Apparently Black Widow is a Slut, Whore and Trick According to Jeremy Renner and Chris Evans

Credit: Digital Spy

Credit: Digital Spy

 

According to Jeremy Renner and Chris Evans, Black Widow is a slut, a whore and a trick. The sexist duo was interviewed by Emma Dibdin from Digital Spy and from the gate, the sexist tirade just oozed from their pores.

The interview started with saying how Natasha/Black Widow was being ‘shipped with Hawkeye (Renner) or Captain America (Evans) and now she’s been written with The Hulk (Ruffalo). When asked what were their thoughts, Renner blurted out, “She’s a slut.” followed by Evans agreeing with boisterous laughter how it’s “something along those lines, she’s a complete whore.” It didn’t stop with “slut” and “whore”, Renner chimed in with “trick, man.”

Dibdin (interviewer) seemed unbothered by this revelation of Black Widow and hopped right in with, “Whatever the movie is, she’ll be the sidekick; she’ll be flirting.” Evans had more to say, “that’s right she’ll be flirting with everybody.” Then for some reason, Renner just felt like dropping, “she has a prosthetic leg anyways.” and Evans brings it home with, “leading everybody on.”

Excuse me…what?

Around 11pm this exchange was brought to my attention via Buzzfeed writer, Ira Madison, who sent me the video link.

After watching the video, I immediately got sick to my stomach. All it took was 32 seconds for my admiration of either gentlemen to change. Women in comics already have a bad rep and to see the stars of Avengers: Age of Ultron refer to Black Widow as a slut and a whore, just set us back decades. They degraded Black Widow with ease. I expressed my distaste for the interview on twitter and was immediately met with “it’s a joke.” As RUNLOVEKILL writer, Jon Tsuei pointed out,

Women are met with the words whore and slut when they don’t give a “man” (stranger) what he wants. A woman can walk down the street, be approached by a guy trying to talk to her and as soon as she doesn’t respond she’s now a “slut, whore, bitch, ugly, etc.” It’s TYPICAL. It’s what most “men” do. Hell, you don’t even need to be outside in the world to be called those words. I’ve been called a slut a few times since tweeting my views on this Black Widow issue on twitter. The trolls were waiting to pounce on those who spoke out against the Black Widow slut shaming.

Why are we not slut shaming Tony Stark? Oh that’s right, he’s a guy and it’s totally acceptable. Last time I checked I didn’t see Natasha spreading her legs and flirting with everyone on the team or what did Evans say, “leading everybody on.” Slut shaming is wrong, PERIOD. Whatever someone does with their body is THEIR business, not yours.

I reached out to Dibdin for an explanation as to why she felt the need to add her two cents in and referring to Black Widow as a sidekick.

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No matter which way you slice it Black Widow is not a sidekick, just like she’s not a whore.

Black Widow is bad-ass. PERIOD.

She’s even WORTHY to handle Thor’s hammer, Mjölnir.

I’m pretty sure the standard apology is on its way from Renner and Evans, but fictional character or NOT; those remarks were UNACCEPTABLE! Again, the fact that they both used those terms nonchalantly, speaks so much on who they are as a person.

Women in comics are much more than victims, stuffed in refrigerators, sex objects, sidekicks, etc. and I’m pretty sure if those two had said that to Black Widow, (in a movie) she’d mop the floor with them.

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Evans and Renner has let down a lot of fans with these sexist remarks. These comments are WHY the GamerGate trolls exist and why they’ve been sliding over to comics. Pretty sure those that have been calling me sluts, morons, idiot, etc. do the same in real life as they do online. They live for this type of crap, now Renner and Evans are just adding more fuel to the fire.

Women deserve respect, period. Fictional character or not.

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Looks like the apology is in:

“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 a statement provided to EW. “We answered in a very juvenile and offensive way that rightfully angered some fans. 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 provided to EW. “It was not meant to be serious in any way. Just poking fun during an exhausting and tedious press tour.”

One was an apology, the other an excuse. Gotta love it. The shade/sarcasm Renner threw in his apology with “fictional character” speaks SO MUCH to HIS character.

*Update*

Since the release of this piece, I have received death threats mixed in with the usual bitch insults. I wouldn’t be surprised if rape threats came next.

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The Cast of Avengers: Age of Ultron Assembles on Stage (Video)

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Tonight was the red carpet premiere for Avengers: Age of Ultron and the full cast assembled on stage, including Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Kevin Feige, Joss Whedon and so much more!

When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.

Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision.

Written and directed by Joss Whedon and produced by Kevin Feige, Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series The Avengers, first published in 1963. Get set for an action-packed thrill ride when The Avengers return in Marvel’s Avengers:Age of Ultron.

Marvel’s Avengers Age of Ultron will be released May 1st 2015.

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The Twins and Ultron vs Avengers in New Avengers Age of Ultron Clip

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A new clip debuted today after the Avengers red carpet premiere and it shows off the sarcasm of Ultron. The Maximoff twins and the Avengers battle. Check it out!

When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.

Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision.

Written and directed by Joss Whedon and produced by Kevin Feige, Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series The Avengers, first published in 1963. Get set for an action-packed thrill ride when The Avengers return in Marvel’s Avengers:Age of Ultron.

Marvel’s Avengers Age of Ultron will be released May 1st 2015.