Jay Leno Criticized for Jeremy Renner Joke After Bike Accident

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Jay Leno has had quite a few terrible months after recovering from severe second-degree burns following a car fire in his garage back in November, as well as a motorcycle accident that left him with broken bones. After opening up about his recent accident, Leno tried to make a joke referencing actor Jeremy Renner’s snow plow accident. Safe to say the actor is now being heavily criticized online for his comments.

Leno tweeted: “I was riding my motorcycle up in Lake Tahoe and I came around the corner and bam, I crashed into Jeremy Renner’s snowplow.”

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Although some people didn’t mind him making light of the scary situation, others felt the joke was distasteful with John Dawson tweeting, “Not funny. Renner broke 30 bones in the process of saving his nephew’s life. Respect to the guy. Pure guts.”

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Another tweeted, “Glad he’s okay, but my god, the bar remains low.” While another stated, “Bro was saving his nephew. Swing and a miss.”

Several other tweets similar to these came to light, saying that the actor wasn’t funny and was very disrespectful towards Renner. 

The tweets come after the TV host broke his ribs and collarbone, as well as suffering other injuries when he was launched off his motorcycle on January 17th. Meanwhile, the Marvel star survived a horrible accident that left him in critical condition on New Year’s day, leading to several surgeries and 30-plus broken bones. He is currently recovering at home and is updating his fans about his progress.

Speaking to Las Vegas Review-Journal about his garage fire, Leno stated that he wanted to keep his motorcycle accident quiet, noting, “You know, after getting burned up, you get that one for free. After that, you’re Harrison Ford, crashing airplanes. You just want to keep your head down.”

Read More: Chris Evans Jokes with Jeremy Renner About Snowplow Accident: ‘Has Anyone Even Checked’ on the Snowplow?

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