If there’s one thing Jeremy Renner doesn’t seem to have the bandwidth to care about, it’s identity politics and the faux outrage that goes with it. So when asked about his American Hustle co-star Jennifer Lawrence’s recent complaints about how much she didn’t get paid, he basically shrugged his shoulders and said “meh.”
“That’s not my job,” Renner said, while taking part in an intimate press day on Tuesday for the new “One Life/Live Them” campaign he’s doing for Rémy Martin Cognac.
“I don’t know contracts and money and all that sort of stuff,” Renner went on to say.
Adding he fully supports actresses receiving equal pay as actors, he said he’s more focused on his craft than what everyone is making.
“I’m a performer and I know human behavior. When it comes to that sort of stuff I let other people deal with that,” said the two-time Oscar nominee. “I do what I’m good at, that’s what I focus on.”
His comments were entirely reasonable and largely inconsequential. Also, isn’t it kind of ironic that all these “strong women” feminists who “don’t need a man” and hate the “patriarchy” go right at Renner’s jugular when he, a man, doesn’t want to help the girl? Whatever happened to women doing it for themselves? The SJWs missed that irony, so they exploded in a fit of rage and demanded Renner be fired.
Jeremy Renner insists it's "not his job" to help female costars secure equal pay https://t.co/kdEpdfscTb
— Salon.com (@Salon) October 23, 2015
Jeremy Renner doesn’t understand that if you have nothing socially just to say you should say nothing at all. https://t.co/Yx0IVvQfqJ
— Sonny Bunch (@SonnyBunch) October 21, 2015
Suggested replacements for Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton: 1. Armie Hammer 2. Tony Hawk 3. An actual hawk 4. Some roadkill
— SPOOKAYE TROLL (@ohkayewhatever) October 21, 2015
— The Cut (@TheCut) October 23, 2015
That last one is particularly hilarious, as everyone knows the most useless Avenger is Black Widow. No super-powers and a svelte figure as a woman. She’s useless. Sorry. What’s funny in all if this there is a small detail left out the the Jennifer Lawrence/American Hustle/gender pay gap-gate. The reason it’s been left out? Because it entirely disrupts the pre-set leftist narrative.
Deadline Hollywood recently reported that Lawrence was brought on to the film later than her other co-stars, with whom deals had already been made on a production that was strapped for cash to begin with.
Lawrence reportedly “worked 19 days and was paid $1.25 million and got $250,000 in deferred compensation,” while Bradley Cooper “worked 46 days for $2.5 million and nine points.”
Kind of like when everybody complains about teachers not being “paid” enough, even though they make more than the national average, but enjoy three months off per year. That doesn’t fit into the “evil military industrial complex vs. poor public school” narrative, just like this little tidbit doesn’t fit into the “Hollywood is sexist” narrative.
Call me your Nostradamus, because I predicted this very situation with an original video months ago: Avengers “The Age Of Political Correctness”