Armie Hammer was slammed on social media Monday for suggesting celebs were making Stan Lee’s death all about them by sharing pictures with him.
It was confirmed earlier in the day that Lee had passed away aged 95; it wasn’t long before tributes all over the world poured in.
Many stars who had worked with the Marvel founder shared snaps alongside their tribute message. However, Hammer insisted this was an incredibly selfish thing to do.
“So touched by all of the celebrities posting pictures of themselves with Stan Lee,” Hammer sarcastically wrote in a now-deleted tweet. “No better way to commemorate an absolute legend than putting up a picture of yourself.”
“Walking Dead” star Jeffrey Dean Morgan was one of the people who hit out at Hammer for the tweet, accusing him of attention-seeking.
“Looks like you found a way to use others ways of mourning and their memories to draw some attention to yourself,” Morgan tweeted. “You sound like a real a**hat.” Morgan later deleted the tweet.
The “Call Me By Your Name” star then replied to numerous social media users who called him out over the comments:
He was a fan of Mark Ruffalo’s post though:
See more online reaction below:
Hammer’s tweeting even warranted a response from “Walking Dead” star Jeffery Dean Morgan, who sniped in a since-deleted tweet that Hammer sounds “like a real asshat.”
On Thursday, Hammer returned to social media — this time to apologize, and even thank Morgan for his “asshat” comment: