Paul Bettany is one of those actors who you totally recognize but whose name you probably can’t always remember. He’s had roles in a bunch of blockbuster movies, including Iron Man 1, 2, and 3, The Da Vinci Code, and The Avengers. And he’s married to Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Connelly.
Well, over the weekend, the Avengers star avenged an internet troll who hurled an antigay slur at him over social media.
“Your (sic) a faggot pussy I would beat your fucking ass if i ever see you in real life. Faggot,” a man named Travis from Horicon, WI (pop. 3,655) wrote to the 43-year-old actor.
Bettany was quick to respond:
“Dear Travis, Thank you so much for your message. I have a few thoughts – I think you mean you’re as in you are a faggot pussy not ‘your’, which seems to suggest I have a faggot pussy. Also a comma after ‘pussy’ would really help the clarity of the sentence. Lastly, you are mixing up your tenses ‘would and see’ – I think you mean that you would beat my fucking ass if you ever saw me in real life or you will beat my fucking ass (why so much focus on my ass? Something you’d like to get off your chest?) if you ever see me in real life. Sorry for all the notes but I was a little confused. Hugs and kisses, Paul Bettany.”
Then took a screen shot of the conversation and posted it to his Twitter account.
We’re not sure which is hotter, the fact that Mr. Bettany put a trolling homophobe in his place, or the fact that he’s such a good-looking grammar aficionado.