Avengers actors called Scarlett Johansson’s character a ‘slut’ and ‘whore’ and people aren’t happy
(Picture: Digital Spy)

Avengers actors Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner made a ‘joke’ during an interview the other day.

They really thought it was funny to call Scarlett Johansson’sBlack Widow character a ‘slut’ and a ‘whore’.

Here’s the video.

The pair made the ‘slut-shaming’ remarks during an interview with Digital Spy, when they were asked about shipping.

Asked: ‘I have a very serious question about shipping. I know a lot of fans were pretty invested in the idea of Natasha with either or both of you guys and now she’s with Bruce. What do you guys think about that?’

Renner replied, bluntly: ‘She’s a slut’.

To which Chris Evans burst out laughing and added: ‘She’s a complete whore’.

Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner are under fire for a new interview with Digital Spy, in which they jokingly describe Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow character in The Avengers as a “slut” and a “whore”. Credit: Digital Spy

(Picture: Digital Spy)

Renner then joked that her character had a prosthetic leg, like that was a bad thing.

Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner are under fire for a new interview with Digital Spy, in which they jokingly describe Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow character in The Avengers as a “slut” and a “whore”. Credit: Digital Spy

(Picture: Digital Spy)

The timing was particularly unfortunate because it had just emerged that a rape joke was made in one of the cut scenes of the new The Avengers movie – Age of Ultron.

As Iron Man attempts to take leadership over Asgard, he says: ‘I will be reinstituting prima nocta’.

Prima nocta is an ancient fabled rule of law where a leader (or lord) can rape the wife of any man on her wedding night.

Fans of The Avengers were pretty upset by comments and expressed their concerns on social media.

 
 
 
 
By Lena Sullivan 04/23/2015 05:53:00