Robert Downey Jr. greeted UK interviewer Lorraine Kelly with ‘Nice t-ts’


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Robert Downey Jr. had a good week. He and his wife Susan welcomed their second child together, a little girl they named Avri Roel, which I kept pronouncing as “Avril Row-El,” because I couldn’t be bothered to actually figure out how RDJ and Susan will pronounce it. I guess it’s going to be pronounced like hard-A Avery? Or soft-A Ahh-vry? Eh. I don’t think much of the name, but God bless.

RDJ and Susan have been enjoying lots of good press about the wonderful state of their marriage, and how they manage to work together so well while simultaneously building a family and a home. Many people will cry if this marriage goes to hell, and Susan is the #1 reason why we believe RDJ is a good guy these days. Well… this story doesn’t “prove” that he’s a BAD guy, but it might prove that RDJ is far from perfect:

Before the interview began, Robert Downey Jr’s assistant had spent two hours fretting about getting the temperature in the room just right. He needn’t have worried. For as the Hollywood star joined Lorraine Kelly in a hotel suite for a chat, there was just one thing on his mind.

Miss Kelly has revealed that as the 49-year-old actor sat down, he blurted out: ‘Nice t*ts.’

The ITV breakfast host, 54, who has a 36C bust, said: ‘Robert was not quite himself. He had a time in his life when maybe he was discovering himself, having issues. He came on looking a bit worse for wear and he had no shoes on and he wandered around and he sat down and I said hello and he looked at me and said, “Nice t*ts”. It could have been worse. He could have said, “Oh, I don’t like them”. It is a difficult thing to respond to.’

Downey Jr’s comments were all the more surprising because Miss Kelly had been primed to think his first concern would be how hot it was. Speaking on tomorrow night’s Jonathan Ross Show on ITV, she said: ‘We were in a hotel room waiting for him and a minion came in and said the room was too hot. He kept coming back every ten minutes saying “The room is too hot. Robert won’t like it”. ‘The man had a Robert Downey Jr thermometer. Anyway, Robert came and he was fine. He didn’t know what they were talking about.’

[From The Daily Mail]

I believe her. I think this probably happened, and it’s disappointing. I feel like any time a celebrity or a man with any power comes into a room and says something about a woman’s body, it’s a power thing. It’s not meant to be a compliment, it’s meant to throw a woman off and assert dominance in a given situation. And that sucks because I really thought RDJ would be different.

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  1. Kiddo says:

    Maybe he’s on something again.

    • mimif says:

      Yeah like his super inflated ego?

      • Kiddo says:

        lol. I always think those things are better contained when the part of the brain that controls inhibition is not altered by the drugz.

        How did he get the nice guy tag? Do you know him? I know you’ve had interactions with other celebs.

      • mimif says:

        Don’t know him, don’t know anybody that does, don’t really care for him. The End.

      • StormsMama says:

        Ruh roh
        Looks like RDJ has jumped the shark
        :-/

      • V4Real says:

        Well I not only met him I spent some hours with him back when he was on the stuff. He was really nice and funny.

        BTW this is old news from years ago. Don’t know why people are trying to act like this just happened.

      • Kay V says:

        She should have replied; “Wish I could say the same about your d*ck!”

    • Ginger says:

      Or off something?

    • bammer says:

      I think she’s referring to an interview a few years ago. However, I’ve never thought he was completely sober. He always seems hyper and sweaty. Unpopular opinion but there ya go.

      • mimif says:

        Yeah I always get an Adderall vibe from him too.

      • Kiddo says:

        I know it shouldn’t be funny, but the sweaty part has me in stitches because he is indeed sweaty.

      • Lisa says:

        Yeah this happened years ago. I think it was on camera too. She seemed thrilled with it actually. From what I remember it wasn’t said in an aggressive way – he clearly wasn’t coming on to her – it’s just that outsized personality of his. I’m not gonna get myself too worked up over a movie star saying something silly to a morning tv presenter.

      • Ripley says:

        Yes, but in a most recent interaction he refers to Feminism as “make believe” so he that going for him

      • Selena Castle says:

        You know Lisa, just because a woman laughs it does not mean that she thought it was a funny comment or that she was delighted. I tend to laugh when shocked or made uncomfortable in a situation. I know many women like this. I remember once when a man came up to me in a nightclub. I was wearing very dark lipstick and he said “love your lipstick” I said “thankyou” and he said “it would look better wrapped around my ####”. I was seriously shocked and I laughed and walked away. Maybe this is the same thing, she didn’t enjoy the comment but laughed because she was uncomfortable. What was she supposed to do? Say “you misogynist pig!” on national television? That would have gone down well with her producers.

    • PunkyMomma says:

      My first thought, too. It’s a sad assumption, but I always default to drugs when someone supposedly clean blurts out such a pointedly offensive comment – it’s the absent brain filter.

      Hope he’s clean – his family needs him.

      • lana86 says:

        I dont think it can be called “pointedly offensive comment”. It’s silly, no more. I think if we want women to be treated same as men we have to stop being so precious ourselves. Somebody makes you an inapropriate compliment – whether u r a man or a woman – reply with a joke, smth like -> “u yourself are not bad” or smth; or just professionally ignore.
        Like, yeah, I’m a woman, I have tits and I own it! And I’m not goona become all embarrased or whatever if I’m reminded of it.
        PS. Lol i’m sure she was pleased, that’s why she bragged about it.

      • lirko says:

        @lana I get that maybe it wouldn’t bother you so much personally, but I don’t think being uncomfortable with someone commenting on your “tits” during a professional engagement is being “precious”.

      • lana86 says:

        @lirko. The good question is – why r u uncomfortable? And thats the question worth asking yourself. Like, I dont care for RDJ, was he high, rude, or silly. I’m more interested in why I’m supposed to be “pointedly offended” by his random comments. It’s an interesting psychological experiment – at what point his lame comment becomes threatening to me? “Nice tits”=”1)u’r woman and 2) I’m free to objectify u”. We can agree that it sounds irrelevant and unprofessional. But to get hang up on it is childish.
        Dont know if I’m making myself clear. Its just that I notice how we women demand equality, demand to not be treated as a “weaker” sex, and then also demand to not be told anything unpleasant about our looks (cuz if you men dont consider me attractive my life is unbearable ). or anything pleasant but too much straightforward (cuz it makes me feel like u men dont take me seriously). So like, these last demands are completely precious and sort of contradict the thesis that we are strong and equal.
        PS. guess that’s the reason I like Lena Dunham. She’s not a good writer, not a good actress, and not a pleasant person. But she really doesnt give a rats ass if some guy thinks she’s fat or not.

      • Kip says:

        @lana86 Wow, why do you think what’s wrong with “nice tits” is being told “…[something] unpleasant about our looks”? What’s wrong with the comment is that it’s completely objectifying. The response to be being objectified shouldn’t have to be to join in and objectify yourself by “owning it”. And I don’t buy that because ‘we’ (whoever that is) are “strong and equal” we therefore have to tolerate narcissistic morons who can’t represent other people as actual people.

      • Sarah123 says:

        No excuse, because it was offensive, but I do wonder if he’s bipolar or has ADHD. Mania or hyperactivity can cause impulsivity.

      • Kiddo says:

        You are not being treated equally if ‘nice tits’ is a statement that you should shrug off and endure. How many women do you see addressing men with, “oh, small penis” or “big dick” and getting away with it? The reason that this comment passed without much blow-back is precisely because RDJ sat in a position of power over the interviewer. Would you think it fair game if your employer said something similar?

        Are you seriously arguing from the standpoint that Lena Dunham is the highest standard in which we can learn appropriate, thoughtful, reasonable, and respectful behavior? Yeesh. I should have read that first.

      • Kip says:

        @Kiddo ITA, exactly, can you imagine!? “nice sack! or “ooh small johnson” – not quite – I think it’s actually meaningful that it’s even hard to think of male equivalents that are as demeaning/objectifying as “nice tits”. And ITA Lena Dunham as some exemplar of equality, blech! What is the world coming to…

      • WTF says:

        @lana86 Reasonable people can disagree about what is offensive. That is why we have laws that set a minimum standard (the absolute basement) for acceptable behavior. Nice Tits does not meet the minimum. If RDJ worked for a big company he would be out of a job right now and his company would be writing a big check.

        I personally wouldn’t mind if someone said nice tits to me. Mostly because my tits are AWESOME and anyone that pretends not to notice comes off as insincere. But seriously though, this woman was at work. Being respectful isn’t rocket science.

  2. Jenns says:

    Not cool.

  3. Sullivan says:

    Bummer!

  4. HappyMom says:

    She makes it sound like he was drunk or on something-when did this interview take place??

    • lisa2 says:

      Robert is very twitchy. I think that is why Susan has to be so involved with him. Keeping an ey on him..something they have both said is the truth.

  5. lisa2 says:

    It is douche.. but Robert always gets a pass because people think he is so adorable. I doubt he would appreciate someone saying such to Susan. I liked him a lot before the Iron Man thing. Now I think he is so affected. His performance all feel the exact same. And to the people that LOVE him they didn’t go and see The Judge. That movie has flopped.

    Many have noted will the audience follow these people in these big franchises to other film performance. More times than not the answer is NO.

    • V4Real says:

      Not excusing it but you do know this was from years ago. It wasn’t recent at all.

      • Londerland says:

        Yeah, I don’t know why people are reacting like he’s fallen off the wagon – it’s clear from what Lorraine Kelly said that this was years ago, pre-sobriety.

      • paranormalgirl says:

        The interview posted on the Mail was from over 2 years ago. She asks about his “tiny baby,” which was Exton who was born in 2012. But who knows if the interview they posted on the Mail was even the same interview she’s talking about. I seem to remember this story being around for a long time.

  6. tifzlan says:

    Gross.

  7. Charlie says:

    My British freind says Lorraine Kelly is a national treasure.
    As I said the other day, I find RDJ very annoying. He seems so full of himself.

    • Faith says:

      Yeah Lorraine Kelly is a national treasure shes been on our telly since the 80′s I think.

    • Cel says:

      Might be considered a “national treasure” by some – but not by anyone I know.

      She is a terrible interviewer and is very happy to show off her cleavage.

  8. scout says:

    and to think that he just became a father of a little girl!

    • Artemis says:

      So? He should set an example for his boys too. They are the future and with a dad like him I’m not so sure they’re as lucky as people think they are. Or ‘cool’. That’s always been the excuse.

    • Mia4S says:

      This happened years ago, not recently. There’s something uncomfortably deceptive about the number of sites not making that clear. Doesn’t make his behaviour right but it’s tabloid junk to try and make it sound like this happened yesterday.

  9. RobN says:

    Well, maybe it explains his support of Mel Gibson, a bit.

    It seems unclear to me when this interview took place. Is she rehashing stuff that happened back when he was using, or did this just occur?

  10. sigh((s)) says:

    So I think this was just the interviewer relating a story from years ago. At first I thought, uh oh, is he on something again? But I think it’s just an old story.

    • Zigggy says:

      The way it’s worded does make it sound like it was in the past. But he’s always given me a skeevy vibe.

  11. Abbott says:

    I know I’m in the minority, but I don’t get the fawning over this guy. He’s basically the Hipster Matthew McConaughey. They say the same insane nonsense but one has a charming drawl.

    Didn’t RDJ pull this macho crap at the Golden Globes one year? While introducing the nominated actresses he said they were nominated bc he slept with them?

  12. Wren33 says:

    Lainey seems to love him, and everyone loves a comeback story, but I’ve never been a total fan given his conservative politics, general wackiness and arrogance.

  13. JJ says:

    She has been telling this story for the last 10 years, apparently this time she decided to call RDJ’s assistant a ‘minion’.

  14. timetokill says:

    I will withdraw my comment based on others indicating this interview took place in the distant past.

  15. t.fanty says:

    I sent this in! Thanks for running this, Kaiser, as RDJ is generally untouchable. I find this behavior entirely unsurprising. I think he has an arrogance that people choose to perceive as charm

    My favorite part of the article is when the DM gives Kelly’s bra size, as though to confirm that yes, in fact, she has nice t*ts. Never change, DM.

    (and crap, I just outed myself as someone who looks at the DM website)

    • mimif says:

      Yeah I noticed that nice bit of clarification too. Stay classy, DM.

    • AntiSocialButterfly says:

      Haha, you aren’t alone. It’s kind of like craving french fries or an ice cream. You know it’s not good, but you occasionally indulge yourself anyway. ;-)

    • Tiffany :) says:

      Yes, noting the bra size was almost worse than what Robert did. He was disrespecting her and reducing her to her body parts. DM not only went along with that, it almost seems like they were trying to justify his comments with the bra size. Its tacky all around.

  16. Narak says:

    I wonder what it’s like to work for someone who must think of you as a “minion”
    “a minion came in and said the rooms too hot.”
    RDJ seems like a cocky creep

    • JJ says:

      It was her who called his assistant a minion, not RDJ. I am not saying it was a smart thing of him to point out her huge rack, which she loves to showcase btw, but honestly she is a pretty dumb and annoying interviewer. He should complain to his publicist for having to do interviews with people like her in the first place.

      • Orly says:

        So RDJ “wasn’t smart” but that’s mitigated by the facts that you consider the interviewer dumb & annoying & that she doesn’t dress like a sister wife. So in other words, she was kinda asking to be disrespected. Gotcha.

      • JJ says:

        well, google some of her pics or her videos and see for yourself.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      My boss loves Despicable Me and the “minions” in the movie…so sometimes I call myself her minion to cheer her up when she is super stressed. :)

  17. Birdix says:

    It sounds like she’s talking about something that happened in the past? When he was still “discovering himself?”

  18. OriginalTessa says:

    Ass-hat. Always thought that, but now I feel even more vindicated.

  19. Jen says:

    I’m confused about the wording in this article. Did this incident happen recently? Or back when he was out of his gourd on drugs? The whole thing about him going through a “time when he was having issues” is confusing me.

    ETA: The article at the Daily Fail doesn’t help anything. There is a video of a recent interview she did with him, but she says that in this incident he was wandering around without shoes and stuff. Basically sloppy reporting all around.

  20. Ginger says:

    When working with the rich, famous, infamous, whatever you have to be careful. In a situation like hers as an interviewer or like mine as a photojournalist you have to remain professional at all times. I would have probably made a dry wit reply or flat out ignored the comment but kept going with the interview anyway. I’m sure it absolutely threw her because she wasn’t expecting it. And that’s just wrong. This is all on RDJ. I hope he’s not acting out because of addiction again because I have always wanted for him to be healthy and continue working because I like him as an actor so much. Oh and I know my husband would want to deck him if he’d said as much to me. I wonder how Lorraine’s SO feels?

  21. Jayna says:

    So this is an old comment by him to her, not recent. I read her mention this in an interview years ago when talking about famous interviews and even then, it was about interviews in the past.

  22. bettyrose says:

    Men with no power also behave this way to assert dominance, especially over women whom they perceive as more powerful than they. That doesn’t excuse RDJ, just saying it’s a power move no matter the context. Outside of an intimate moment, there is no appropriate way to comment on someone’s breasts.

  23. Luca76 says:

    Totally believable the guy is so overrated and full of himself.
    He gets way too much of a pass.

  24. Toot says:

    Not surprised by this at all. Don’t get his hype. I always remember he loves Mel and always defends him.

  25. lucy2 says:

    Unless she pointed at her chest and said “What do you think of these?” his comment is highly inappropriate.
    This does sound like it was a while ago, maybe before sobered up?

  26. Ag says:

    ugh. total d*ck move. gross.

    and why the hell is the daily mail reporting on this woman’s cup size?! wtf?!?

  27. InvaderTak says:

    This story is old. It a been floating around for a while. I believe it happened while he was still on drugs and what not.

  28. lunchcoma says:

    Apparently he was an asshat while speaking at Cambridge as well. I was considering giving him some slack because college kids are an audience where you can use some more humor, even if his jokes sounded very unfunny, but this makes me think he just decided to be terrible on this particular trip. I’m also disappointed.

    • Hmmm says:

      These were stories pretty much taken out of context. He reportedly said feminism is ‘make believe’ when asked about whether Black Widow should get her own superhero movie. But what he actually said was that superhero movies are make believe. People love to spin stories …

      • Catriona says:

        I agree with you Hmmm but Im wondering how this Lorraine person would manage to spin something into, “nice tits*, when it meant something else. Maybe he glanced at her tits and in her head it was, “Ah! Another seal of approval. Another compliment on my tits.”, but I highly doubt she would be so presumptuous and make up a quote. I’m not his biggest fan, I like the Hemsworth, the Hiddles, the Evans, the Ruffalo, heck, even the Johansson, better than him but if there is a good reason to not believe he isn’t really a douchebag, I’d like to hear it. (And to be honest, that picture of him with the kid crying because he wasn’t in his Tony Stark costume and him consoling the kid makes me want to believe these could be takn out of context. I don’t get his charm but I dont want to think he’s an actual douchebag)

  29. Tara says:

    Wow, rude of him. He probably thought he was being charming, too.

    Did this happen a while ago?

  30. BlueeJay says:

    What a pig. This man is sick.

  31. Arnu says:

    What a pig. But as he’s the darling of so many and I’m sure it will slide.

  32. Annie says:

    He’s an addict, afterall. If it’s not booze and drugs, it’s something else. It’s always something else. You don’t get over an addiction, you replace it. Remember when Carnie Wilson had to reverse her gastric bypass because she replaced food with booze? Hardcore addicts don’t just magically recover from their needs. They are and will always be, first and foremost, addicts. And they will tell you this. So in Robert’s case, he’s probably addicted to fame, money, power, etc. That is his drug now. All drugs have side effects, and his side effect is a big head and a bad attitude. Very disappointing, and as it was pointed out in this post, when men feel the need to assert dominance, they tend to be d*ckheads about it.

    It’s sad because I liked him and I was naive to think he was a great guy post-addiction. But addicts are addicts. They’re difficult, problematic people in nature, used to stomping on other people’s feelings, used to getting their way, and generally being awful people.

    • Zoul says:

      Annie, I find your comment so incredibly offensive I hardly even know where to start. Addicts are NOT awful people bent on stomping all over others to get their own way. Some are troubled people who are suffering from mental and emotional trauma that they do not know how to cope with. Others are perfectly normal people who find themselves suffering addictions to medication provided to them by their trusted doctors. Others grow up in an environment that promotes addiction. There are a number of reasons why someone becomes addicted and not one of those reasons is because they are an a**hole as you seem to suggest. Addictions take a horrible toll on otherwise good people and it would do you good to look behind the negative behaviour they sometimes exhibit, stop with the generalizations and take a compassionate look at who these people are and why they are suffering.

      • Catriona says:

        Oh my gosh, I completely agree Zoul. Annie, there are many recovering addicts who actually do recover from their addiction and come out stronger. Not all of them are assholes who are inconsiderate and awful, I personally have a family member who built a rehab after two decades of being alcohol free. I completely agree with Zoul, please have some empathy as these people are suffering from a disease and the ones who are making a serious effort to overcome their addiction should not be boxed up into a category of “Awful Person” but given support and hope.

  33. Cora says:

    In an interview with RDJ not that long ago he declared he fully expected to win an Oscar one day and I remember being very put off by his arrogance. Any other actor would have been skewered for being so presumptuous, but because he is so beloved he didn’t catch any heat for it. I also find his friendship with Goop off-putting. They are friends off the set. I think he’s a lot more pretentious and vain than a lot of his fans are willing to admit.

  34. Chris2 says:

    Always found RDJ essentially a posing pillock, with or without drugzz.
    (Aside from the yucky story ^^^, I’m also kinda gobsmacked to imagine Lorraine Kelly as a guest on J Ross’s chatshow. I don’t have TV, but I see her in the odd magazine……All rather meta, isn’t it? Maybe she also has a chatshow and interviews Ross, and Graham Norton!)

  35. don't kill me i'm french says:

    His one excuse is that it was long time ago during his drug years.After ,now he is and aways was full of himself

  36. serena says:

    I wanna know when this interview took place. But yeah, anyway it’s a douche-move.

  37. FingerBinger says:

    Apparently this interview took place years ago. I’m not excusing his behavior ,but maybe this was after he was coming off “something”.

  38. Remember The '80s says:

    Really disgusting behavior. And on the heels of the catcalling videos that have gone viral, are you kidding me?

    I’m a reporter and if a man started off the interview like that, I would quit the interview right then and there. Because it’s RDJ (Mr. Famous) I might stay for the interview, but in the back of my mind, all of my questions and his answers would be framed negatively for the piece.

    I’m glad she included his boorish, unprofessional response. Maybe it was a slip, but can you imagine Helen Mirren starting off the interview with “nice d***.”? Stay classy RDJ!

    • V4Real says:

      Actually it’s not on the heels of cat calling because this interview was years ago. These websites can be really misleading and people jump all over the person involved without knowing the real story. RdJ has been doing well for too long now so it’s his turn to be brought down. Too bad they are starting his demise with a story that’s like a decade old. People unthread are saying he must be using again, not knowing that this is an old story.

  39. Tommy says:

    This happened sometime in 2005. I remember seeing this interview. Yes, here it is. She told him “You look great today.” and he told her “Thanks. I was going to say that your tits look great too”.

    http://www.fark.com/comments/1457949/Live-TV-rules-Lorraine-Kelly-to-Robert-Downey-Jr-You-look-great-today-Robert-Downey-Jr-to-Lorraine-Kelly-Thanks-I-was-going-to-say-that-your-tits-look-great-too

    • Fatty Magoo says:

      So this happened almost a decade ago during a time in his life that he was using drugs? Very misleading that every site is running it as if it just happened. I’m not condoning his behavior but I’m not going to vilifie him for acting like a jackass while he was under the influence a decade ago.

      • Dara says:

        Yes, this. ^^

        And after checking out the link from @Tommy, my question is this: If he was shuffling around without shoes and ‘looking the worse for wear’ should you open with ‘you look great today’ as a greeting? Is that code for, ‘God, I’m amazed you even showed up on your condition’ or do you just instinctively blow smoke because he’s a big celeb?

        I realize she’s on a chat show where being entertaining is more important that journalistic accuracy, and nothing she did excuses a sh*tty comment like Downey’s, but I hope she made it clear in the telling that this occurred almost a decade ago.

        p.s. way to go DM. Next time they talk about a guy celebrity, I hope there’s a ruler in the margin so we can accurately judge the scale of whatever appendage they are talking about. sheesh.

      • Catriona says:

        He has claimed to be sober since 2003.

  40. Felice says:

    What is happening to the Sherlocks?

  41. lrm says:

    Why doesn’t this article mention when this interview was? It sounds like it was years ago, when he was probably on drugs. He had no shoes on, looked disheveled? RDJ strikes me as a ‘no filter’ kind of person, slightly ‘off’ to begin with, more than a se*ist pig. Like he’d say something equal to a dude interviewing him [well not the t*ts but something else lol]. The no filter is not meant as a compliment. Some people have that trait, whether from their past [didn't learn boundaries] or from a chemical imbalance. Still, I find this article irresponsible b/c it baits but doesn’t provide details. Even if the exact date is not known, it should be posited, at least -a ball park figure? Makes it sound recent, the way it’s written and all the comments are back and forth about this. Yes, it does make a difference if it was during the heart of his downward spiral, which might also explain the ‘room temperature thing’.

  42. Veronica says:

    Wow, that’s really disappointing. :-/ I’d really hope he’d cleaned up his act these days and treat women with more respect.

  43. Chris says:

    Some of you act like you’ve never said anything wrong before.

    • mimif says:

      I have never ever said anything wrong before, or inadvertently come off as a jackass on a celebrity gossip site. Ever.

  44. el says:

    I never really liked this guy but what I find more annoying is that people see his arrogance as coolness while it’s not!He has become so full of himself lately and thinks he is so awesome!.And about his comeback,well there are millions of people who have achieved it I don’t get why he is so special.And I don’t agree with Lainey that he is the biggest star in the world.Take away his Iron Man suit and he can’t sell a movie.Look at what happened with The Judge!The biggest movie star in the world doesn’t get a 13 mil opening no matter what movie it is.I think he is arrogant and overrated as a person.I don’t see anything cool about this behavior.It doesn’t matter if it’s an old interview,he always seems full of himself especially these days.

  45. sarah says:

    RDJ was recently asked: “Scarlett Johansson has never had her own superhero movie. Would you call yourself a feminist?”
    He responded: “You b-stard. Yeah, THAT’S ALL MAKE BELIEVE, son.”

    I don’t know maybe he has fallen off the wagon??

    • BadAssCompass says:

      I think he’s speaking in his Tony Stark/Ironman character half the time, because that’s what he found audience digs and he keeps (over)doing it.

  46. Vava says:

    Highly unprofessional. That’s all I have to say.

  47. aquarius64 says:

    The article doesn’t pinpoint when this incident occurred, but no matter if it was recent or years ago, RDJ comes off as a jerk. He disrespected this interviewer grossly; and if she made a fuss she would most likely have been fired. If this occurred during his present marriage, he disrespected his wife. Either way the damage has been done: online reactions to this has been mostly bad. A few defenders, but a lot bad. Marvel execs are hoping this mess blows over and doesn’t leave a bad taste in female movie-goes’ mouths. Age of Ultron comes out next year, and the studio doesn’t want any more revelations that could potentially hurt the box office.

  48. I had to stop reading the article in the first few sentences.

    “The ITV breakfast host, 54, WHO HAS A 36C BUST…”

    REALLY!? They just had to throw that in there, so that we would all know that she has a NORMALLY-sized bust? Because if she was sporting a pair of DDs, it would have been more appropriate or understandable to make such a comment?

    F-off Daily Mail. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black…

    • Veronica says:

      I was really bothered by that, too. Like, how is it anyone’s goddamn business what her bust size is? And how the hell did they find that out in the first place? Sexism doesn’t need a context; it’s always used as a way of putting women in their “place.”

    • chelsea says:

      Three Things:

      1. They named her breast size because that’s what the article was about.
      2. Are you really going to open a can of worms over “normal” breast size?
      3. It’s the Daily Mail.

  49. Ann says:

    Strangers, almost always male, like to comment on women’s bodies as a way to assert control over them. Too bad so many women let them.

  50. Justwastingtime says:

    I don’t get the way he gets a pass for things. I don’t directly blame him for his son’s drug use, but I do blame him ( from real knowledge not just speculation) for not putting any controls on the kid and for being a terrible role model during his son’s formative years.

  51. LAK says:

    Uuummm. Not good at all.

  52. Eileen says:

    I would’ve replied “I’m sure your mother is very proud of you” my husband and j saw his movie “The judge” and he was awesome as the lead character-what a pig

  53. A. Key says:

    Gross. What a douchebag.

  54. Marianne says:

    Even though the interview is old and he very well might not act like that anymore to journalists…he still comes across as smug to me. I think he’s a great actor and I’m glad he’s proven that you can make a comeback in this business, but he has always come across a little full of himself. As a Marvel fangirl I can only say that I’ve never really been into Iron Man. Maybe it’s because Tony Stark is a little smug and arrogant as well.

  55. Catriona says:

    He has claimed to be sober SINCE 2003. He has also recently, claimed to have forgotten how he got sober in the first place. I don’t know about him but I know a lot of recovering Narcotics and Alcoholics and every single one remembers how and why they finally decided to get sober.

  56. Moi says:

    Wait, so this was a decade ago or not? It better have been, I would scare him to his knees with only a look if he said that to me or any woman, or even a man with gynecomastia in the present.