Just days after Robert Downey Jr was applauded for walking out on a rude interviewer, Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner have now found themselves in hot water for uttering remarks labelled as sexist.

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Evans and Renner, who took up the roles of Captain America and Hawkeye in “Avengers“, made a serious gaffe when they referred to Black Widow as a “slut” and “whore” in an interview with Digital Spy.

When asked if Black Widow had a chance with either one of their characters, Renner answered, “She’s a slut.

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This immediately elicited a hearty laugh from Evans, who chimed in and said, “I was going to say something along that line. She’s a complete whore.

The exchange did not bode well with audiences, who left multiple comments critcising their irresponsible antics. Most comments stated that their remarks were sexist and misogynistic. There were also users who noted that their words were not meant to be taken seriously and defended the stars by saying that it was a “harmless joke”.

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However, it seems like the stars have realised their mistakes and have each released statements to E! News, apologising for their “juvenile” actions.

Evans stated:

Yesterday we were asked about the rumours that Black Widow wanted to be in a relationship with both Hawkeye and Captain America. We answered in a very juvenile and offensive way that rightfully angered some fans. I regret it and sincerely apologise.

In another press statement, Renner said:

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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.

Watch the interview here:

Slated for release on 23rd April in Malaysia, “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is now playing in the cinemas near you.

Do you think it was an overreaction on the part of netizens? Was the backlash well-deserved by the stars? Leave your comments in the comments box below!

Source: E! Online

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