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Captain America & Hawkeye apologise for calling Black Widow a slut

​Avengers Jeremy Renner and Chris Evans displayed some non-hero-like behaviour in an interview when they called Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow character a slut.

The interviewer asked Renner and Evans, who play Hawkeye and Captain America, about Black Widow's romantic entanglements with their characters.

 

 

That's when Renner, without missing a beat, said: "She's a slut."

Renner's response immediately elicited a hearty laugh from Evans.

Evans then added: 'I was going to say something along that line... A complete whore."

Renner also made a quip about Black Widow's prosthetic leg.

There was a strong backlash from fans, who called the pair disrespectful.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Renner and Evans have since apologised. Evans said:

"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."

Renner also issued a statement apologising for his comment.

"I am sorry that this tasteless joke about a fictional character offended anyone. It was not meant to be serious in anyway.

"Just poking fun during an exhausting and tedious press tour."

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