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Robert Downey, Jr. calls interviewer “syphilitic parasite”, dubs his questions “weirdo shit”

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Robert Downey, Jr. calls interviewer “syphilitic parasite”, dubs his questions “weirdo shit”
Remember that lovely interview Robert Downey, Jr. had with Channel 4 News’ Krishnan Guru-Murthy in which he ended up calling the guy a “schmuck” before walking out?

Well, the Avengers: Age of Ultron star decided to address the incident on The Howard Stern Show, explaining why all those questions about his former drug abuse and stint in jail sent him so over the edge.

“I just wish I’d left sooner,” he revealed. “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 shit.”

“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,” he continued. “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.”

Who do you side with: RDJ or the interviewer?