Chris Hemsworth: ‘Women are smarter than men…women should lead the world’

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I sort of can’t believe that CB sent me this lead! It involves Chris Evans a little bit, and we all know that Bedhead has a claim on the Drunk Chunk-Butt. My only explanation for it is that it’s mostly about The Largely Absent Chris Hemsworth and one of his rare interviews on behalf The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Hemsworth has been in the wind during this promotional tour – sure, he’s come out to the premieres, but that’s about it. It’s like a repeat of the promotional tour for Thor: The Dark Loki, when Tom Hiddleston picked up all the slack left in the wake of The Largely Absent Hemsworth. Anyway, for this interview, Marvel paired the Chrises, Hemsworth and Evans, and the result was surprisingly inoffensive. They joke around some, but it’s mostly just Hemsworth talking about how there should be more female superheroes, etc. Some highlights:

Q: There has been a lot of commentary that there needs to be more female representation in these films.

Evans: Who says that? Great, use that. Nailed it. Man, I saved this one.

Hemsworth: I didn’t say that, by the way.

Evans: No, I did.

Hemsworth: I agree, there should be more female representation … (laughing) Before he (Evans) ruins this interview and my career, what’s the question? I’m actually interested, what was the question?

Q: How does this movie address criticism that there aren’t enough female characters in superhero movies?

Hemsworth: (If I) have it my way, I’d get rid of all of us, have an all female cast – women are smarter than men. My mum’s smarter, so is my wife, so women (turns to Evans) you should leave this interview and women should lead the world. You sexist human being.

Evans: This interview is my favorite one. This is my favorite one. My favorite.

Hemsworth: I’m with you though, I’m just not sure we’ve really nailed down the question.

Evans: But they’re going to do it though. They’re doing “Captain Marvel,” people are going nuts over Captain Marvel. Scarlett (Johansson) was playing Black Widow in “Iron Man 2,” it wasn’t like she had a long-picture deal, but fans wanted it and she keeps coming back. Now we’ve got (Elizabeth) Olsen and even Cobie (Smulders), they keep bringing Cobie back. There’s no denying that people want to see female superheroes and there’s plenty of them, and I think (with) Marvel, these aren’t getting old. I think a lot of people think there’s superhero exhaustion. I tend to disagree because Marvel can’t stop making good movies, and they absolutely will bring more females to the screen. Nailed it.

[From Reuters]

Just going by the transcript, it sounds like Chris Evans is sort of stuck between “blackout drunk” and “a little kid on a sugar high.” Right? Hemsworth is trying to say something positive, mature and pro-woman and Evans keeps interrupting. Evans is the one who needs to make some larger statements about female representation in general, considering his “Black Widow is a complete whore” joke (“joke”) last week (he did apologize for it, but whatever). And yes, it would be interesting to see an all-female Avengers. I bet their periods would sync up! YOU’RE ALL FIRED!

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  1. Tracy says:

    I agree that women ruling the world would def give a different take on some of the. Ore negative aspects of the male psyche. Someone needs to tell Nick Loeb too…..

    • Two degrees says:

      God, I love this man.

    • The Other Pinky says:

      I actually hate his answer. Its such an insincere standard go-to response for men who want to come off as sensitive. If he really thought this, not only would his entire staff be female but he would only work with female directors, producers and writers. He is very clearly pandering and it gets us nowhere. The correct answer is that there are just as many smart women as there are men but they are being locked out from opportunites because of their gender.

      • Erinn says:

        Yeah, I’m just sitting here reading and thinking “don’t try to pander to me, you fool”. He knows a lot of women like him. I really don’t think he’s saying it in a sincere way, I think it’s a ‘my costars said some shitty stuff about women, I’ll say something pandering and it’ll alllll go away’

      • Cindy says:

        You may be onto something there……

      • Livvers says:

        I agree. It reminds me so much of those dudes who think it’s ‘cute’ when a woman they are dating is smart. “it’s just so adorable that you’re a genius! hyuck!” Pat pat pat. I mean, it’s about the level of thought I would have expected coming from a Marvel dude so I’m not disappointed, but I just think… why bother even opening your mouth? Get a publicist to write an innocuous but equality-supporting statement every time you get asked about Marvel’s Woman Problem, and stick to the script.

      • MtnRunner says:

        I don’t like it either. It sounds patronizing and fan pandering.

      • Mia4S says:

        I posted below but I agree, it’s pandering. No I’m not outraged but come on, he doesn’t deserve praise for the answer! Seriously are we that desperate for crumbs?

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        Count me in as a cynical bitch. First thought when I read the headline was that SOMEONE was doing damage control.

      • laughing girl says:

        @ Mia4S: Oh yes, we are totally totally desperate for crumbs. In comparison to Renner/Evans this is an uptick in quality – we need to nuture these tiny shoots and help them along. Because, quite frankly, who else is left. I mean at this point we’ll have to fly in Hiddles for some non-sexist stuff. And he isn’t even in the movie

      • Jay says:

        I’m shocked at how many people are taking these comments so seriously. Obviously he doesn’t LITERALLY think all women are smarter than all men. I think this is just his cutesy (albeit cliche and annoying) way of pointing out that women are awesome.

        Give the guy a break. Yeesh.

      • Beth says:

        Let’s not forget Hiddles loving his “mewling quim” line a little too much during the first press tour. He isn’t entirely scot free either.

      • Asiyah says:

        Totally agree, Other Pinky. I felt like they were mocking me the entire time I read this. I won’t let this ruin my day, my life, my entire existence, but I’m not going to pretend I didn’t think this.

      • Erinn says:

        Jay – if that’s the case – WHY. Does he have his head so far up his ass that he feels the need to tell us poor women that we’re so great? Because it’s some new concept?

        Completely damage control, pandering, and rather condescending really, and especially annoying given his partner for the interview just said such sexist things.

      • Jay says:

        Erinn, I’m not sure why he worded it the way he did. I agree it’s annoying and eye roll inducing, but I don’t know where you get the whole “us poor women” thing. I think it’s a bit of a leap to infer from his statement that he’s adopting that attitude. Seems to me he was trying to say women are smart and powerful (in response to the interviewer’s question), but he did so in a hyperbolic way. His intent was clearly not condescencion, and I don’t think it came across condescending.

        And as someone said downthread, this interview supposedly happened BEFORE the sexist comments made by Renner/Evans.

      • Anna says:

        It’s better than Chris Evans’ non-answer. He did the same thing when they asked about having black superheroes. He doesn’t seem to be like a very nice person

    • Tristan says:

      If the amazing Angela Merkel is anything to go by, then the world would definitely be far better run if we had far more women in positions of power

      • Kara says:

        nice sarcasm, some might take it serious though :)

      • Tristan says:

        Angela Merkel IS an amazing world leader

      • Kara says:

        Angela Merkel works actively against womens rights, she hates the poor and milks Greece for her own gain and that of her banks. she breaks international treaties that she signed and lied to the german people about the spying (she was angry when she personally was (is) spied on)
        compare her to Thatcher. for rich men she was a very good leader, for the rest not so much.

        or tell me, what does make her an AMAZING world leader?

      • Maria A. says:

        Depends on the woman. Remember Margaret Thatcher? Don’t some of you wish you could forget?

      • katie says:

        Thatcher! One of the few people I hate. I grew up with her leading my country and my loathing of her has had a huge impact upon me, as it did on British communities in general.

    • Kara says:

      “I agree that women ruling the world would def give a different take on some of the. Ore negative aspects of the male psyche”
      do you actually think men and women are wired differently?

      also thank you the Other Pinky. it amazes me how many of the posters here talk about equality all day but then reveal to think that women are better people by gender or that women wouldnt be capabale of commiting horrible acts.

      its called the “women are wonderful effect”, men think more highly women and women think even more highly of women.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E2%80%9CWomen_are_wonderful%E2%80%9D_effect

      “both male and female participants tend to assign exceptionally positive traits to the female gender (males are also viewed positively, though not quite as positively), with female participants showing a far more pronounced bias.”

  2. Celebitchy says:

    Technically I got the lead from a reader (I don’t know if she wants to be credited) and I figured it was about the Hemsworth you usually cover, so that’s why I sent it to you instead of Bedhead! It was kind of a toss up though.

    • Kaiser says:

      Yes, Hemsworth gave the better pullquote. Drunk Chunk Butt is such a mess these days.

      • laughing girl says:

        Drunk Chunk Butt???? Apt, very apt.

      • Kiddo says:

        Is Chunk Butt like birthing hips? Should we call in Detective mimif?

      • Rachel says:

        He really is. You nailed it with the two extremes. He’s either a drunk mess or a kid on a sugar high. What happened to him? He’s gone from the guy who visits children’s hospitals in his free time to the maniacally laughing, try hard, frat boy you back away from slowly. I wonder if he had to be medicated for this press tour, and they’re having trouble getting the rights meds and dosage?? He’s like Jekyll and Hyde!

    • Bedhead says:

      At least one of the Avengers called out Chunk Butt for the sexist remarks, if only in jest.

    • Marty says:

      I don’t mind if people know it’s me who sent this to you CB, I just apprciate you covering it. Thank you!

      Obviously I’m pro CHemboy, but I thought it was nice that he at least attempted to say something thoughtful and mature on the topic.

      FYI- Those saying this is damage control- he gave this interview in the L.A. leg of the tour, so before Evans/Renner made their comments.

      • Lucrezia says:

        Oh really Marty? That totally changes the way it comes off.

        I thought Hemsworth was overcompensating for the slut debacle. If this happened before that it, he comes across much better. It means he instantly realised that “who said that?” was offensive and moved to distance himself from the remark. Since “who said that?” is less obviously offensive than “BW is a slut”, he deserves some credit.

      • Marty says:

        Yeah I can understand if this interview was recent how people would see it as pandering. I’m kinda surprised Marvel didn’t do that anyways. Try and push the SMA to say some pandering things to help calm us “emotional” women, but yeah it was in the first leg of their tour. Evans and Hemsworth actually did a lot of smaller interviews in that leg of the tour.

        Anyways, I do think it was sincere since he tried to actually bring the conversation back to the question rather then laugh it off with Evans. I may be a little bias though…*sheepishly sneaks away*

  3. mia girl says:

    Does Chris E keep saying “nailed it” because he feels he’s nailing the interview script Marvel made him read 25 times after last weeks debacle?

  4. Kara says:

    i totally dont agree. what a horribly sexist statement. he pretty much came out against gender equality if he thinks one gender is better than the other.

    we should also not forget that whenever a handsome celeb says something like that he actually thinks women are dumb enough to like him for this. like the “i love strong women” go to line from the guys who never date an equal.

    • Damn says:

      Still better than what Renner and Evans said about Black Widow.

      • laughing girl says:

        ^ This.

      • Boston Green Eyes says:

        +1,000.

        I’m not even a Hemsworth fan but I think I really love this dude now.

        And on a side note, why are all Boston-bred actors such douchebags??? There’s not one of them that I would even like to have a cup of coffee with, save, maybe Matt Damon and then only to talk about the Red Sox. All the rest are just so awful:
        Ben Assfleck
        Marky Mark
        Chunk Butt

        Ugh!!! I’ll stick with the Brit Pack maybe minus Lord Otter – just because I find him sooooo insufferable!

      • taterho says:

        @Boston Green Eyes – Leonard Nimoy was non-douchiary. RIP Spocky.

      • MtnRunner says:

        Nimoy & Damon FTW!

        Agree on your Brit pack configuration Green Eyes.

      • Boston Green Eyes says:

        @taterho, agreed! I forgot about Mr. Nimoy. He was such a class act, always felt proud that he was from the Olde West End (which doesn’t exist anymore for those of you non-Bostonians).

        @MtnRunner, so is it time to pull out the Lord Hiddles? It’s gotta be 12 o’clock somewhere!

      • MtnRunner says:

        I want my TH to stay as far away from this mess as possible. I can’t tell you have happy I am that he won’t need to shill for Marvel until 2017.

      • Kitten says:

        Wow, time to refresh some memories: Conan O’Brien, John Krazinski, BJ Novak, Louis CK, Amy Poehler, Taylor Schilling, Connie Britton, Mindy Kalig, Ed Norton, Allison Janney, um JAMES F*CKING SPADER all from the Boston area so let’s keep our heads on straight here, guys ;)

      • MtnRunner says:

        You said JAMES F*CKING SPADER! Bless you, Kitten. We just can’t say that name enough.

        *Muaaaah*

    • katie says:

      I agree with you, although i don’t take anything the three guys said particularly seriously. They are not social commentators, they are actors answering the same boring questions interspersed with utterly ridiculous questions. They do this because, at this point in time, it is considered to be part of their jobs, but for me the priority is that they can act not that they know how to give the correct answer on every topic every time. If they were the sort who went out of their way to bang a drum on some issue, like Mark Ruffalo and his environmental campaign, then yes, higher standards are required and I would feel free to be be highly critical if deserved. These interviews are fluff and i really can’t get overly excited by them.

  5. Miss M says:

    There are only 3 reasons someone would call CHems absent:
    1- click-baiting
    2- does follow the press tour
    3- does not know he is shooting a movie

    • j.eyre says:

      Why does he keep getting in trouble for working? Wasn’t he filming a movie in Asia during the Thor promotion as well?

      • Miss M says:

        Yes, he was. I have no idea why he keeps getting bad comments. He is the most charming in interviews/ press tour and He doesnt say dumb things either. If i have to guess, i think the public will always choose ine of them to tear them down. First was Hiddles, then CHems and now the offenders.
        A lot of proe get bothered by others’ success. The offensers just made easy to be criticized.

      • MtnRunner says:

        So much for the notion that Marvel dictates their schedules to the point they have to turn down other roles.

      • Marty says:

        Y’all already know how I feel about those type of comments, so I’m just going to be over here drinking my coffee and eating my bagel.

      • Beth says:

        People forget that last Avengers press tour, Evans was partially missing during the European leg of the tour due to filming obligations for another movie. Hemsworth was paired with Ruffalo to compensate for Evans’ absence. This time around, Hemsworth had to work and Evans got paired with Renner. Chris also did a lot of press for TDW, even if he did come off as tired and a little reticent, and he did an additional press tour in Asia by himself. Yet this whole narrative that he doesn’t pull his weight during film promotions persists. I am fine with the criticism of what he said because it was not the most eloquently stated point, but I am tired of this nonsense about his work ethic. If he really was that bad, Marvel would have canned him a long time ago. He isn’t RDJ and is not immune to being replaced if he had such a piss pour work ethic. Marvel decides his promotional schedule and can compensate for other engagements, but he doesn’t have all this alleged power to promote films (or not promote them) as he pleases.

      • Kitten says:

        I don’t follow the Avengers stuff so I rely on you guys to keep up on things, but can I just say I’m starting to find these threads where we take one throwaway line from an actor and dissect it to death completely exhausting.

        Maybe it’s because I ran out of weed, but I’m just not having fun anymore.

      • Marty says:

        Hey Kitten! Meant to reply to you yesterday but didn’t see your comment until late last night.

        So the story behind those pics is Tom was filming somewhere, I want to say Budapest, a while ago and he found the cat in the streets. He ended up taking it up to his hotel room and feeding it, and generally taking care of it. One of the front desk workers at the hotel ended up helping him find a home for the cat. The photos are pretty old, that’s probably why you haven’t seen those pictures before.

        Anyways here is the new teaser trailer for “Legend”. HAVE FUN AGAIN!
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=18&v=bzkTbO78L5k

      • j.eyre says:

        Marty, I know, I know – I realize I sound like a broken record – it just surprises me that he gets so much you-know-what for this. Since, like Kitten, I can’t even think how to comment on the dissection of this interview, I thought I could at least bring up the working bit.

        I’ll tell you what, let’s change the coffee to gin and then we can all have fun. Nothing really to add, I just wanted to say “hallo” to youses.

      • MtnRunner says:

        Kitten, we have weed here in the Rockies if you need more to get by. Weed, Cheeze-Its and Pervy Tombangers to help you get through the rest of the promo tour, if you mix your meds like I do.

        Marty, thank you for that Legend trailer. I’m looking forward to that.

        ETA – Miss Jane, I miss your posts. The saucy ones especially. CB isn’t the same without the tribe piping in on these posts.

      • Marty says:

        Hello to you Miss J! Yeah, when I sent this story to CB, I really didn’t think it would cause this kind of reaction.

        Let’s add vodka to that gin and we’ve got a deal!

        @MtnRunner- No problem, it looks good!

      • j.eyre says:

        Vodka and Gin – a match made in heaven, Marty darling.

        Hello One Who Runs on Mountains. Very kind of you to say – you make my cold, black heart flutter. Alas, you are in the minority with your opinions on the matter. A few of us have taken our seats so as not to bother the others. But my fellow Thornfielders and I still shuffle about the threads on occasion and it is always good to run into you. Perhaps I will pull an all night bender sometime and get to a thread before it is 3 hours old.

      • Kitten says:

        Marty that makes the pics even cuter! Ugh. I dread the day when Hardy messes up and the backlash begins. I’ll probably disappear for a while when that happens.

        Thanks for the back-up you guys. I feel like politicians don’t get picked apart as much as actors do and if anything politicians SHOULD be picked apart and SHOULD be held to an incredibly high standard, as they’re actually in a position to directly affect our lives with their words and actions.

        Evans, Chems, and crew are just a bunch of guys who play pretend for a living and as such I think we could cut them some slack. Anyway, I do enjoy the larger conversations and side-topics that come out of these threads, I just get tired of the amount of scrutiny and outrage that we level at these celebs.

      • MtnRunner says:

        Miss Jane, that’s too bad the Thorfield ladies disbanded. I came to the party late but read through every TH post and still adore excitable, piddling PuppyTom after reading all the snarky comments on this site. To each his own opinion — fickle or steady — I enjoy the range of perspectives as long as people aren’t mean.

        Kitten, I don’t know much about The Bloke, but I have to say that after reading his last post and the full interview, I’d click just to see what came outta his mouth.

        Lilac, just realized I hadn’t seen you here today and voila! there you are, setting things straight.

      • Miss M says:

        @okitten: i cant deal with these marcel threads anymore. They are making a storm out of a thin air.

        @marty@j.eyre: i am glad i can count on you when it comes to CHems. So much injustice towards our God og Thunder. Marty, thanks for the lead jn the thread and for clarofying that this interview was done before renner and evans idiocy…

      • Maria A. says:

        Here, here, Kitten! Thanks for stating this.
        The nitpicking here has gone into overload.
        This site doesn’t rollick like it used to.

    • Samtha says:

      He’s done a ton of interviews so far. I’m kind mystified at the comment that he’s been absent. He left the press tour a week or so earlier than everyone else so he could film; it’s not like he didn’t show up at all.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      I agree with the comments that Chemboy shouldn’t be criticized for missing PR because he is working on other films. Marvel does have the power over them through their contracts to make them decline other roles if it conflicts with filming schedules, not PR schedules and some of them have turned down parts as a result – perhaps most notably Evans landing Snowpiercer because Hiddleston had to turn it down because it conflicted with the filming schedule for TDW. Chemboy missed the Asian PR and some of the European PR for TDW because he was filming Blackhat but all that was in the capable hands of Hiddleston. When it came time for the US PR for TDW, Chemboy and Natalie Portman stepped up. Hemsworth pretty much did the same amount of PR as Portman. He went on Kelly & Whoever, Letterman, Kimmel, and Fallon, while Tom stepped back, did a few of the smaller shows and flew back to rehearse Coriolanus. Hemsworth then did the Japan premier, which was months later for some reason AND was the only one who promoted the DVD release.

      I agree Kitten, it is exhausting and Mtnrunner, judging by the fragrance around Winthrop Square where the bike couriers hang, we’ve got plenty of weed here too.

      • Kitten says:

        Dude-My office is right there, basically in Winthrop Square. I wish I got more second-hand fumes tho….

        Also, did you know there’s a Winthrop Square in Chucktown? It’s the prettiest lil’ park in the city IMO.

    • Ferdinand says:

      Yeah. Hemsworth is not absent from press tour, he’s never been!
      There’s lots of videos on YouTube to prove it. Besides, he’s in all mtv videos. Cut the man some slack!

  6. ISee says:

    Literally just watched that 30 Rock episode for the first time today. Spooky…

  7. TX says:

    Yeaaaaah Chris sounds a little loopy here.

  8. t.fanty says:

    I would think the same If I had just spent the past two weeks sitting in a room with Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner.

  9. Santia says:

    How about we stop pitting the sexes against each other? How about we agree that the sexes are equal, albeit women haven’t been allowed the opportunity to be the leaders we know we can be?

    • Kara says:

      he says that to get points. as much as i dislike Bill Maher he was right that when someone says “women are smarter than men” people clap and cheer but when you say “men are smarter than women” people boo.

      • Damn says:

        Poor men, when will they get a break from those nagging women who devalue them and don’t let them show what leaders they are.

        By the way Maher is a misogynistic asshole.

      • Boston Green Eyes says:

        I think that most men carry a misogynistic gene deep deep inside of them (and sometimes not so deep). All it takes is for the boys to be all liquored up and – Voila! – Hello Chunk Butt!

      • laughing girl says:

        @ Boston Green Eyes: yup, totally agree. Men hate women. Not necessarily all men but a substantial number of them. But then a lot of women absolutely loathe women – so where does that leave us?

        @ Kara: Maher is a misogynistic prick – I think quoting him to support your gender equality statement is kind of invalidating the point.

      • Kara says:

        i said i dislike him but those ad hominems are ridiculous, attacking the source of an argument is always a sign that the person making such an attack cant engage with the statement in a rational way or debunk it. a source by itself does not make a claim invalid. thats lazy debating.
        it does not matter from whom the statement comes, it only matter if its true or not. as you can see in the comments here, quite a lot of people agree with Hemsworth and therefor Maher.
        ad hominem: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ad_hominem
        “means responding to arguments by attacking a person’s character, rather than to the content of their arguments”

        i posted it above, its called the “women are wonderful effect” which leads to everyone, especially women, thinking more highly of women and attributing more positive traits based on gender.

      • laughing girl says:

        @ Kara

        Thank you for explaining “ad hominem”. I’m not attacking Bill Maher’s character, I’m stating a fact. He doesn’t like women. That is his right. There are plenty of women who don’t like women. That is again their right. Bill Maher is a misogynist – that is a fact, not a character attack. Do I think that Chris Hemsworth is calling out for greater equality between the sexes, that his statement is nuanced and thoughtful. Eh, of course not. It is a go to answer for any guy who hasn’t really given it much thought and who doesn’t want to come across as sexist. Which means, as things currently are, he still comes out of this looking better than Renner + Evans. Which obviously doesn’t say much.
        As far as the “women are so much more fantastically better than men at everything” I haven’t really come across this kind of thinking/statement anywhere before – at least not the City of London or any other place I’ve worked or in a social context. Perhaps this kind of thinking is meant to provide a counterweight to the many women I’ve met who keep telling me that men are so much better at everything than women?

    • wolfpup says:

      I see the problem as one in which women are seen as objects to be used. This causes envy and jealousy from everyone; both genders. Women create magic with the birth of a child – men believe it’s the raging sexual bull that distinguishes them. Sexuality is the real issue, and who gets the attention and why. Sex is as necessary as food and drink, and there is still a lot of fear around who gets it – from both sexes.

  10. Thinker says:

    Why does Chris Evans keep saying “Nailed it.”

    It wasn’t funny the first time, it’s sure as heck not going to be funny the next ten times.

  11. Catelina says:

    Chrevans still sounds drunk.

  12. InvaderTak says:

    The apology tour continues.

  13. Mia4S says:

    Hemsworth’s comment comes across as something between tired humour and patronizing. “Yes ladies you’re so great we all suck…blah blah.” Whatever.

    I still cannot believe they are doing a franchise off that dumb Snow White movie. I mean Hemsworth’s place is certainly in action franchises (he’s a decent actor at best) but really a follow up to a movie people sort of thought was OK is the best Hollywood can do? We are doomed.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Agree. I find it just as condescending as I do when waiters say to my friends and me (mostly women of a certain age) “and how are you YOUNG ladies tonight?” F you.

    • Lolo-ology says:

      I was surprised, when I watched the Snow White movie, to see that it was a very feminist retelling of the story. Ended up liking it a lot more than I thought I would.

  14. laughing girl says:

    Don’t understand the outrage directed at Hemsworth for saying something pro-woman: don’t think it’s sexist that he can envision at least one movie focused on female superheroes.

    • Linn says:

      People are outraged because Hemsworth went completely overboard with his (cliché) answer that he comes across as insincere.

      I’m sure if he really wanted to support women in hollywood (be it directors, producers writers or female leads), he could probably find a way to do so. Actions speak louder than words.

      It’s good that he can envision movies focused on female superheroes, nobody is criticising him for that.
      It’s the “(If I) have it my way, I’d get rid of all of us, have an all female cast – women are smarter than men.” part that makes people like me roll their eyes.

      Good people, talented people, kind people, smart people should lead the world and be represented in every part of life no matter what their gender is.
      Let’s look at how suitable a certain individual is for a specific position, not the whole gender.

      Pro-women doen’t have to be (and really shouldn’t be) anti-men.

      • laughing girl says:

        He was trying to call out Evans for his sexist comments – granted he obviously didn’t do it with enough nuance (honestly, I don’t think he has the brain power for that) – but I’m marking him up for at least trying. Which is a damn sight more than I can say for the Evans/Renner combo.
        Also, I’m tired of people constantly having to mitigate pro-women statements with “yeah, but that doesn’t mean that I’m against men”. I mean, really, we still have to explain that being a feminist means you’re not hating men?

      • Kara says:

        laughing girl, Linn said that because Hemsworth statment was anti men. it means men are genetically dumber. how is that equality? Hemsworth does not sound like a feminist at all. so its not comparable.
        how is it helpful calling out a sexist statement with throwing the other gender under the bus? with giving women inherent traits?

        it also wasnt pro women. benevolent sexism is still sexism, it just sounds nicer.

      • Linn says:

        @laughinggirl

        Nobody has to explain that feminism is not anti-men, but Hemsworth’s statement was anti-men though maybe only in jest.
        His co-stars said some pretty sexist things during this press-tour, so he is going in the complete opposite direction.
        It’s just a very transparent move so it doesn’t come across very genuine.

        I’m not hating Hemsworth for what he said and it’s obviously far away from what his co-stars have been saying lately.
        He’s just not getting any Brownie points either until he actually proves that he’s really interested in gender equality.

      • laughing girl says:

        @ Linn – understood and I respect your take on things.

      • Lucrezia says:

        Marty just pointed out above that interview happened early in the tour, before the Evans/Renner debacle. Does that change your view Linn?

        If he was simply reacting to Evans saying “who said that?” I think he deserves some Brownie points for instantly recognising an offensive remark and distancing himself from it/Evans.

        But I can also see the other side of the argument. If there’s no previous debacle, there’s no reason to overcompensate and his hyperbolic anti-male stance appears even more ridiculous.

        I’m dithering on this one.

      • Asiyah says:

        Agreed, Linn.

      • Linn says:

        @Lucrezia
        I didn’t know that was before the Evans/Renner debacle.

        I still think that his answer was a pretty cliché one but it’s nice to recognise Evans offensive remark, I give him that.
        It is always nice to see that somebody is actually aware that there’s still need for a change when it comes to gender equality.

        However, I still think his response wasn’t worded as well as it could have been and I think that somebody’s actual opinion on the topic is much better showed by actions than words.

        We will see if his stance on woman in movies and in the movie indurstry is a one time thing to calm down potential critism of the avengers or if it will be an ongoing theme in both his statements, his choice of roles and e.g showing support to female writers/directors/producers etc.
        Right now the movies on his filmography don’t seem to be overflowing with strong female characters and woman in leading positions on the production-side seem to be a very rare thing.

    • laughing girl says:

      @ Kara

      We have to agree to disagree on this. My reply re feminism doesn’t mean you hate men refers to the last paragraph of Linn’s answer, not Hemsworth. I think Hemsworth was trying – imperfectly, perhaps but at least he was trying (I actually can’t believe I’m in the middle of an exchange about Hemsworth’s almost negligible gender equality creds) and by comparison he still comes out better than Renner/Evans. You’re entitled to find his statement patronising, that is your right and I won’t dispute your right. I simply don’t find his statement as offensive as you do – I also discount his statement re the superiority of women as simply an attempt to say something nice about the power of women, I never took it to mean that he genuinely thinks (and I again may be ascribing too much intelligence to the brawny blonde from Aussieland) that women are genetically superior. As I said before we can only agree to disagree.

  15. Lilacflowers says:

    The movie opens tonight. They can all stop talking and go home or to their next movie set now.

  16. Hmmm says:

    LOL, Marvel trying really hard to make people forget all those promotion disasters and bad reviews before AoU hits US cinemas.

    • JLo says:

      Exactly! I call “Marvel PR machine” on his comments because yesterday Mark Ruffalo also had a widely publicized tweet calling for more Black Widow merchandise for his daughters and nieces. But then again, I’m a cynic.

  17. **sighs** says:

    It’s a cross between “little kid on a sugar high” and annoying little ankle biter dog that won’t go away. What is wrong with him? He needs a decompression tank.

  18. kri says:

    Maybe we should put drunk Butt Chunk in The Booty Shorts of Truth to see what really thinks?? No one can resist the power…

  19. Catelina says:

    Count me in on those who think chremsworth is doing pure damage control here. There are definitely men who believe in equality, as well as men who think the women in their lives are intelligent, but I do not buy that any man would actually hope for all men to be subservient to all women. Nobody likes to have their priveliges completely flipped around on them so that they are at a disadvantage (keep in mind, that is different than just having everyone be equal with themselves).

    • Beth says:

      His comments are messy, but this isn’t damage control. As pointed above, he said this before the Renner/Evans debacle happened.

      • Izzy says:

        It may have been before the comments, but the drunken red carpet behavior was already on full display and being commented on – by journalists, no less. This press tour was already going off the rails when Hemsworth made these comments, and people were already noticing the lack of Black Widow merchandise. So, yeah, damage control. That just looks more relevant in the aftermath of the Evans/Renner debacle.

      • Beth says:

        Disagree Izzy. I think Hemsworth is just spouting off what first comes to mind and it isn’t eloquent enough to have a PR spin to it. Hemsworth tends to get repetitive when he is spouting PR buzz words and this isn’t the case.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      Damage control before the damage?

    • P'enny says:

      @Lilacflowers, do you we think we going round in circles sometimes? i admire your effort to keep fighting a 2 year war. I send you choke for energy.

      that comment ended up in the wrong place,,, duh.

      never mind.

  20. Izzy says:

    It has to be damage control. You know what gives that away? This line from Hemsworth: “Before he (Evans) ruins this interview and my career, what’s the question?”

    I actually feel kind of bad for Chris Hemsworth. He just wants to make movies and promote them; he doesn’t have anything particularly bad or offensive to say. But here he is, in a corner, saying something that’s – perceived or actually – kind of sexist towards men, and pandering. All because his costars couldn’t keep their shiznit together and hold their liquor.

  21. Dr.Funkenstein says:

    Uh, maybe his heart was in the right place, though I think this was more of a “hey ladies, I’m really sensitive,” moment. Some men are very smart. Some are not. Some women are really smart. Some are not. Of course, the list could not continue ad nauseam. Probably best not to get too hung up on gender as a means of solving problems.

  22. jammypants says:

    I kind of like Hemsy and Hiddles being absent from too much public fodder. I find that admirable. It also makes them sexier (mysterious, etc).

    Also, I agree with Izzy.

  23. seesittellsit says:

    Totes pandering from a pair who get their legs over faster than a speeding bullet.

  24. feebee says:

    I’ve giving him a pass because I think he’s coming from a place like maybe all the women in his life are smarter than him.

  25. Magnolia says:

    Why do you boys insist on talking so much? Now I have to duct tape their pretty little mouths in my sex dreams…