Actor Armie Hammer calls Twitter 'toxic environment' after deleting account
American actor Armand Douglas Hammere (Armie Hammer) is best known for his portrayal of the Winklevoss twins in the film The Social Network. Photograph: (Others)
American actor Armie Hammer shut his social profile on Twitter on Monday after a popular publishing website wrote a scathing review of his career. The write-up titled "10 Long Years of Trying to Make Armie Hammer Happen" made a lasting impression on the actor, who then deleted his account.
Breaking his silence on the issue, Armie on Tuesday at the TheWrap’s Screening Series at the Landmark Theatre in Los Angeles said, "“I just have no impulse control.” “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", he added to reason.
The said article accused Hollywood industry of giving Armie "many second chances" that might not have been given to women or actors of colour.
The actor replied to this in a since-deleted tweet, "Bitter AF."
Recently, Armie also got into a Twitter spat with James Woods when the latter commented on the age difference between Armie's character and that of his love interest in his new release "Call Me By Your Name".
Calling out to James' hypocrisy, he said, "Didn’t you date a 19-year-old when you were 60…….?” as James had dated 19-year-old Ashley Madison when he was 59 for more than six years starting in 2007. He later broke up with Madison and started dating 20-year-old Kristen Bauguess in 2013 when he was 66.
"Call Me By Your Name" has been receiving good reviews since its release last week.