Armie Hammer just put a rando critic firmly in his place.
A crotchety Twitter denizen recently chastised the actor for appearing in age-gap romance Call Me By Your Name, which stars Hammer as a 24-year-old academic who enters a relationship with a 17-year-old named Elio.
The troll tweeted to Hammer:
“Wow, did you act in a film about pedophilia? Are you a pedophile? Do you promote such depravity? I was once a fan. Blech!!”
But Lee Ebbs probably didn’t anticipate that the star would write him back — but write him back he did.
You do know that you live in a state where the age of consent is 16, right….? Ok. Now shut up.
— Armie Hammer (@armiehammer) October 7, 2017
“You do know that you live in a state where the age of consent is 16, right…?” Hammer writes. “Ok. Now shut up.”
This isn’t the first time Hammer has been criticized for appearing in the film.
Creaky Hollywood casualty James Wood claimed the film’s subject matter is “quietly chip[ping] away the last barriers of decency.”
Hammer responded to Woods, as well.
“Didn’t you date a 19-year-old when you were 60……?”