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Jeremy Renner Calls Scarlet Johannson’s Character A “Slut” , Chris Evans: “A Complete Whore”

April 24, 2015

It appears that even when a character isn’t real, as in, the movie Avengers, male actors have trouble with female sexuality, calling a completely fictitious character “a slut” and “a complete whore.” Will slut-shaming never end? Even when something isn’t real, apparently men in Hollywood have trouble separating their characters from their rather disgusting true selves.

When asked about the character played by Scarlet Johannson’s, Chris Renner proved that being asinine  isn’t just part of his character, calling her character a “total slut” in a way that makes it sound suspiciously like he is describing a real person:

During the press tour for Avengers: Age of Ultron, Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner had some very choice words to describe their costar Scarlett Johansson’s character. An interviewer from Digital Spy asked the pair what they thought about fans’ theories that Black Widow would end up with Captain America and/or Hawkeye.

“She’s a slut,” Renner replied, completely deadpan.

Evans burst out laughing, adding, “I was gonna say something along that line … she’s a complete whore.”

Who wants to watch the movie now? When even the male actors are derisive of their co-star and her acting role, cue flashcards “It’s not real, guys…”, what makes the movie watchable?

When movie execs obviously realized that some people might also not want to see the movie based on this “publicity tour,” and the men were blatantly told to apologize, they did so with a whole lot of “I was just tired,” or “It was just a joke” sort of half-assedness. Asshole of the week award goes to Jeremy Renner and Chris Evans.

“Yesterday we were asked about the rumors that Black Widow wanted to be in a relationship with both Hawkeye and Captain America,” said Evans’ statement. “We answered in a very juvenile and offensive way that rightfully angered some fans. I regret it and sincerely apologize.”

Renner’s statement reads: “I am sorry that this tasteless joke about a fictional character offended anyone. It was not meant to be serious in any way. Just poking fun during an exhausting and tedious press tour.”

The problem with this is that it’s not just “juvenile” to call a female co-star’s character a “slut” or “complete whore,” because that leads one to assume that juvenile males are entitled, by their youth, to malign women’s sexuality, judge it and act like religious police. No, saying that some character, is a “complete whore” to national media as a joke is not a rite of passage; it’s disgusting.  Playing it off as a “joke” or “I was just tired” is even more offensive. Neither man even knows how to apologize completely and shows no signs of any real remorse or understanding of the damage they have done.

Sharia police much Jeremy Renner and Chris Evans? Are you judging the movie you are supposed to be publicizing? Somehow these actors promoting their own movie sound like the religious police and then call it a “joke” because it’s “juvenile” to call women’s characters whores and sluts? Nope, not buying it.

Feel free to watch the idiocy. It’s not accidental, and these are grown, and one might assume professional men, just taking shots at female sexuality that are wrong. No remorse.

Definitely not an advertisement for me to watch the movie. In fact, that’s one interview/publicity bit that tells me to steer clear of this one. Thanks for the heads-up guys. At least I know I don’t want to see it before shelling out $20 at the theater.

 

 

 

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