When you share your opinions about Armie Hammer publicly, you better be prepared to have Armie Hammer fire back. The actor made headlines in September when he roasted James Woods on Twitter after Woods commented negatively about the relationship in “Call Me By Your Name,” in which Hammer plays a 24-year-old who falls in love with a 17-year-old (Timothée Chalamet). Now Hammer has slammed Buzzfeed following an anti-Armie Hammer article published November 26.
The Buzzfeed article is titled “Ten Long Years of Trying to Make Armie Hammer Happen” and is written by Senior Culture Writer Anne Helen Petersen. “Is Hammer truly a unique star who’s finally finding his niche — or simply a beautiful, pedigreed white man who’s been allowed, in a way that few others in Hollywood have, endless attempts to discover it?” she asks. Peterson provides a timeline that tracks Hammer’s hits and misses, from “The Social Network” to “The Lone Ranger.”
The conclusion of the article reads: “Ultimately, the problem isn’t that Armie Hammer was given this many chances to happen. It’s that the system that ensured those chances — along with those given to so many other white men — also withholds chances, leeway, and faith from those who need and would benefit from them most.”
Shortly after the article’s publication, Hammer reacted on Twitter and slammed Buzzfeed and Peterson, calling the story’s perspective “bitter AF.” “Maybe I’m just a guy who loves his job and refuses to do anything but what he loves to do,” the actor wrote in his defense.
Your chronology is spot on but your perspective is bitter AF. Maybe I’m just a guy who loves his job and refuses to do anything but what he loves to do…?
— Armie Hammer (@armiehammer) November 26, 2017
The article received backlash from fans on Twitter, some of whom called the story a “hit piece.” Fellow actors also came to Hammer’s defense, with Jay Baruchel calling the Buzzfeed article “needless” and “irrelevant.”
This “article” is so many different kinds of needless, and irrelevant. Also, just mean for no reason.
— Jay Baruchel (@BaruchelNDG) November 26, 2017
Hammer is currently receiving the best reviews of his career for his turn as Oliver in “Call Me By Your Name.” The Luca Guadagnino-directed drama earned the best indie debut of the year in its first weekend and will expand across the country through December.