Chris Evans has a ‘real bad potty mouth’ but he’s like Steve Rogers inside

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Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters this Friday. It’s gonna make so much money even though the internet refers to these four guys ^^^ as “The Offenders.” On Friday, I talked about how Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner gave two really different apologies after calling Black Widow “slut and wh*re.” Evans had the better apology, but neither of them is getting off the hook anytime soon.

As I predicted, Evans is trying hard to atone for his bad behavior. He did seem less drunk in the days following the slut shaming heard ’round the world. He knows we love seeing him with kids. He posed it up with children at a NYC Galaxy event (photos at the bottom of this post). Cute, right? Evans does sincerely love kids. He also posted a shoutout video to a hospitalized child superhero. Then he visited Jimmy Fallon to tell a special story about his nephew’s “I don’t wike it” speech habit. The clip includes Chris accidentally dropping the same phrase in an interview:

Yeah, it’s cute that Chris inadvertently imitated his nephew. But he did it while sitting next to Renner during the douche-bro press hour. So the endearing moment is lost.

Evans didn’t stop there. He spoke with Esquire on 4/24, which was two days after he and Renner messed up. He knew he was on probation. He talked about his dirty Boston mouth (it always gets him in trouble) and how he shares a moral compass with Steve Rogers. The interview in a true-false format, which compares him to Steve:

He lives by Cap’s no swearing rules: False: “I got a real bad potty mouth. I’m from Boston. That’s kind of a way of life back there. They’re a very expressive people.”

Evans shares Steve’s moral compass: True: “You hope to see some Steve qualities in you. He does set the bar pretty high. Any time you make a movie where you’re living in a certain head space for an extended period of time, it’s tough not to take a little piece home with you. Sometimes that’s better than other times. If you’re gonna end up taking a piece of Steve home, that’s not the worst thing. Whenever there was conflict, you can kind of tell yourself, ‘What would Steve do in this situation?’, because his moral compass and his approach to conflict resolution, rooted in selflessness, is a pretty healthy place to start. I don’t even know if he has manners–he’s just a very selfless man. You know what I mean? He doesn’t complain, he puts himself last, he just does what’s needed of him.”

He’s playing pop culture catch-up like the rest of us: True: “The last movie I saw: Birdman. Loved it. It was very helpful to me. Sometimes in this business, it’s easy to feel like you’re the only one struggling or you’re the only one who has these anxieties or insecurities. It’s a tricky business, a very heady business. Actors in general are heady people. Just seeing a movie so beautiful bringing to life someone who is struggling with all those things I just mentioned … it felt like a support group or something. It was nice. It was just nice to relate.”

[From Esquire]

Chris is so eager to please, but it will take time to win back his fans. More than simply hugging some kids. That’s nice to see, but those awful words about Black Widow spilled so rapidly from his mouth, and he laughed so joyously. I’d like to see him learn something about casual sexism from this controversy. Because Steve Rogers would never say such things about a woman (and if he did, he’d never use the Boston “potty mouth” as an excuse).

Oh, and Evans held a Twitter funeral for his own beard yesterday. #tryhard

Chris Evans

Chris Evans

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  1. MtnRunner says:

    Of course he does. He’s from Bah-stun! Takes them 3x as long to say anything for all the expletives that get inserted into each sentence.

    *looks around furtively for Lilac and her spud launcher*

    • Kitten says:

      Watch yourself. I’ll take your couch away.

      I mean it.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      No, it doesn’t take us longer. We say more in less time because we talk really, really fast,

      • MtnRunner says:

        Lilac, have you eveh seen the Southie Boston Cursing video???

        Kitten, I still have an ottoman if you make good on your threat. As a nature girl, I’m accustomed to improvising.

      • Kitten says:

        I try not to curse to much, but if I’m taking public transportation during rush hour all bets are off.

        You’ll never be satisfied with just an ottoman. Ottoman is like the Kit Harrington of furniture.

      • MtnRunner says:

        I don’t curse much either but when driving 128 in morning rush hour, I let the expletives fly. I have extreme tolerance on the T.

        At least I can keep the stairs. I can do a lot with stairs.

      • mimif says:

        The Kit Harrington of furniture. *dead*

      • MtnRunner says:

        Kit Harrington = OttoMAN

      • Izzy says:

        I curse like a sailor because I live in South Florida and the drivers here are batsh*t crazy like North Korea. So when I’m behind the wheel, the air turns blue…

    • t.fanty says:

      NYC boys are the same. I once listened to a phone conversation that Mr. Fanty was having with a work colleague and counted sixteen F-bombs in four minutes. When I told him, he had no idea.

      • Miss M says:

        An average of 4 f-bombs per minute. No bad!

        Remember the vocalist from green day who said about 23 in minute?! Hahaha

    • Lilacflowers says:

      Yes, I have seen it and there is room in my brother’s truck for the ottoman too

      • MtnRunner says:

        My favorite vid is “Sh*t Boston Girls Say”. That always brings back my Boston boner. Reminds me of the girls I worked with in Southie.

        Right after moving to Boston, I remember one girl saying that if someone wants to merge in front of her, she had no respect for those who politely waited for her to let them in. They had to show that they really wanted it by shoving their way in for her to be willing to give ‘em a brake.

      • Izzy says:

        OMG, the “Sh*t Miami Girls Say” video is HILARIOUS too. I live in the 305, but grew up in the Northeast, so to say that I still suffer from culture shock is putting it mildly. That video NAILED it. “I’d like the SAL-mon.” *dies laughing*

  2. InvaderTak says:

    Is that a Queens of the Stone Age t shirt? Don’t really care about the rest. He’s said some really dumb stuff about women before and I think he’s more surprised this one got him in trouble big time than he is sorry about it.

  3. Lucy says:

    I really hope he redeems himself and learns something from all this. What he said was truly awful, but he does not seem like a bad guy. In all seriousness, Is it non-feminist of me to be willing to give him one more chance?

    • goofpuff says:

      he’s trying to redeem himself so it’s worth giving him another chance.

    • Santia says:

      No, I love him, too. I’m making excuses of him right along with you.

    • Lou says:

      I’m really against writing people off for one comment, so he gets a second chance from me. People aren’t perfect. The joke was not appropriate. But he apologised.

      If he showed no remorse *cough* Jeremy Renner *cough* it’d be a different story. He seems genuinely sorry.

  4. Lucy says:

    You forgot to mention the alleged coke scandal that came out a few days ago. What a hot mess of a press tour this was.

  5. Pedro45 says:

    Oh, please. You’re from Sudbury, not Boston. Stop trying for street cred.

    • Kitten says:

      You know? Sudbury is 40 minutes west, man.

      I grew up about 40 minutes south of Boston. Yes, I consider myself a Bostonian because I’ve lived here for 19 years, but I’m not gonna pretend that I grew up here.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      Right? Sudbury isn’t exactly Charlestown, is it? But I do find surburbanites to be a bit rougher than the city. And he did spend lots of time in Somerville before it was hip.

      • MtnRunner says:

        Back when it was Slummerville? Davis Sq is my fav.

      • Kitten says:

        “But I do find surburbanites to be a bit rougher than the city.”

        You have a good point here. I mean, if a guy is growing up in Southie, that might be a bit different but the only guy I know who grew up in Boston proper is a private school-educated, extremely posh white dude. I mean, plays-squash-and- wears-sweater-vests-white.

    • Pedro45 says:

      I grew up in Medford. I didn’t know he spent time in pre-gentrified Somerville. He still strikes me as an entitled upper middle class white boy.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        His uncle is Mike Capuano, former mayor of Somerville, now in Congress. Evans knows all the pizza/sub shops/breakfast places

    • Miss Jupitero says:

      I was going to pipe in with the same: Sudbury, one of the wealthiest towns in MA, bastion of entitlement, landscape of gated communities, and quite far west of dirty ol’ Boston. I used to work there. This is not Southy.

    • MtnRunner says:

      That helps to explain why his accent isn’t so thick. He didn’t strike me as the stereotypical non-posh Boston boy (i.e. from Revere, Chelsea, Southie etc.).

      I found his anxiety-ridden interviews amusing and got the sex appeal after Winter Soldier, but really, it’s best that he keeps the ball gag in and only takes it out for visits to children’s hospitals.

  6. Ashley says:

    Mark Ruffalo is excluded from all this offender stuff!

    • Brittney B says:

      Yeah, that’s what I was about to post! “These four guys” isn’t exactly accurate. If Mark said anything sexist or racist during this press tour, I’d be stunned (and so so sad).

      Actually… in another post today, Kaiser wondered why Mark was only being paired with the women from the movie. It probably says a lot about the other three that he’s the go-to guy for Scarlett and Elizabeth. They probably like him the most, because he treats them — and the job — with respect.

      I just saw an interview with him and Scarlett, where they flipped the usual questions. He got all the superficial BS about working out, while she got to talk about her stunts. They seemed so comfortable around each other, and most importantly, he GETS IT. He gets that he’s taken more seriously than his female co-stars, and he doesn’t just go along with it (or play into it, calling them horrible names).

      • Keri says:

        Mark is partnered with Scarlett because they are partnered in the film. Lizzie is partnered with Aaron because they are siblings in the film. Renner was partnered with Cobie when she was available because they are both shield agents. Scarlett is good friends with both Evans and Renner and has done plenty of interviews with them in the past, so stop making up facts to fit your agenda.

        As for Mark …… on the Graham Norton show, when one of the guests was struggling to identify an irrational fear, Mark suggested a fear of girls over 12. Let us be quite clear that nobody but Mark would have got away with this, even the comedian he was talking to looked a bit shocked initially.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      Actually, no

    • Lindy79 says:

      Ive heard he said some problematic stuff on Graham Norton both that made it to air and some that didn’t.

    • misstee says:

      He really isn’t.

      He and Renner after Olsen was TOLD categorically that Gypsy is a huge slur to many in Europe when she called her character a Gypsy then proceeded to chant Gypsy over and over.

      NOONE in the media has reported it – despite the fact that everyone lost their shit over RDF’s Innaritu comment. You try and Google it and there have been loads of take down requests ( European Law on protecting rich people when they are arseholes basically) Ive yet to find the deleted scenes, even on Reddit.

      • MtnRunner says:

        I wish we could have seen what happened instead of getting second hand reports that spread like wildfire. Norton’s people cut that bit from the youtube video so we’ll never get to see for ourselves what went down.

        Since that kind of insensitivity is incongruous with the rep that Fluffalo has, I’d like to see it for myself.

      • Keri says:

        I watched the original program. If that incident did occur then it was never on air, so those comments about European Law intervening with Google are absolute rubbish. I think I am going to start an internet rumor: Chris Evans has an unnatural fascination with aardvarks – do you think it will catch on?

      • Applapoom says:

        I saw that episode. Even if he did not say the gypsy gypsy gypsy thing that joke about 12 year old girls was still quite yucky, Graham Norton’s looked a bit shocked. Don’t know if he was tired but he came across as a bit as a d%$(. I really like Olsen now though, she came across as quite likeable.

      • MtnRunner says:

        At this point, so many actors have disappointed me with their douche behavior/remarks, I’m no longer surprised. Perhaps Fluffalo has been able to keep his less savory side hidden until this promo tour.

        I’m gonna find my CB husband Keanu now. I’m in need of a solid snuggle from one of the good guys.

  7. Elizabeth says:

    I honestly don’t understand why people like Chris Evans. He is not handsome and has no sex appeal! They could have cast a million other boring white dudes as Captain America and no one would have noticed the difference. He also needs to work on his PR – he’s rumored to be with a different girl every week (Sandra Bullock, Lily Collina) and there is a club bouncer writing a book about buying him cocaine. He seems like a jerk who just lucky.

    • Kiddo says:

      That must’ve been a hell of a lot of cocaine that it would encompass/require an entire book. Otherwise, a short sentence might suffice: “Chris Evans bought cocaine at a club, the end.”

      • VirgiliaCoriolanus says:

        If I give it a go, Kiddo, will you be first in line to buy it? We just have to find out how “cocaine” rhymes with “Cap Ass” and ” ‘Murica!”….

      • Kiddo says:

        Will you sign it and everything?

      • taterho says:

        Maybe it’s a leaflet.
        10 ways Chris Evans and cocaine can damage your brain.

    • Brittney B says:

      Yeah, I watched part of Captain America and couldn’t understand the appeal. Especially in those weird computer-generated scenes where he’s a big head on a tiny body, a la Benjamin Button. I couldn’t get that out of my head. And after the “Dorito” comparison… yep, even with his bulky Captain body, he’s still a weird little thing.

    • Santia says:

      Blasphemy!! :-)

    • Maria A. says:

      I respectfully disagree with this dismissal of his performance as Steve Rogers. I and a lot of other people feel he did an excellent job bringing a character to life who might have easily, too easily, in the wrong hands come across as wooden. I’d never paid attention to Evans’ career until after he appeared as Captain America. The part is a good one and he’s done well with it.
      There. My 2 cents’ worth.

  8. Kiddo says:

    I don’t know him, (other than on here), have seen none of his movies, but he does nothing for me, looks or personailty-wise.

    #doesnothingformeshaming

  9. Jules says:

    The man tries waaay too hard.

    I have the same feeling about Chris Pratt as well…

    • Brittney B says:

      Chris Pratt kills small animals for fun (and freely admits that he does it just for the sport of it)… so yeah, I don’t get his nice, sensitive, sweet, empathetic act either.

      His wife is also not the greatest person… from what I’ve heard.

  10. DavidBowie says:

    He has such nice hair. That’s all I’ve got.

  11. Ashling says:

    Chris is still my favorite Avenger. He’s a human being and we all have flaws. I think he’s overall a good guy. I can’t imagine having everything I say and do scrutinized and judged. And I tend to assume most actors are doing drugs and are not exactly as they seem.

    • Maria A. says:

      None of us could withstand that kind of scrutiny. We all have moments of exhaustion and witting or unwitting stupidity. A little forbearance never hurt.

  12. Mia4S says:

    He’s back on the Marvel leash! That was close. (They’re still chasing Renner around the park)

    It’s a surprise to people he’s into cocaine? It’s amazing how a franchise can cause amnesia in it’s viewers. He’s not actually Captain America folks. ;-)

    • VirgiliaCoriolanus says:

      Lol, I think people think he’s Captain America, because it’s the only thing they’ve seen him in. Before these Marvel films, I VAGUELY knew who he was. I honestly don’t think I’ve seen him in a movie outside of CA–actually, I started to watch “Not Another Teen Movie” and was surprised to see him in it (he didn’t look at hot), but other than that, can’t name a single movie he’s done. He’s lucky he’s hot (although he looks like a clean cut douchey frat boy), because I wouldn’t even recognize his face.

      I know him more for his dating life, lol.

      • The Other Pinky says:

        You didnt catch Fantastic Four? Snowpiercer is one of my favorite films in recent years, so I admit an Evans bias.

      • MtnRunner says:

        The best thing about Snowpiercer is SWINTON.

      • Diana B says:

        I’ve seen him in plenty of films. I even liked Push *shakes head in shame*…

      • sadezilla says:

        True story about SWINTON and Snowpiercer. I may be a Chris Evans apologist, but I know a bona fide alien overlord queen when I see one!

  13. Polly says:

    I feel like Chris uses Boston to explain away everything. He has a potty mouth, because he is from Boston. He’s “humble”, because of people in Boston (whatever that means). It seems he’s friend’s with people, like Dane Cook, because ya know, Boston. I’m surprised his apology about Black Widow didn’t include the words “I’m sorry, but I’m from Boston…”

    We get it, dude, you grew up somewhere near Boston. Boston isn’t some magical, treasure island. I love where I grew up, too. But, I’m not obnoxious about it.

    • Franca says:

      I kinda get him, I usually have to check myself to stop talking about my hometown because I’m one of those annoying people who think their hometown is the best place on Earth.

  14. Franca says:

    As someone from Eastern Europe, I find English speaking people very cute when they boast about swearing.

  15. klredwolf says:

    Am I the only woman who wasn’t offended by the jokes?

    • Kitten says:

      I wasn’t personally offended, but I thought it was a dumb thing to say.
      I’m just tired of men calling women “sluts” and “whores” so casually.

      • V4Real says:

        I’m not offended due to the content it was said in. But yeah the calling “women whores thing” gets used way too much. I understand these are celebrities and some people hold them to a hire standard, I don’t. But if you really think about it women call other women whores, sluts and bitches more than men do.

        @ A.Key did he offend Scarlett? Or are you saying the joke was a general offense to women? I don’t think Scarlett was offended.

      • trilby227 says:

        Me, too. I don’t wike it.

      • V4Real says:

        ..and a big ole F off to my phone. I meant context and higher. There’s a reason it’s called proof reading.

      • Kitten says:

        @V4Real-yep. And the female interviewer was absolutely insinuating it. Why bring up the only female character’s sexuality in the first place?

    • A.Key says:

      Well he didn’t offend you, did he, he offended someone else.

      But if he had called you personally a whore, would you be offended then?

      • Kitten says:

        I don’t know if this was directed to me but….

        Who did he offend? Did Black Widow weigh in when I wasn’t looking?
        But seriously, who is the “someone else”?

        Would I be offended if he called me a whore?

        Uh, yeah.

        But he didn’t.

        Why bring up a useless hypothetical that does nothing to support your apparent outrage?

    • lylaoooo says:

      nope!! not me!
      i dont get it! they apologized already… but then you´l never pleased anyone! i love Evans!

    • Maria A. says:

      Wasn’t offended. I came to the whole hubbub confused, read what the fuss was about, and then read elsewhere that they were responding to an inane inquiry regarding fanfiction shipping Black Widow with all of the Avengers, which in itself is icky and creepy, if you ask me. I wouldn’t have responded the way they did, with what seemed like joking ridicule, but I don’t think fanfic writers would have liked my responses either: they would have been scathing.

  16. TEE JAY says:

    If he didn’t get why what he said was offensive, especially as it easily came out of his mouth, there won’t be a change in future behavior and attitude. Especially if there’s no self-examination involved. Discussion of issues like this are important.