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James Woods Compares Gay Film 'Call Me By Your Name' to NAMBLA, Armie Hammer Claps Back

Tuesday Sep 12, 2017

And the award to Tweet of the Week goes to Armie Hammer.

For some reason, actor James Woods decided to retweet a criticism against the gay coming-of-age drama "Call Me By Your Name" - a sensation among critics that's poised to earn a slew of Oscar nominations. The film, based on the novel by André Aciman, is about a love affair between a 17-year-old boy and a 24-year-old man, set in 80s Italy.

The tweet from Chad Felix Green, a conservative writer, took issue with the age of the film's protagonists: Ello (played by rising star Timothée Chalamet) is 17 and Oliver (Hammer) is 24.


When Woods retweeted Green's message, the "Videodrome" star added his own take: "As they quietly chip away the last barriers of decency. #NAMBLA."


NAMBLA, the North American Man/Boy Love Association, is a pedophile advocacy group.

While Woods probably thought his tweet was pretty clever, he also learned a valuable lesson: Don't mess with Hammer's critically acclaimed projects. The actor was quick to respond with an amazing clap back:


Hammer is referring to Woods' 2013 creepy, though legal, relationship with Kristen Bauguess. Woods was 66 at the time and Baugess was just 20.

Hammers' take-down earned more than 51,000 likes and nearly 12,000 retweets as well as over 1,500 responses. Among those replies was one from actress Amber Tamblyn, who recalled a specific Woods moment:

"James Woods tried to pick me and my friend up at a restaurant once," Tamblyn tweeted. "He wanted to take us to Vegas. 'I'm 16' I said. 'Even better' he said."


This isn't the first time Woods has fallen into Twitter controversy over LGBT-related stories. The actor came under fire earlier this year when he mocked a "gender-creative boy." Before that, he also got heat for comparing out CNN reporter Anderson Cooper to a "butt plug."

Watch the "Call Me By Your Name" trailer below.


[H/T Vulture]

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