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Tony Stark will make you feel weird about the Eiffel Tower after watching this clip

OK, Tony.

Jan 27, 2021, 8:07 pm*

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Michelle Jaworski

Tony Stark is going to great lengths to get you on #TeamIronMan during the latest Marvel press tour—even if that means flirting with a phallic object in the process.

While on-hand for the French premiere of Captain America: Civil War, Robert Downey, Jr., took a nighttime stroll to the Eiffel Tower where he had an inner monologue in-character as Tony Stark. Sure, things aren’t going great with the Avengers, but for some reason he goes to the Iron Lady to seek comfort (instead of a human like Pepper Potts) and a light show.

Is the Eiffel Tower into it? As impressive as it is—as well as suggestive—we should probably also ask why Tony is trying to anthropomorphize an iconic symbol. It’s been a rough day.

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*First Published: Apr 19, 2016, 10:30 am