Krishnan Guru-Murthy Slammed Online For Robert Downey Jr. Interview

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.

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.

Some people found clever ways to joke and mock Guru-Murthy for how he handled the interview.

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 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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