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Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner Apologize for Calling Scarlett Johansson’s ‘Avengers’ Character a ‘Slut’ and ‘Whore’

Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner have apologized for calling their “Avengers: Age of Ultron” co-star Scarlett Johansson’s character Black Widow a “whore” during a recent press interview.

Evans and Jeremy Renner, while speaking to U.K. website Digital Spy, were asked about the character’s multiple romances in the Marvel universe, to which Renner sarcastically responded, “She’s a slut.”

Evans laughed: “I was going to do something along those lines…’She’s a complete whore.'”

Well the Internet didn’t find it funny, and on Thursday, Captain America and Hawkeye fell on their shield/crossbow.

“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. “We answered in a very juvenile and offensive way that rightfully angered some fans. I regret it and sincerely apologize.”

Renner said in a statement: “”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.”

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Avengers: Age of Ultron” opens nationwide May 1.

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