A couple years ago, Jeremy Renner (and Chris Evans) got a lot of flack for referring to Scarlett Johansson’s character in their superhero movie as a “slut” and “whore.” What was completely ignored was Renner’s ableist remark that came a couple dismissive breaths after the sexist quip: “She has a prosthetic leg anyway.”
It’s subtle, but has the same tone.
Well, now it seems Renner has fractured both arms doing a stunt. Although his tone still bites from Napoleon, he seems to have some sort of reference point now that he isn’t able to perform some daily tasks as he did before his injury.
“It affects how I get dressed in the morning. I can’t tie my shoes, but outside of that and everything else, I can kind of get by.”
Perhaps he can use this as a learning experience, and grow some empathy somewhere in his compact frame.