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Robert Downey Jr. Calls Interviewer Bottom-Feeder & Parasite

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Tue, 04/28/2015 - 16:54

RDJ walk out interview has over 8.4 million views on YouTube

Robert Downey Jr. recently walked out on an interview while promoting Avengers 2 following the interviewer switching gears and asking about RDJ's personal life.

Now while speaking with Howard Stern (via THR), Robert Downey Jr. defended his actions: "I just wish I'd left sooner. I'm one of those guys where I'm always kind of assuming the social decorum is in play and that we're promoting a superhero movie, a lot of kids are going to see it. This has nothing to do with your creepy, dark agenda that I'm feeling like all of a sudden ashamed and obligated to accommodate your weirdo shit."

RDJ continues with mention he was weirded-out by the sudden shift in questioning, and calls the UK journalist, Krishnan Guru-Murthy, a bottom-feeder.

"I'm a 50-year-old guy … and I'm completely unevolved when it comes to simple boundaries," RDJ added. "'You know what? You're weirding me out. You're a bottom-feeding muckraker.'"

Robert Downey Jr. then questions whether he should be treated similar to a politician if he (or anyone) is being interviewed, while comparing the interviewer to something akin to a parasite.

"The assumption is that there's a button that because you've sat down there, you're going to be scrutinized like a kiddie fiddler who's running for mayor," RDJ said. 

RDJ, a practitioner of Wing Chun Kung-Fu, warns he needs to distance himself or things might get out of hand.

"What I have to do in the future is I just 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."

Listen to the RDJ interview: