Over the last week Armie Hammer has found himself in the middle of some social media controversy. He has been accused of writing graphic, sexually explicit DMs to women that include fantasies about cannibalism. Hammer recently confirmed he was leaving upcoming romantic comedy Shotgun Wedding .
“I’m not responding to these bullshit claims, but in light of the vicious and spurious online attacks against me, I cannot in good conscience now leave my children for four months to shoot a film in the Dominican Republic,” Hammer said. “Lionsgate is supporting me in this, and I’m grateful to them for that.”Armie Hammer speaking to Variety.
A representative for the production of Shotgun Wedding told Variety that “Armie has requested to step away from the film, and we support him in his decision.” Shotgun Wedding, which sold to Amazon in December, is a romantic comedy costarring Jennifer Lopez. This movie will be seen by approximately 6 people so I don’t think Armie is missing out on too much. Production begins early this year.
So what are these DMs? How bad could they be? The messages allegedly show Hammer describing explicit sexual fantasies one of them being cannibalism. “I am 100% a cannibal” he allegedly wrote in one message. “I need to drink your blood” he wrote in another. This is all alleged, it is very easy to fake a DM or photoshop an image but even if the messages are legitimate, I think it’s easy to understand that Armie Hammer is not an actual cannibal. He might me into some freaky stuff and sending weird messages but you have to be a certain kind of stupid to think that Armie Hammer would actually eat another human being. Maybe he thinks about it a lot but as far as I know there is not a secret underground cannibal ring in Hollywood.
Screenshots of the DMs were originally published by an Instagram account called House of Effie. The account has continued sharing screenshots featuring more messages from Hammer who allegedly fantasized about cutting a woman into pieces and then eating her. Armie, if you’re reading this I have some advice for you, don’t DM someone and tell them you want to eat them. I think that is something suitable for a face-to-face conversation.
And just when you thought it couldn’t get any weirder, here comes the secret Instagram account.
Armie Hammer documented his double life on his alleged secret Instagram account, where he shared video of scantily-clad women and blasted his soon-to-be ex-wife.
Hammer used the secret account to post video of women in lingerie posing on all fours, images of drug tests and a meme about bondage.
“Well… my ex (for a very good reason) wife is refusing to come back to america with my children, So I have to go back to Cayman… which sucks. Except there are a few silver linings. Like f–king Ms. Cayman again while I’m down there.”
What a beautiful caption Armie. This all comes from the account el_destructo_86 which appears to have been deleted. The el_destructo_86 account also shows a court order requiring the “Call Me by Your Name” star to take a drug test before seeing Chambers and their two children. The caption under the test reads “All negative, bitches. My body is a finely tuned toxicant processing unit. To be fair I had THC and benzos in my piss. But who doesn’t.”
I’m not going to demonize Armie Hammer for anything he has allegedly done or said. It’s clear he has some issues to work through and some things going on his personal life. If you think he is the first Hollywood star to abuse drugs then you aren’t looking very hard. He just happened to have a not so secret Instagram account detailing some of his escapades. The cannibal stuff is very weird but it appears to be nothing more than a sexual fantasy. When you have millions of dollars and are incredibly successful you tend to be into some really weird shit.
Hammer is best known for his roles in films like The Social Network and Call Me by Your Name. You might also know him from The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and Disney’s The Lone Ranger.