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During their press tour Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner called Black Widow a slut as a joke, ha ha.

Whyyyyyyy? I liked you guys so much. It's clear from your tone that you think it's a funny joke to call Black Widow, the only female protagonist in The Avengers franchise, a slut, a whore and a trick, but it is actually really abrasive and off-putting.

This is the kind of "joke" that shows how deep-rooted and scary misogyny can be. Even the men we love, and admire, can surprise us with something ugly. These guys don't really see Black Widow as some big slut because she ends up with Bruce Banner in this iteration of the film's love drama. But that's the first thing they went to as an off-the-cuff answer to a simple question. Super bummer.

Sources: Digital Spy | h/t UpRoxx