A ton of A-list Hollywood stars took to social media yesterday (Tuesday, 13th November) to pay tribute to the late Stan Lee. However, Armie Hammer wasn’t having any of it.
The 32-year-old actor took to Twitter to criticise celebrities posted pictures of themselves with the legendary icon. His seemingly sarcastic tweet hinted that he was sceptical about their intention. This resulted in celebrities and fans alike blasting Hammer for this criticism.
“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,” Hammer wrote. Fans argued back that the celebs were celebrating that special moment they got to meet the comic book legend himself.
The actor replied, “If Stan impacted your life (i.e. 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 later added, “If your answer is “post a selfie” then I think we need a cultural revamp across the board.”
When someone asked if Mark Ruffalo’s tribute to Stan Lee was the example Hammer had in mind, the actor agreed.
— Debbie (@gala34) November 12, 2018
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
Several netizens also pointed out that Hammer’s original tweet (which has since been deleted) was ironically making it about himself too. At the end of the day, many felt that it wasn’t Hammer’s place to police how people should grieve.
Do you agree with Hammer or do you think his comments were uncalled for?