Armie Hammer is standing by his tweets that criticized celebrities’ selfie tributes to the late Stan Lee.
Back in November, the “Call Me By Your Name” actor, 32, received backlash when he slammed stars on social media in a now-deleted tweet, “So touched by all of the celebrities posting pictures of themselves with Stan Lee… no better way to commemorate an absolute legend than putting up a picture of yourself.”
But while chatting with British GQ, Hammer, who is also on March’s cover, is not apologizing: “Let me be clear. I do not feel badly for the people that I offended who met Stan Lee once and were capitalizing and masking self-promotion as false grief.”
He then went on to explain why he doesn’t understand this trend in millennials, “I don’t get it. It doesn’t resonate with me.”
Adding, “I don’t know why millennials will go and take a picture of themselves on the dance floor and then post it on social media and be like, ‘Congratulations to Sarah and Jeff, so happy for you guys!’ Just what the hell is that? That just doesn’t make any sense to me.”
Days after the controversial tweet, Hammer issued an apology, “While attempting to provide some unnecessary social commentary about the current selfie culture, I inadvertently offended many who were genuinely grieving the loss of a true icon.”
He continued, “I want to apologize from the bottom of my heart and will be working on my Twitter impulse control.”
Hammer also spoke about white privilege in the interview.
He shared: “There are white people who exercise their white privilege with or without knowing it and I would be foolish to sit here and say, ‘Well, that has nothing to do with my career.’
“I can’t sit here and say that. But also, people must be aware of the work ethic it takes. I get it. Guys like me have got a lot from being guys like me. Even if white privilege does have anything to do with it, there is a lot of work I put into this.”
Read more from Hammer in British GQ here.