'I just have no impulse control': Armie Hammer calls Twitter 'a toxic environment' after quitting platform over 'bitter AF' BuzzFeed article
Armie Hammer has been talking about his decision to abruptly quit Twitter as he continues to promote his film Call Me By Your Name.
He deleted his account on the social media platform this week after a scathing article published by BuzzFeed, posting one final tweet to the author slamming her for the 'bitter AF' piece.
'I just have no impulse control,' the actor, 31, said at a screening of the movie hosted by The Wrap on Tuesday. 'So if somebody says something stupid, I couldn’t help but say something back and then it just exploded.'
No regrets: Armie Hammer blamed a lack of impulse control on his decision to delete his Twitter account this week but said he life 'is way better off' as a result of quitting the platform
Hammer went on to say he's glad he made the move to remove himself from the Twitter-verse.?
'This is a toxic environment and my life is way better off,' he said.?
'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.
The BuzzFeed essay by the site's senior culture writer titled Ten Long Years of Trying to Make Armie Hammer Happen posited that the great-grandson of?oil tycoon Armand Hammer owed his career to being a privileged white man.???
In response, Hammer addressed a tweet to author Anne Helen Peterseon: ?'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 then deleted his account.
Hammer, 31, quit Twitter after slamming BuzzFeed for an article it published about him claiming his career is owed to being a privileged white man. He told The Wrap Tuesday:?'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'
'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?
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.
While the fact that he was able to inhabit the role of 'rich a**hole' was because he had had a lot of practice in his real life.?
And despite his string of blockbuster failures: 'Hollywood would never give up on a guy that handsome, that tall, that white, with a jaw that square.'?
Wealthy family: The premise of the article was that Hammer, who is the great-grandson of oil tycoon Amrna dHammer, ?kept getting 'second chances' despite starring in flops because of his privileged background and the color of his skin. He's?pictured Monday night in NYC with wife Elizabeth Chambers,
Hammer, whose film Call Me by Your Name (pictured) won best picture at the Gotham Awards in New York this week, hit out at the essay titled Ten Long Years of Trying to Make Armie Hammer Happen
Following the feud, fans flocked 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. 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 cool at all.'
Some Twitter users called out BuzzFeed for its 'nasty' article.?'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.'
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
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.?
Armand Hammer: The great-grandfather and wealthy oil tycoon?
Armand Hammer: The great-grandfather and wealthy oil tycoon whose fortune Armie Hammer benefited from as a child
Armand began his career forging close ties with the Soviet Union, meeting with Lenin to deliver pharmaceuticals ?and wheat in return for furs and caviar.
His business, growing swiftly, saw him mingling with high-society in Eastern Europe and Britain, as well as at home in New York.
Diversifying his portfolio, he entered into the oil production efforts, which were were later parlayed into control of Occidental Petroleum.?
Making multiple millions of dollars in his efforts, he controversially traveled between the US and the Soviet Union forging close ties with Soviet officials during the Cold War. He was labeled a traitor and spy for his efforts, though others, including Mikhail Gorbachev said he was a reason behind the thawing of Cold War tensions.
Hammer indulged in business, art, cultural, and humanitarian endeavors before his death in 1990, aged 92.?
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