Last month Jeremy Renner and Chris Evans got into hot water, when they jokingly referred to fictional Avengers character, Black Widow, as a slut.
This offended a lot of people and they took to the internet to air their comments. Jeremy Renner was very surprised by all of this.
Renner spoke to Conan O'Brien on Monday as a part of his promotional tour for Avengers: Age of Ultron, where his character Hawkeye is in a superhero team with Black Widow. The actor had this to say: “Yeah, it was a joke. Off-colored. Whatever. I’m unapologetic about a lot of things, but I got into a lot of internet trouble. Because that’s a thing now, you can get in,”
He then tried to explain what led to that comment. “Mind you, I was talking about a fictional character and fictional behavior. But, Conan, if you slept with four of the six Avengers, no matter how much fun you had, you’d be a slut,” he said, then added "I'd be a slut."
Earlier, both Renner and Evans had released apologies in separate statements for the remark. “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," Renner said in his statement.
Watch the portion of the interview below: