"Another user wrote, "If sexual promiscuity is truly immoral, by consistency and logic, men who are promiscuous should be hated as well. You can't bash promiscuous women without doing the same to men.It is hypocritical and inconsistent."Some users noted that the two actors were "obviously" joking.stars Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner face backlash after joking about Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow character, who they called a “slut” and “whore” in a Digital Spy interview. “We answered in a very juvenile and offensive way that rightfully angered some fans. -Evans I am sorry that this tasteless joke about a fictional character offended anyone,” Renner also said in a statement. Just poking fun during an exhausting and tedious press tour. Yesterday we were asked about the rumors that Black Widow wanted to be in a relationship with both Hawkeye and Captain America,” Evans said in the statement. Renner added, “she has a prosthetic leg anyway.” In a world where Twitter trolls exist and people get pissed just about everything, you can imagine how the rest of this went down. The 30-year-old actress and 44-year-old actor portray Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, and Clint Barton, aka Hawkeye, respectively, in the Marvel cinematic universe.When the female interviewer asked them about Widow's potential relationship with either one of their characters, both responded in a less-than-friendly way."She's a slut," said Renner, which immediately elicited a guffaw from Evans."I was going to say something along that line... Renner also quipped that "she has a prosthetic leg anyway."The Internet was quick to criticize the actors, slamming their remarks as misogynistic on social media.
"We answered in a very juvenile and offensive way that rightfully angered some fans.Disney shared a first glimpse of the movie at the annual D23 expo Saturday.I regret it and sincerely apologize.""I am sorry that this tasteless joke about a fictional character offended anyone," Renner also said in a statement. Just poking fun during an exhausting and tedious press tour."_____________________________________Jeremy Renner and Chris Evans might not be the superheroes we've all come to love in the franchise, or maybe they've simply been reduced to people's least favorites out of the entire cast.Hawkeye and Captain America made a serious faux pas when they referred to Scarlett Johansson's character, Black Widow, as a "slut" and a "whore" during an interview with Digital Spy.
"Those were one-off jokes from the guys in response to a direct question from their (female!) interviewer, and she wasn't even fazed," another posted.