Armie Hammer’s Gone From Twitter Over A BuzzFeed Piece
After a highly critical piece on BuzzFeed, Hammer deleted his Twitter account. I really hate linking to the story now, but I thought it was interesting because authors have been dealing with this kind of criticism on the Internet for years. And I thought it was interesting that the Internet is now throwing this kind of shade at Hollywood.
Is Twitter now such a rough-and-tumble place that even a man as manly as Armie Hammer can’t survive there? On Monday, after calling a BuzzFeed piece about him “bitter AF,” Hammer peaced out of the social network. He’s hardly the first person to have fled the platform—the Twitter hiatus has been a certifiable Thing this year, the online equivalent of a juice cleanse—but his reasons for fleeing seem a little less admirable than the usual ones. You hear about the abuse from trolls, the toxic news cycle, interference with work, which are all reasonable excuses to step back from Twitter either temporarily or for good. Stacked up against those, “BuzzFeed wrote an article I didn’t like” is some pretty weak sauce.
More On Republican Joe Barton
Unfortunately, the sex scandals seem to be continuing everywhere.
Now, the Washington Post has gotten its hands on a transcript of a recorded phone conversation between Barton and the woman he sent the explicit material to after their affair had ended.
Angela Lansbury’s Gay Husband
I had no idea Angela Lansbury had a gay husband. She recently commented about it in an interview. When she married him, she was only 19 and barely legal, and he was 35 years old.
Here’s the rest. There’s a link that will lead you to the entire interview.