KEY POINTS

  • Chris Evans accidentally shared nude photos while posting a video on Instagram Stories
  • The actor quickly deleted the clip and has not addressed it publicly
  • Evans quickly shot to the top of Twitter's trending topics after memes and jokes began circulating over his leaked nudes

Chris Evans accidentally shared a nude photo of himself while trying to upload a video on social media, driving Twitter wild.

On Saturday, Sept. 12, Evans took to his Instagram Stories to share a screen recording of his family playing a game of "Heads Up" without trimming it. However, a camera roll appeared on the screen at the end of the video that allegedly included a black and white photo of a penis, Page Six reported.

The gallery also had a meme of Evans' face with the words "guard that p---y."

It is not clear if the camera roll belonged to Evans, and the actor has yet to address it publicly.

Evans quickly deleted the video but not before fans were able to capture screenshots and bring them over to Twitter, pushing the "Avengers" star to the top of the trending page. Unsurprisingly, his leaked photos immediately spawned the jokes and memes.

One fan wrote, "chris evans did nothing wrong he just saw marvel stans asking for content it’s our fault for not being more specific."

"chris evans leaking chris evans nudes is the highlight of my Saturday," YouTube star Manny Mua posted.

Some fans came to Evans' defense and took the opportunity to share wholesome photos and messages about the actor. 

One Twitter user gave a reminder that Evans suffers from anxiety and said the actor doesn't deserve negativity over accidentally leaking the personal photos. The fan, along with several others, instead encouraged sharing Evans' photo with his dog, Dodger.

"friendly reminder that chris evans is one of the sweetest men who (very publicly) suffers with crippling anxiety, and you should block & report anybody who is sharing that nude picture because this angel deserves nothing but love," one fan tweeted.

"instead of spreading chris evans leaked photo, share these. thank you," another wrote.

"Unpopular opinion: Nude pics of women being leaked without consent is a violation, and that’s still true when it happens to men like Chris Evans. This isn’t entertainment. It’s creepy and inappropriate," Brianna Wu wrote.

In an episode of The Hollywood Reporter's "Awards Chatter" podcast, the 39-year-old star shared that he almost passed on his "Captain America" role because of his anxiety.

Evans knew it was a big project and feared that it might worsen his condition. He revealed that he talked to his therapist and several friends and is now glad that he didn't miss the project.

“It was the best decision I've ever made, and I really owe that to [Marvel chief] Kevin Feige for being persistent and helping me avoid making a giant mistake,” Evans said.

Chris Evans Chris Evans stars in "Defending Jacob." Photo: Apple TV+