Actor Armie Hammer has apologised after enraging fans with a tweet sent in the wake of Stan Lee’s death.
When the news came that Lee had passed away at age 95, fans and celebrities started posting tributes, both in picture and writing. Hammer criticised people paying tribute to the Marvel legend by posting selfies with him.
In a now deleted tweet, he said:
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.
It’s fair to say people were not happy, with many accusing Hammer of making Lee’s death all about him.
@armiehammer Maybe they’re just remembering how it felt to meet him with those photos. That’s how I would feel. I never got the chance.