American actor, singer, and film producer Jeremy Renner has responded to reports regarding his sexuality.
In an interview with Playboy, the Avengers: Age of Ultron actor said he does not get offended when he is called "gay".
"As a general rule I don't respond to questions about my personal life. I'm not going to try to prove what I am or am not. It's silly, right?" he said.
"When you google yourself and the first thing that comes up is 'Jeremy Renner gay', it's like, 'Oh, now you've arrived. You're now a giant movie star'. So I just had a big laugh about it. I don't care, ultimately, if that's what people want to think, read and care about. F***ing say whatever the hell you want about me. Look at where we're at socially — leaps and bounds ahead of where we started. That's an amazing thing. To suggest that it's negative, that being gay is a terrible thing, a perversion or whatever — I just don't get it. Don't you wish we were in a world where we're not shaming, judging and boxing people in?" Renner questioned.
The 44-year-old star, who is in the process of divorcing his wife of ten months, actress-model Sonni Pacheco, talked about his relationship with their two-year-old daughter, Ava.
"When she drew her first breath and with that palmar reflex grabbed my finger, the thought came to me, If all goes well, this same scenario will happen when I take my last breath," Renner said.
"I see anything that takes me away from my daughter, whether it's something good like making Mission: Impossible 5 or something bad like my divorce, as a distraction and an obstacle," he added.