Armie Hammer has dramatically quit Twitter after slamming BuzzFeed for an article it published about him.
The actor, whose film Call Me By My Name won best picture at the Gotham Awards in New York Monday night, was furious about the essay titled Ten Long Years of Trying to Make Armie Hammer Happen.
The 31-year-old, named after his great-grandfather oil tycoon Armand Hammer, deleted his Twitter account after posting one last tweet aimed at the BuzzFeed writer.
Furious: Armie Hammer has dramatically quit Twitter after slamming BuzzFeed for an article titled Ten Long Years of Trying to Make Armie Hammer Happen
‘Your persepctive is bitter AF’: The actor, 31, tweeted on last time before deleting his account, addressing a message to the author of the article
‘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…?’ he wrote to senior BuzzFeed culture writer Anne Helen Petersen.
The article recounted Hammer’s career and the film roles he got, the ones that he was promised but didn’t materialize, and the fact he continued to be offered roles despite appearing in a string of flops over the years.
The premise was that he kept getting ‘second chances’ because of his privileged background and the color of his skin.
Tycoon heir: The premise of the article was that Hammer, pictured Monday night in NYC, kept getting ‘second chances’ despite starring in flops because of his privileged background and the color of his skin
Fans of his have now taken to Twitter in droves to call out BuzzFeed and express support for the actor.
One user described the article as ‘straight up nasty’ and tweeted: ‘Just attacking an actor and his career for absolutely no reason… And now he’s left Twitter because of it. Not coll at all.’
Another fan wrote on Twitter: ‘Going after Armie Hammer for being a good due that manages to keep getting work despite a bomb or two is the definition of picking the wrong fight.’
Fans of the star defended him on Twitter
Some Twitter users called out BuzzFeed for its ‘nasty’ article
There was more sympathy for Hammer than for BuzzFeed
Meanwhile, Hammer is on the cover of the new issue of The Hollywood Reporter talking about the abuse perpetrated by people in positions of power in Hollywood.
‘It’s been permissible for too long for people in positions of power to abuse, and for the powerless to be expected to just take it,’ he told the trade publication.
‘The system seems to be shaken, and thank God,’ he added.
Success: Hammer is married to Elizabeth Chambers with whom he shares two children. On Monday night, the couple attended the Gotham Awards where the actor’s latest film Call Me By My Name won best picture