Earlier this week, it was reported that heterosexual advocacy organisation Super Happy Fun America had announced plans to launch a "Straight Pride" parade in Boston this summer.
On the Super Happy Fun America website, it was stated that Oscar-nominated actor Pitt had been "adopted" as a "mascot" for the parade.
The organisers "congratulated" the Moneyball star for being the "face of this important civil rights movement".
A spokesperson for Pitt confirmed to The Independent that the star has ordered the organisers of the parade to cease using his name as a mascot for the event.
Mention of Pitt's name on the Super Fun Happy America website – whose tagline is: "It's great to be straight" – has been removed.
"Wow! Cool initiative, fellas!! Just a thought, instead of 'Straight Pride' parade, how about this: The 'desperately trying to bury our own gay thoughts by being homophobic because no one taught us how to access our emotions as children' parade? Whatta ya think? Too on the nose??" Evans tweeted.
While Evans has been highly praised for his stance, some have stated that his tweet supports the "worn out" stereotype that individuals who are homophobic are gay.
"Chris... no. Please don't blame homophobia on people being secretly gay," one person tweeted.
"This is a worn out old trope and it essentially blames gay people for our own problems. Love you, but no."
Another person added that while Evans' tweet is "ill-written", it is "very effective in conveying the message to the men participating in the 'Straight Parade'".
In another tweet, the actor highlighted the "false equivalencies" being made between the "Straight Pride" parade and LGBT+ Pride, which is being celebrated across the world in numerous events this month.
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The Independent has contacted Pitt's representatives for comment.
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