Remember how last week, Jeremy Renner and Chris Evans had that hilaaaaaarious joke during an interview about what a big slut Black Widow is? People were understandably not happy with the sexist bullshit, and both actors’ reps quickly released statements of apology. Evans is the smart one here and has, thankfully, not said anything else as offensive since. Renner, however, is too big a dickhead to be contained, so he hit up Conan last night to re-insist that he meant what he said and dig himself even deeper into the hole of asshole-dom.
“It was a joke — off-color or whatever — but yeah, I’m unapologetic about a lot of things and I got in a lot of Internet trouble!” he said on the talk show. “I guess that’s a thing now you can get in.”
“I was asked the question like, ‘So, you know, Black Widow’s been linked to Hawkeye, Iron Man, Bruce Banner, and Captain America,’” Renner, who plays the Avengers’ Hawkeye continued, naming other characters from the action film. “‘So what do you think about that?’ I’m like, well I said, ‘It sounds like she’s a slut.’”
“Now, 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 added. “Just saying… I’d be a slut!”
Of course, Jamie Renner’s brain is too small to comprehend big concepts, so he doesn’t get that saying shit about women – be they fictional or otherwise – continues to contribute towards a society that still largely treats women like second-class citizens and puts them in boxes, expecting them to act in particular ways. And when they don’t, they’re “bitches” or “sluts” and when some men REALLY don’t like the fact that women aren’t acting how they’re “supposed” to, pretty intense things happen like, you know, rape and domestic violence and sometimes even murder. Of course, I’ll probably have loads of dudes tell me I’m being a “Feminazi” in saying that, but knock yourselves out – that just proves my point.
Oh, and my other point, which is that Jeremy Renner fucking sucks, and thank God his soon-to-be ex-wife got away while she could.