Jeremy Renner doesn't mind if you think he's gay.
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The 44-year-old opened up to Playboy about the rumors floating around regarding his sexuality, saying that he usually doesn't even address the question:
"I'm not going to try to prove what I am or am not. It's silly, right?"
He explained he doesn't get offended by the rumors. Rather, he laughs them off by viewing them as a measure of his career:
"When you google yourself and the first thing that comes up is 'Jeremy Renner gay,' it's like, 'Oh, now you've arrived. You're now a giant movie star.' So I just had a big laugh about it."
But, the Avengers: Age of Ultron star really hammered home that it doesn't matter to him at all what people are whispering about his sexual preference:
"I don't care, ultimately, if that's what people want to think, read and care about. F**king say whatever the hell you want about me. Look at where we're at socially—leaps and bounds ahead of where we started. That's an amazing thing. To suggest that it's negative, that being gay is a terrible thing, a perversion or whatever—I just don't get it. Don't you wish we were in a world where we're not shaming, judging and boxing people in?"
Well, said, Jeremy!
Even though he still left us wondering which team he's playing for, he makes a really good point by saying that being gay definitely IS NOT a negative thing!
[Image via Michael Muller/Playboy.]
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