, who suggested on Twitter that the 13th Amendment should be abolished (although he later walked back that remark by saying it should be "amended").

Donning Trump's signature "Make America Great Again" red cap, the 41-year-old rapper tweeted following a controversial appearance on Saturday Night Live, where he ranted about Donald Trump and racism to a bewildered studio audience.

"This represents good and America becoming whole again," West tweeted Sunday morning. "We will no longer outsource to other countries. We build factories here in America and create jobs. We will provide jobs for all who are free from prisons as we abolish the 13th amendment."

Reacting an hour later, Avengers star Evans hit back on his own Twitter feed. "There's nothing more maddening than debating someone who doesn't know history, doesn't read books, and frames their myopia as virtue," he tweeted. "The level of unapologetic conjecture I've encountered lately isn't just frustrating, it's retrogressive, unprecedented and absolutely terrifying."

Approximately two hours after his initial post, West tried to clarify his earlier tweet, adding: "Not abolish but. Let's amend the 13th amendment. We apply everyone's opinions to our platform."

Evans was not alone in criticizing West. Singer Lana Del Ray posted to Instagram on Sunday afternoon that Trump's becoming president had been "a loss for the country." She addressed West: "I can only assume you relate to his personality on some level. Delusions of grandeur, extreme issues with narcissism."

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

— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) September 30, 2018

It's not the first time West has garnered headlines using Trump rhetoric. Its not even the first time he has courted outrage for comments about slavery. In May, he was criticized for saying: "When you hear about slavery for 400 years. For 400 years?! That sounds like a choice."

In April, he tweeted: "You don't have to agree with trump but the mob can't make me not love him. We are both dragon energy. He is my brother." Trump replied: "Thank you Kanye, very cool!"

In August 2016, West was shown meeting with Trump in New York City. "I wanted to meet with Trump today to discuss multicultural issues," the rapper stated in a now-deleted tweet.

He uses Twitter not only to promote his music and clothing products but also to fuel headlines, as noted by The Outline. In 2016, for example, he wrote: "BILL COSBY INNOCENT !!!!!!!!!!"

Whatever the motive, West's MAGA flirtation caught the president's attention by Sunday morning.

"I don't watch Saturday Night Live (even though I past hosted it) - no longer funny, no talent or charm," Trump wrote on Twitter. "It is just a political ad for the Dems. Word is that Kanye West, who put on a MAGA hat after the show (despite being told 'no'), was great. He's leading the charge!"

Kanye West and Donald Trump
Singer Kanye West and Donald Trump speak with the press after their meetings at Trump Tower December 13, 2016 in New York. TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images