Jeremy Renner Stepped In Shit Again
“The name’s Douche. James Douche.”
Before we get into this, let me make it abundantly clear that while I’m all for equal pay and women not getting the shaft for doing the same work as men but for less money because they sometimes bleed where they pee, there couldn’t be a less out-of-touch example than millionaires complaining about other millionaires getting more millions for playing dress-up. That’s just, goddammit. I understand the broader point, but like the rest of the country, I ate frozen tacos for dinner last night, so cry me a fucking river.
That said, I have a blog to fill with celebrities acting like assholes, and Jeremy Renner is always a fountain of it. So here he is responding to reports that Bradley Cooper will work together with female costars in contract negotiations after reading Jennifer Lawrence’s open letter on wage equality. Business Insider reports:
Business Insider asked Jeremy Renner, who also starred in “American Hustle,” if he would also be willing to negotiate alongside his female co-stars on future projects. He also was paid more than Adams and Lawrence for his role in the film, according to a Sony email leaked during the hack on the company.
“That’s not my job,” Renner said.
Granted, Jeremy Renner is right. Contract negotiations aren’t his job. However, a better answer might’ve been, “My agent handles that stuff, but I’d love to help if I can,” or literally anything that doesn’t come off as, “Nah, fuck those bitches.” Then again, it’s not like Jeremy Renner touts himself as a student of human behavior, which he hasn’t quite nailed yet.
“I’m a performer and I know human behavior. When it comes to that sort of stuff I let other people deal with that.”
But don’t worry, Jeremy Renner would later apologize and explain that he was simply distracted by how many dicks Black Widow sucked to get on The Avengers because it was all of them. All the dick- what? What he do now?