Robert Downey Jr. discussed in detail on a radio program the reasons why he walked out of an interview with journalist Krishnan Guru-Murthy.
Robert Downey Jr. said, “I just wish I’d left sooner. I’m one of those guys who I’m always assuming the social, kind of, decorum is in play. And that we’re promoting a superhero movie, a lot of kids are going to see it, and this has nothing to do with your creepy, dark agenda that I’m feeling all of a sudden, like, ashamed and obligated to accommodate your weirdo (stuff).”
Robert Downey Jr. also had some not so nice things to say about the interivewr, Guru-Murthy. Downey said he was “a bottom-feeding muckraker.”
The interview delved into Downey’s past drug abuse, jail time, and even tried to pin Downey on his political beliefs.
Downey added, “The assumption is that there’s a button that because you’ve sat down there you’re going to be scrutinized like you’re a kiddie fiddler who’s running for mayor. What I have to do in the future is have to give myself permission to say, ‘That is more than likely a syphilitic parasite, and I need to distance myself from this clown.’ Otherwise, I’m probably going to put hands on somebody, and then there’s a real story.”
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