Armie Hammer Fires Back (Again) at Culture Writer: ‘Your Glass Seems Chronically Half Empty’

“Maybe try meditating? Or even medicating,” actor tweets at BuzzFeed writer

Last Updated: February 27, 2018 @ 12:06 PM

“Call Me By Your Name” star Armie Hammer is engaging in a Twitter spat, again, with BuzzFeed senior culture writer Anne Helen Peterson. After Peterson critiqued a recent Vanity Fair profile of Jennifer Lawrence on Twitter, saying it had,” “toothache-magnitude-painful levels of banality,” Hammer tweeted that she needs to chill.

“Hey Anne, your glass seems chronically half empty… maybe try meditating? Or even medicating? #chillpillneeded,” Hammer tweeted.

This isn’t the first time Hammer has had an axe to grind with Peterson. Back in November, Hammer briefly quit Twitter after Peterson wrote an extensive BuzzFeed analysis of Hammer’s career trajectory entitled “Ten Long Years of Trying to Make Armie Hammer Happen.

At the time, Hammer called the article “bitter AF” and disputed the idea that he takes projects for any other reason than he loves his job. He also shortly after told TheWrap’s Matt Donnelly why he chose to quit Twitter.

“I just have no impulse control,” Hammer said. “So if somebody says something stupid, I couldn’t help but say something back, and then it just exploded. This is a toxic environment, and my life is way better off. It’s so funny — People are so addicted and into Twitter, it seems crazy that someone could walk away from it! They’re like, wait, he DELETED IT? It was actually really easy.”

Peterson tweeted on Tuesday, arguing that analysis does not equal hating, adding in response to TheWrap, “I hope it’s clear that my tweets were a critique of the celebrity profile and its banality, which is a subject I have written about extensively.

“I also believe — and I hope you’ll include this in your piece — that trade publications reporting on exchanges like this, especially framing them as ‘slamming’ or ‘shutting down’ or using otherwise inflammatory/suggestive rhetoric, provides oxygen to fan outrage and harassment of entertainment journalists, especially female ones,” Peterson told TheWrap.