Hollywood superstar Chris Evans sent social media into a state of tizzy on Saturday when a private photo in his phone gallery accidentally appeared on preview as he was set to post a video of him playing "Heads Up" with his followers on Instagram. The private picture caught fans' attention when the 39-year-old went back to his gallery once the video ended and the said photo appeared on his preview. Upon realizing his mistake, Evans quickly deleted the Instagram story, but the Internet was quick to catch up and has since blown up all over social media, with many expressing shock and some coming up to the support of the star for his accidental mistake. 

yes, Chris Evans accidentally leaked his own nudes on his own instagram

yes, it’s funny

but it was an accident and he deleted it, so

please don’t share them

respect his privacy

protect him like he protected the world

— danny (@epDannyEdge) September 12, 2020

chris evans did nothing wrong he just saw marvel stans asking for content it’s our fault for not being more specific pic.twitter.com/LQfnMJVadF

— 𝓪𝓁𝒾𝒶𝓈 (@itsjustanx) September 12, 2020

⚠️⚠️Chris Evans NUDE⚠️⚠️🔻🔻

The only nude scene I will share bc Chris Evans deserves some privacy pic.twitter.com/0czER1556s

— ✪ 𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐚 𝐃𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐲 ✪ (@Big_BuckyEnergy) September 12, 2020

Chris Evans right now: pic.twitter.com/wINkGm0PmX

— Saf⚡️ (@safsrage) September 12, 2020

anthony mackie calling chris evans pic.twitter.com/YWIiDhntgn

— 🌪 (@505VIBEZ) September 12, 2020

me finding out why chris evans is trending pic.twitter.com/5pE6xw26lc

— Gabe 🏳️‍🌈 🌿 (@gabedoesart) September 12, 2020

chris evans leaking chris evans nudes is the highlight of my saturday

— Manny MUA (@MannyMua733) September 12, 2020

the marvel cast watching chris evans’ instagram story this morning pic.twitter.com/UpmFDXOzkb

— 𝓪𝓁𝒾𝒶𝓈 (@itsjustanx) September 12, 2020

Soon after the picture went viral on social media, Chris Evans' co-star in Avengers films, Mark Ruffalo, who plays the superhero character, Hulk, responded to the incident and lent his support to the Captain America star. Ruffalo tweeted saying, "Bro, while Trump is in office there is NOTHING you could possibly do to embarrass yourself. See… silver lining." Chris Evans, who has over 5.8 million followers on Instagram and more than 13.9 million followers on Twitter is one of the most popular stars on the planet and continues to be a role model for children after his portrayal of Captain America in the Marvel films. 

.@ChrisEvans Bro, while Trump is in office there is NOTHING you could possibly do to embarrass yourself. See... silver lining.

— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) September 13, 2020

Chris Evans, known playing the Marvel superhero, Captain America in nearly a dozen films, remains a fan favorite even after his final appearance essaying the iconic character in last year's global blockbuster, Avengers: Endgame. His last appearance in Avengers: Endgame remains a memorable performance for many fans as the film stands at the top of the ladder as the highest-grossing film of all time in the world with over $2.797 billion to date beating James Cameron's Avatar, which held the spot for nearly a decade. 

Having delivered a commendable performance after Avengers: Endgame in Knives Out last year, Chris Evans will next be seen in Netflix's recently-announced $200 million film, The Gray Man. Billed to be an action thriller, The Gray Man will see Chris Evans sharing screen space with Ryan Gosling and will be on a James Bond-esque level, with Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame director duo Russo brothers, Joe and Anthony Russo directing.