Armie Hammer, who is starring in the critical darling “Call Me By Your Name,” deleted his Twitter account Monday after BuzzFeed published an article titled “10 Long Years of Trying to Make Armie Hammer Happen,” which took what many fans considered a needlessly brutal look at his career.
Hammer’s Twitter account has been celebrated not only by Hammer Heads and Armie Wives — names for his fanbase — but by several outlets for its humor and BDSM leanings. His most notable Twitter moment was probably earlier this year, when he called out James Woods, who made a comment about the age difference between Hammer’s character and his love interest, played by Timothée Chalamet, in “Call Me By Your Name.”
“Didn’t you date a 19 year old when you were 60…….?” Hammer replied, spurring a response by actress Amber Tamblyn, who recalled Woods trying to pick up her and her friend when she was only 16.
Hammer’s first response to the BuzzFeed article was a “bitter AF” tweet, which is, alas, now gone, along with everything else.
The article discusses the “many second chances” Hammer has had in his career, saying the Hollywood system gives handsome, straight white men more chances than women and minorities.
The article was met with mixed reactions. Many agreed that Hollywood should be more diverse and inclusive, but took issue with personalizing that point by focusing on Hammer.
Now, fans are lamenting the loss of Hammer’s Twitter. Don’t worry, though, his Instagram is still up and running.
me showing up at buzzfeed hq because they made Armie Hammer delete his twitter pic.twitter.com/upsykqKVld
— anna swanson (@annaswnsn) November 28, 2017
Protect good men like armie hammer, henry cavill, keanu reeves, ryan gosling and chris pine from toxic journalists please
— jenny (@clarkjoes) November 28, 2017
psa: armie hammer is a REAL person with REAL feelings who deserves a lot more appreciation than he receives.
— emily (@sweeteachalamet) November 28, 2017
You all ran Armie Hammer off of Twitter. This is why we can't have nice things.
— Justin uoıʇɔɐɹɟ (@JustinCentric) November 27, 2017
armie hammer deleted his twitter this is truly the darkest timeline pic.twitter.com/B7hsAbyqai
— [insert obama finger gun photo] (@CertifiedErin) November 27, 2017
“I was born when she kissed me. I died when she left me. I lived a few weeks while she loved me.” –my official statement on Armie Hammer deleting his twitter.
— Aaron Michael (@subsahaaron) November 27, 2017
There are still fans who are pointing out that those defending Hammer should also defend women and people of color:
white people take any mention of their privilege as a personal attack because they want to believe they got where they are purely through their own hard work, and to suggest otherwise is to ruin that illusion for them (THIS IS ABOUT ARMIE HAMMER)
— emi (@plantblogger) November 27, 2017
- I'm going to say this on this Armie Hammer Buzzfeed article – for the folks going hard in the paint defending him, ask yourself if you champion PoC actors/actresses as much. If you don't, then kindly STFU. Debate your mama.
— ReBecca Theodore (@FilmFatale_NYC) November 28, 2017
I keep thinking about that Armie Hammer buzzfeed piece.
1. its making me want to defend a white guy in hollywood which is weird
2. it could be written about literally every white dude in hollywood
3. are people supposed to give up on their dreams and jobs?? pic.twitter.com/uZ3vBurQNt
— Rebekah Weatherspoon (@RdotSpoon) November 28, 2017
okay, like, I don't really give a shit about this but: I think it's important to talk about white male privilege but I don't understand why Armie Hammer was chosen as the face of it
— priscilla page (@BBW_BFF) November 28, 2017