"I'm unapologetic about a lot of things," Renner told Conan O'Brien

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Today in Avengers news: Jeremy Renner apparently isn’t that sorry he called Scarlett Johansson‘s Black Widow character a “slut.”

This all goes back nearly two weeks, when Renner and costar Chris Evans were joking about Johansson’s character’s romantic interests in the Marvel franchise. “She’s a slut,” Renner said, to which Evans added, “a complete whore.”

Renner, 44, and Evans, 33, then apologized separately. Renner’s statement, in particular, referred to his “tasteless joke about a fictional character” and the “exhausting and tedious press tour” for Avengers: Age of Ultron.

He doubled down on his not-really-an-apology Monday night on Conan, stating, “It was a joke – off-colored or whatever – but yeah, I’m unapologetic about a lot of things … mind you, I was talking about a fictional character and fictional behavior.”

Maybe Hawkeye should just stick to singing? And arrows.