Hollywood superstars Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner are adored widely for their roles as Captain America and Hawkeye in the MCU.
However, the two sparked controversy and angered Marvel fans after derogatory comments on Black Widow.
In an interview with Digital Spy, they were asked about Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, and her pairing with other male members of MCU.
Responding, Renner said: “She is a slut.” Evans continues: “Complete slut.”
Immediately Twitter users and fans were up in arms against the two: “Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner joking about Natasha being an [expletive] made us cringe.”
Responding to the backlash, Evans soon apologized, “Yesterday, we were asked about rumors that Black Widow wants to be associated with both Hawkeye and Captain America. We answered in a very juvenile and offensive way that rightfully has angered some fans. I regret it and sincerely apologize.”
Renner, too declared an apology, saying: “I am sorry if 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.”