Jeremy Renner is reminding people that his cheeky one-liner about Jennifer Lopez's "globes" on Sunday was only a joke.
"The Avengers" and "The Bourne Legacy" star had been co-presenting the Golden Globe Award for actor in a TV miniseries or movie with the singer when he ogled and commented Lopez's cleavage, which was prominently displayed in her plunging Zuhair Murad gown.
As the pair fussed over the envelope before announcing that "Fargo's" Billy Bob Thornton won the award, Lopez said, "You want me to do? I have the nails," to which Renner replied, "Yeah, good effort. You've got the globes too."
The "American Idol" judge laughed and shrugged off Renner's tease as he read Thornton's name. She then playfully smacked him with the envelope. Though the quip got a laugh from the ballroom, some viewers were less amused by his off-the-cuff observation, dubbing him a "perv" and the gibe "tasteless" during an otherwise mature broadcast.
However, Lopez, 45, told E! News that she was flattered by the remark: "That was really funny. He's a very funny man. It even made me a little hot." Indeed, JLo needed to fan herself a little bit just after.
On Monday, "The Hurt Locker" star, whose wife of 10 months filed for divorce from him last month, took to WhoSay to address some of the haters and posted a pic of himself and Lopez at the show.
"A reminder not to take this ... so serious," he wrote. "Thanks Jennifer -- You're a gem.x #goldenglobes #hadtosayit #jlo"
Renner's fans weighed in with solidarity, with one saying that he was the "only one who had the globes to say what everyone was thinking" and another "shocked that people took it so serious."