Armie Hammer is apologizing for a series of comments he made in the wake of Marvel co-creator Stan Lee’s death on Monday.
As celebrities and fans alike paid their respects to Lee online, Hammer criticized those who chose to post selfies or photos with Lee, saying in a since deleted tweet that it was a way of making Lee’s death about themselves. Hammer’s comment was called out by many online, including actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan.
“While attempting to provide some unnecessary social commentary about the current selfie culture, I (in true asshat form – thank you Jeffrey Dean Morgan) inadvertently offended many who were genuinely grieving the loss of a true icon,” Hammer said in a statement on Twitter Thursday. “I want to apologize from the bottom of my heart and will be working on my Twitter impulse control.”