13/04/2016 1:19 AM AEST

Jeremy Renner Conveniently Changes His Tune On Women In Hollywood

Did he get a new publicist?

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Actor Jeremy Renner participates in Q&A discussion with attendees during the Silicon Valley Comic Con 2016 at San Jose Convention Center on March 19, 2016.

Jeremy Renner is advocating for women in Hollywood now, so we're going to pretend that all of his 2015 comments about femalesin theindustry don't exist, OK? 

While at a CinemaCon 2016 presentation, Renner said, "There’s not enough cinema in Hollywood where we have a strong, badass, female, smart, intelligent lead," echoing what women in Hollywood have been saying for years

The actor, who was with his "Story of Your Life" co-star Amy Adams, also said that he'd chosen his upcoming movie role "because of this awesome woman standing next to me." 

And while it's all good and nice that Renner is voicing a noticeably different tune than last year, his statements ring a little insincere. Probably because it's coming from a man who openly commented on Jennifer Lopez's breasts at the 2015 Golden Globes, called Scarlett Johansson’s character Black Widow a "slut" and a "whore" (before offering up a bad apology) and said that it's "not his job" to help female co-stars negotiate their salaries. 

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