Rumours have been flying around for ages now that Jeremy Renner is a fan of the dick on the low, but no one’s ever actually been able to offer any proof – and while I welcome speculation and discussion, I’m not a fan of forcibly outing someone if that’s not what they’re feeling. Anyway, Renner himself has heard the chit chat and he responded to it in a new interview with Playboy.
“When you google yourself and the first thing that comes up is ‘Jeremy Renner gay,’ it’s like, ‘Oh, now you’ve arrived. You’re now a giant movie star.’ I don’t care, ultimately, if that’s what people want to think, read and care about. F**king say whatever the hell you want about me. Look at where we’re at socially—leaps and bounds ahead of where we started. That’s an amazing thing. To suggest that it’s negative, that being gay is a terrible thing, a perversion or whatever—I just don’t get it. Don’t you wish we were in a world where we’re not shaming, judging and boxing people in?”
I never thought I’d say this, but uh… I’m actually on Renner’s side, here. I mean, I do think it’s a cop-out when people are acting like they’re being shamed. No one is saying “Jeremy Renner is gay and that’s disgusting!”, they’re just saying he’s gay. Maybe he’s got his own prejudices that are leading him to project. At the same time, though, I do think the obsession people have with “outing” celebrities is a little weird. If sexuality doesn’t matter, why DOES it matter so much? I guess that’s just the society we live in, but whatevs.
To pump up his hetero factor, Renner also shared the story of how he lost his virginity:
“My story was awful, just like everybody else’s. It was just this random, uncomfortable thing, and I was so nervous. I remember my dad’s sex talk was ‘Son, no glove, no love.’ He opened a drawer. ‘Here are the condoms.’ But I have no idea what she thinks. Maybe she goes to the movies and thinks, Okay, Hawkeye was my first. Or she could have a voodoo doll of me, for all I know.”
For the record, I do think Renner probably likes a bit of the peen, but it’s whatever. I care far less about what he does in bed with whom than I do about the fact that he’s a raging asshole.