Earlier today, an interview that Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner did with Digital Spy during the Avengers: Age of Ultron press tour went viral, as the two Avengers came under fire for some disparaging jokes they made about the Black Widow character.
With the controversy making headlines at a number of major news outlets, both Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner have now released statements, apologizing for their remarks.
Evans said, “Yesterday we were asked about the rumors 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 apologize.”
Renner said, “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.”
Avengers: Age of Ultron opens in movie theaters on May 1, 2015.