Armie Hammer's brutal response to James Woods' criticism of a fictional gay relationship

Joe Vesey-Byrne
Tuesday 12 September 2017 09:15
Celebrities
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On Sunday, the actor James Woods tweeted about two gay characters in a fictional book claiming that their relationship was chipping away 'the last barriers of decency'.

Woods was responding to a post by another user about the novel, and upcoming film Call Me By Your Name.

The book by André Aciman, centres on a relationship between a 17-year-old boy and a 24-year-old man in the 1980s, and the two decades that follow.

A film adaptation due to be released in November in the US stars actor Armie Hammer, who also provided his voice for the audio book.

Despite the story being fictional, Woods added in the hashtag Nambla to his criticism.

Nambla is an organisation that advocates same-sex relationships between male minors and adults, also known as paedophilic relationships.

The once prominent organisation has dwindling members, and is one of the few so called 'pro-contact' paedophilic groups (as opposed to groups which recognise paedophilia but are dedicated to preventing adult males from acting up on their sexual urges).

Hammer, who stars as Oliver in the upcoming release, didn't take too kindly to James Woods' insinuation.

Responding to Woods' jibe, likening a fictional relationship to the kind advocated by Nambla, Hammer tweeted:

In 2007 (the same year Aciman's book was published) Woods dated 19-year-old actress Ashley Madison when he was 59-years-old.

According to People magazine their relationship lasted for six years, ending in 2013.

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