Krishnan Guru-Murthy has made headlines again with yet another press junket interview that took a controversial turn towards awkward discomfort.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Krishnan Guru-Murthy attempted to dig into the past troubles of Robert Downey Jr. during an interview to promote the highly-anticipated release of his new movie, Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Robert Downey Jr. walks out on Krishnan Guru-Murthy during interview supposedly about Avengers 2. Good man. https://t.co/BD3G0BQYlV
— CafeFantasia (@CafeFantasia) April 22, 2015
There were plenty of questions to ask and topics to discuss that were directly related to the Avengers film or even the seven-year period in which the Oscar nominee has played Tony Stark and Iron Man so far.
However, Guru-Murthy seemed to be focused on finding out more about his past struggles and conquered demons — including comments made during a 2005 interview as well as the actor’s relationship with his father.
Robert Downey Jr. responded to Guru-Murthy with dignified silence, quickly storming out of the interview with the simple comment that it was essentially becoming too much like a Diane Sawyer interview.
However, a vast number of Twitter users have apparently decided not to let Krishnan Guru-Murthy off as easily as the 50-year-old actor did.
— Cloud (@Ry18Cloud) April 22, 2015
Krishnan Guru-Murthy did something awful. shame on you man.
— Neil Raina (@RealNeilRaina) April 22, 2015
Just seen the Krishnan Guru-Murthy interview awkward doesn’t cover it. Someone should tell him how film junkets work. Mate, you’re not Oprah
— Katy Pegg (@katypegg) April 22, 2015
Some people found clever ways to joke and mock Guru-Murthy for how he handled the interview.
Next week, Krishnan Guru-Murthy interviews Fatty Arbuckle
— Peter Bradshaw (@PeterBradshaw1) April 22, 2015
@RobertDowneyJr can I, on behalf of the British people, apologise for krishnan guru-murthy’s existence?
— Dan Kelly (@dankthemanc) April 22, 2015
Krishnan Guru-Murthy was even criticized directly for his interviewing skills, to the extent of being referred to as the “worst interviewer of all time.”
Krishnan Guru-Murthy broke a massive rule of interviewing here. DON’T take 63 seconds to ask a question. Just don’t. https://t.co/ZNalZBX281
— Killian Woods (@killianwoods) April 22, 2015
Krishnan Guru-Murthy may be the worst interviewer of all time
— cops (@laurajanecops) April 22, 2015
Krishnan Guru-Murthy must be the worst interviewer I’ve ever known.
— Ryan Warriner (@rywarriner) April 22, 2015
Guru-Murthy has seemingly built a reputation for himself — especially with the awkward turn that he took during a 2013 interview with film director Quentin Tarantino.
Krishnan Guru-Murthy has been with Channel 4 News, a British television broadcaster, since 1998.
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