Jeremy Renner Shuts Down His App Over Trolls Impersonating Him, Harassing Fans and Talking Porn
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"What was supposed to be a place for fans to connect with each other has turned into a place that is everything I detest and can't or won't condone," Renner says.

It seems that the mission of internet trolls is to make it so no one can enjoy anything. They scored another victory this week as "Avengers" star Jeremy Renner has shut down his app, Jeremy Renner Official, over trolls sowing chaos and mistrust through it by pretending to be him.

In a post -- the final post -- to the app, Renner wrote, "The app has jumped the shark. Literally. Due to clever individuals that were able to manipulate ways to impersonate me and others within the app I have asked ESCAPEX, the company that runs this app to shut it down immediately."

Renner had originally developed the app as "a place for fans to connect with each other" as he expanded from acting into music, but instead saw it "turned into a place that is everything I detest and can't or won't condone." In other words, this is why we can't have nice things!

The app allowed Renner's fans to interact with one another, as well as aggregating all of the actor's social media posts (from Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, et al) into one easy-to-find place. Now, they'll have to find his content on their own ... but at least they'll know its him.

Apparently, according to an article published two years ago in The Ringer, this is not a new fight for Renner, who has battled constantly with trolls to try and have a positive and uplifting environment. His fans have done the same, but things took a turn over the holiday weekend.

Comedy writer Stefan Heck claims in a Deadspin article that he created all kinds of chaos after Renner asked his fans what they were going to be doing over the Labor Day holiday and he responded by saying he would be looking at pornography on his computer.

According to Heck, within a few days "dozens of false Renners had sprouted up, sowing chaos and pretending to like porno. Legitimate Renner fans were rightfully confused and terrified."

Beyond that, trolls pretended to be Renner himself and harassed his fans. While many of them could recognize a troll when they saw one, for others it was more confusing and upsetting. And the whole thing just proved to be too much work and not worth the hassle. It turns out it's very hard to just allow things to be positive and supportive on the internet.

"To all the super-fans who have supported me with your words or encouragement, amazing art, stories and time shared on the app, thank you, and I hope to see you on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube," Renner concluded his closing statement. At least fans will still have places to interact with him when the hotly-anticipated "Hawkeye" series premieres on Disney+.

And for all of those fans who had no idea Jeremy Renner even had an official app, it's okay. He doesn't ... anymore.

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