Both Evans and Renner have since apologized for their remarks. Evans saying,
"Yesterday we were asked about the rumors that Black Widow wanted to be in a relationship with both Hawkeye and Captain America. We answered in a juvenile and offensive way that rightfully angered some fans. I regret it and sincerely apologize."
While Renner responded to the fan outrage, saying,
"I am sorry that this tasteless joke about a fictional character offended anyone. It was not meant to be serious in any way. Just poking fun during an exhausting and tedious press tour."
This comes on the heels of another Avengers press snafu, when Robert Downey Jr, was driven too far with questions about his past struggles.