After the death of comics legend Stan Lee, pretty much anyone who'd ever taken a picture with Lee shared their photos in tribute on social media.
"Call Me By Your Name" actor Armie Hammer took issue with that, saying in a now-deleted tweet: "So touched by all of the celebrities posting pictures of themselves with Stan Lee… no better way to commemorate an absolute legend than putting up a picture of yourself… If Stan impacted your life (ie. All of our lives) with his work, post his work that touched you the most. Posting a selfie makes his death about you and how cool you felt taking a picture with him."
Among the people objecting to that take was "The Walking Dead" star Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who called Hammer an "asshat" (in an also now-deleted tweet).
A humbled Hammer got back on Twitter to apologize, saying, "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. I want to apologize from the bottom of my heart and will be working on my Twitter impulse control."
Responses to Hammer's apology ranged from "we stan personal growth" to sharing his initial viewpoint on "our current, superfluous selfie culture."
As another fan pointed out, people sharing their photos of themselves with Lee was "about remembering Stan's very close and loving relationship with his fans."
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