Robert Downey Jr. Just Wishes He Had Walked Out of That ‘Weirdo’ Interview Sooner

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Robert Downey Jr. freely spoke his mind with Howard Stern about that super-uncomfortable interview he walked out on. "I just wish I had left sooner," said Downey Jr. "This has nothing to do with your creepy dark agenda that I'm feeling all of a sudden ashamed and obligated to accommodate your weirdo shit." He talks about how he's there to promote a movie, and then calls the Channel 4 News journalist Krishnan Guru-Murthy a "bottom-feeding muckraker" and "syphilitic parasite." In an op-ed for The Guardian, Guru-Murthy writes that Downey could have said, “I’d rather not talk about this stuff,” or "engaged more" with the other topics. What Guru-Murthy does go on to say is that press junkets are like a "bad relationship" that "just isn't working." We can all probably agree on that.