Armie Hammer has his name in some headlines, though it’s unlikely this falls under the “any publicity is good publicity” category. The actor is at the center of a crazy Twitter story right now in which some of his private DMs (direct messages) are reportedly making their rounds and the messages are disturbing. Namely, in some of them, the actor apparently is claiming to be, among other things, a cannibal.
The tweets in question are apparently screen grabs from an account labeled “Armie Hammer” with the blue checkmark and everything. Of course, there’s no confirmation that they are real and screenshots can, of course, be easily doctored and faked. This could be much ado about nothing and we are still a long way off from knowing if Armie Hammer has gone full Hannibal Lecter. But if true, the messages are at best disturbing and at worst they are really, really painfully disturbing. They involve eating people, drinking blood, and a variety of other things that are tough to even type out. Check out one of the tweets:
What lends at least a little bit of credence to the idea that Armie Hammer could be engaged in some weird stuff in his DMs is his past Twitter record isn’t exactly helping him. Back in 2017, he was “caught” liking a bunch of rope bondage tweets that were of the BDSM variety and showed people being tied up Shibari-style. Because Twitter likes are available for anyone to see on the app, it appeared very much like Hammer was into this kind of thing. And the dude does have the body on his mind as well. Check out this Tweet:
Again, liking to get massaged and enjoying seeing people tied up is a far cry from wanting to sit down at your table with a glass of Chianti and some fava beans. Cannibalism, or even the idea of it, is a much, much darker turn than just liking a bunch of random stuff on Twitter. But these supposed DMs were shared from a number of different accounts of people who claim Hammer engaged them on the topic.
Armie Hammer’s star began to rise when he played both of the Winklevoss twins in the David Fincher Facebook biopic The Social Network. And he followed that up with a star turn in the remake of The Lone Ranger and a KGB role in The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
But from a big-budget standpoint, the actor’s career has slowed down a bit in recent years. He’s still taking a lot of roles, but they aren’t of the same scope as those earlier films. The star might not be on quite the same rise even if fans have wanted to see him enter bigger franchises like X-Men.
Next up for Armie Hammer is in Crisis alongside Gary Oldman and Evangeline Lily, a movie about the opioid epidemic. And then he’ll star in the Kenneth Branaugh film Death on the Nile. So the roles are still coming for the actor. What we’ll have to wait on is if he’s actually partaking in human flesh, because if so, I’d say the career would likely take a turn for the worst.