Jeremy Renner and Chris Evans have whipped up a media firestorm for using the words "slut" and "whore" to describe their "Avengers" costar Scarlett Johansson’s character. 

The pair were being interviewed by DigitalSpy for their movie “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” in which Renner plays Hawkye and Evans is Captain America. While discussing Johansson’s Black Widow character Renner says, “She’s a slut,” causing Evans to burst into peals of laughter. “I was gonna say something along that line,” Evans says laughingly. “She’s a complete whore!” he adds.

Since the video was released many Twitter users have criticized the stars for their choice of words.

However some social media users stood by the actors, insisting their words were not meant to be taken seriously. 

Evans told FOX411 in a statement he regrets his choice of words.

"Yesterday we were asked about the rumors that Black Widow wanted to be in a relationship with both Hawkeye and Captain America," the statement read. "We answered in a juvenile and offensive way that rightfully angered some fans. I regret it and sincerely apologize."

Renner has yet to tweet or comment about the backlash.