I think Renji regretted what he did to Rukia. I think he was talking about himself when he told that FB women that the man who hit a woman is a trash, and decided not to do it. Or maybe Kubo just likes to do epic moments without caring how it will effect on the storyline ( that's my opinion of him but this is a different subject) what do you think?
Yeah he was likely talking about himself, but…honestly? That’s not good enough, he never apologized to her, we never saw it – Sasusaku got a lot of flack for their “abusive” undertones, but Sasuke was sorry and we saw him express it to Sakura. Renji? Nope. Maybe, maybe he did regret it…but we never see it.
Just like Rukia shouldn’t have learned about Ichigo/Masaki off panel, and Ichigo shouldn’t have heard about Kaien off panel – these important things can’t happen off-panel, and I’m not going to assume they did…sorry, but…its just my opinion.
Renji had years of knowing Rukia, since childhood – and he still abused her, denied her agency to her own body and tormented her about her death? It just leaves me feeling ill…
I mean characters are subjective that way, everyone can have their views, but for me…Renruki is just a no-no because this reason, you don’t claim to care for someone adn beat them and abuse them.