The cast of Avengers: Age of Ultron is having a pretty rough start to their press tour. First, Robert Downey Jr. stormed out of an interview with a British journalist. Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner then proceeded to refer to Scarlett Johansson's character, Black Widow, as a "slut" and "whore."
To be fair, they've since apologized, but the initial joke didn't sit well with the Internet.
Now, RDJ seems to have crossed yet another line, making a remark about Oscar-winning director Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu that some have taken to be racist. The Birdman director, who is Mexican, has voiced his negative opinion about superhero movies before, telling Deadline in 2014 that he considers them "cultural genocide."
"The way they apply violence to it, it's absolutely right-wing," he told the trade publication. "If you observe the mentality of most of those films, it's really about people who are rich, who have power, who will do the good, who will kill the bad. Philosophically, I just don't like them."