When Robert Downey Jr walked out of the interview after being asked about his controversial past

When Robert Downey Jr called a British journalist a ‘syphilitic parasite’ for questioning his controversial past (Photo credit – Getty Images)

Often times, the talk show host can be insensitive or simply irrelevant when they sit down to chat with a celebrity. Robert Downey Jr also must have gone through something similar when he appeared for an interview to promote his 2015 film. Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Robert, who plays Iron Man / Tony Stark in the film, took a nasty turn during the UK portion of the film’s publicity tour. At that point, the actor walked out of an interview with Channel-4’s Krishnan Guru-Murthy, asked about his controversial past.

During the interview, Guru-Murthy asked Downey, “The reason I’m asking you about your past is because you’ve spoken in other interviews about your relationship with your father and your role in all of them. dark times you’ve been through, doing drugs and drinking and all that. I was just wondering if you think you are free from all of this or if it is something… ”

Robert Downey Jr immediately cut him off and said, “What are we doing? Are we promoting a movie? And walked out of the interview. Watch it below:

The Iron Man star later appeared on Howard Stern’s radio show where he started dating Krishnan Guru-Murthy interview. He revealed that he had no regrets about leaving the interview. Robert said, “I just wish I had left earlier. What I need to do in the future is… give myself permission to say, “It’s more than likely a syphilitic parasite, and I need to distance myself from this clown.” If not, I’m probably going to get my hands on someone, and then there’s a real story.

Robert Downey Jr added, “I’m one of those guys who guess social decorum is on the line and we’re promoting a superhero movie, a lot of kids are going to see it. It has nothing to do with your dark and creepy schedule that I suddenly feel ashamed and forced to accommodate your weird shit. “

In contrast, British journalist Krishnan Guru-Murthy defended himself by writing to The Guardian. He wrote: “When Robert Downey Jr.’s PR man called to ask what we wanted to talk about, we said we didn’t have a specific schedule, but would ask about the new movie. from Avengers superheroes and his recovery from prison and drug addiction to Hollywood stardom. “

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