Jeremy Renner Doubles Down, Calls Black Widow A Slut Again

Last month, “Avengers” costars Jeremy Renner and Chris Evans found themselves in a bit of hot water when, during an interview, they joked about the character of Black Widow (played by Scarlett Johanasson) being a “slut” and “a complete whore.” The two kinda sorta apologized for demeaning the one leading female superhero of the group, though it was clear that they thought the dust-up was silly. And last night on “Conan,” Renner doubled down, saying, “If you slept with four of the six ‘Avengers,’ no matter how much fun you had, you’d be a slut. I’d be a slut.” Um, okay, whatever, Renner. The issue is not so much that you used the word slut, it’s that you meant it in a negative way, not an empowering way. Also, I dunno, when you’re out promoting a movie franchise with ONE female lead, it’s pretty shitty to use derogatory and largely sexist language to describe that character. Also, lazy. In other news, this guy totally annoys me. [Vulture]