Armie Hammer slams celebs for 'making Stan Lee's death about them'
"Call Me By Your Name" actor Armie Hammer was dragged on Twitter after he slammed celebrities for sharing snaps of themselves with the late comic legend, Stan Lee.
News of the Marvel creator's death rocked Hollywood on Monday, and many of the actors who starred in Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) films took to social media to share thanks, memories and condolences.
Hammer, however, felt that their tributes were more about them than Lee. Sharing his thoughts on social media, he wrote: "So touched by all of the celebrities posting pictures of themselves with Stan Lee... no better way to commemorate an absolute legend than putting up a picture of yourself (|sic)"
Celebrities who did just that include "Venom" star Tom Hardy, "Spider-Man: Homecoming'"s Tom Holland, "Iron Man'"s Robert Downey Jr., and "X-Men'"s Hugh Jackman.
Fans, however, were unimpressed by his comments and called him out for being a little hypocritical. One user wrote: Did Armie Hammer literally made Stan Lee’s death about himself by vocalizing how other people’s form of grieving was annoying to HIM. what an a**hole (sic).
Did Armie Hammer literally made Stan Lee’s death about himself by vocalizing how other people’s form of grieving was annoying to HIM. what an asshole.— Mikayla Rose (@FlorrNion) November 13, 2018
But Hammer stuck by his guns, doubled down and insisted that posting "selfies" of Lee made his death about them.
"If Stan impacted your life (ie. All of our lives) with his work, post his work that touched you the most. Posting a selfie makes his death about you and how cool you felt taking a picture with him," he said.
If Stan impacted your life (ie. All of our lives) with his work, post his work that touched you the most. Posting a selfie makes his death about you and how cool you felt taking a picture with him.— Armie Hammer (@armiehammer) November 12, 2018
He then continued on his rant by providing examples of what he thought was a good tribute. "Incredible Hulk'"s Mark Ruffalo post.
Actually, yes. This was an example that stood out and made me think his post was actually about Stan.— Armie Hammer (@armiehammer) November 12, 2018
But tweeps were not buying his argument and felt he was just bitter about not having a picture of his own to share.
Imagine the entitlement of being an actor who’s bitter he never got a selfie w/Stan Lee (rest in power) so he tries to guilt everyone else for posting their most cherished moment w/a wonderful human saying it’s making it abt themselves & not seeing his own hypocrisy. #ArmieHammer pic.twitter.com/4tDX2MX7yW— Cindy Pika Chu (@iamcindychu) November 13, 2018