Slut Shaming? Captain America and Hawkeye weren’t so nice to Black Widow!

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not Mr. Sensitivity to everyone around me. Sometimes we all say words that may end up hurting other people around us. Chris Evans (Captain America) and Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) were interviewed recently about the Avengers- Age of Ultron and called the Black Widow a slut. Granted, the comment was in joke because both characters were dropped as romantic interests in the movie in favor of Bruce Banner.

Both actors have apologized for the comment as they receive the full fury of internet backlash from from viewers that were outraged over their remarks. My question- how sensitive are we now? I don’t totally understand women’s plight in life being that I was born and identify as a male. But I do know slut can be used derogatory towards not just women, but men as well. In fact many gay men refer to other men as sluts. I hear it almost every day. Or I at least hear it online.

What do you think? I completely see this as a joke, but at the same time I do see how many women could take serious offense to it. What do you think?

What are your thoughts?