People are dragging Armie Hammer for criticising celebrities posting pictures with Stan Lee

Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesChris Evans and Stan Lee.
  • On Monday, Stan Lee died, and celebrity tributes to the Marvel legend began pouring in.
  • Armie Hammer criticised celebrities for posting pictures of themselves with Lee after his death.
  • He said, “Posting a selfie makes his death about you and how cool you felt taking a picture with him.”
  • People are dragging Hammer, saying they’re just commemorating their time with Lee.

A day after Stan Lee’s death, Armie Hammer lashed out at celebrities who commemorated the Marvel legend by posting pictures of themselves spending time with him.

Hammer said on Twitter that celebrities posting photos of themselves with Lee were making the situation about themselves, rather than about Lee.

“Posting a selfie makes his death about you and how cool you felt taking a picture with him,” he wrote.^tfw

People pointed out that celebrities who posted photos with Lee were simply commemorating their time with him. Lee was a giant in the entertainment world, having cocreated the foundational properties for franchises like Spider-Man, Iron Man, and Captain America.

A flood of celebrities posted about mourning Lee’s death. Mark Hamill, Hugh Jackman, Robert Downey Jr., Tom Holland, Kevin Smith, Josh Gad, Sebastian Stan, Aaron Taylor Johnson, Zoe Salanda, Anthony Mackie, Jeremy Renner, Clark Gregg, Finn Jones, Connie Chung, Karen Gillan, Chris Pratt, and Ming-Na Wen all posted photos of themselves with him.

Hammer pointed out that he, too, worked with Lee, but didn’t post a photo with him. He voiced the character Strong Arm, a superhero with super strength, on the 2014 animated movie “Stan Lee’s Mighty 7: Beginnings.”

He also praised a tweet from Mark Ruffalo, who plays the Hulk in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, because his photo didn’t have a picture of himself in it.

Hammer is no stranger to online controversy.

In November 2017, he criticised Oscar voters for awarding Casey Affleck with a best-actor award, citing the (now- settled) sexual harassment allegations against him and comparing Affleck’s experience with that of Nate Parker, who is black.

Parker directed “The Birth of a Nation,” which starred Hammer and was primed to be an Oscar contender in its own right until stories of Parker’s prior sexual assault charges came to light.Parker was charged with rape when he was 19 and was acquitted by a jury in 2001.

Hammer later apologised to Affleck and his family for his comments.

Also around that time, Hammer temporarily deleted his Twitter account after he criticised a BuzzFeed News writer for writing a critical assessment of his professional and personal life. Hammer told the reporter that she should try “medicating.”

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