Actor Jeremy Renner was forced to shut down the official Jeremy Renner app on Wednesday (September 04, 2019) after an onslaught of trolls made it unusable.
The app, Jeremy Renner Official, was designed to let Jeremy Renner superfans stay connected to Jeremy Renner through an in-app Jeremy Renner social feed, samples of Jeremy Renner’s music, and official contests offering “a chance to win amazing prizes like meeting Jeremy Renner.”
That’s all over now, as Jeremy Renner announced in a post to the official Jeremy Renner app.
In a message tweeted from the application’s official account yesterday, the Avengers actor said: “The App has jumped the shark, literally. Due to clever individuals who 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 and refund anyone who has purchased any stars over the last 90 days.”
He continued: “My sincere apologies for this not to have turned out the way it was intended. To all the super-fans who have supported me with your words or encouragement, amazing art, stories and time shared on the app, a genuine thank you and hope to see you on Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.”
The existence of trolls who posted rude messages and used dubious names, have often compromised the application over the last two years.
“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,” said Renner.
The free mobile application was launched in 2017 as a way for Renner to connect more closely with fans all over the world.
Over the last few weeks or so, the app has gone from a hub for all things Renner and turned into a place that uses controversial public figures, such as Casey Anthony, for sick jokes, and even occasionally poses as J Rens to deliver messages that his diehard fans knew could never come from him.
Rest in peace, Jeremy Renner Official.