Armie Hammer Under Fire for Criticizing Stan Lee Tributes

The death of Stan Lee has inspired all sorts of celebrity figures (including all those stars within the Marvel brand) to post tributes to the late, great, Marvel creator on social media.

For the most part those celebrity tributes have touched fans and helped console them in their time of mourning. However, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and Social Network star Armie Hammer has found himself in a whirlwind of backlash, following this ill-conceived attempt to join the conversation surrounding Stan Lee's death:

After that, Twitter exploded with thousands of reactions to Hammer's hot take on the reactions to Stan Lee's death - and very few of them were in support of the actor. As many fans pointed out, Hammer was ironically doing the very thing he was criticizing: by dropping one of the only only contrarian and cynical takes on Lee's death, from such a high-profile platform, Hammer actually made the matter very much about himself and not Lee - no photograph required.

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Some may argue that Hammer does have a point, though: celebrities posting pictures of themselves with Stan Lee may contain an element of narcissism. Yet, as you can see below, fans quickly refuted that notion by posting their own photos of themselves with Lee, in testament to how prolific and generous the Marvel creator was about meeting fans from all walks of life, all throughout his life, even into his '90s.

All in all, the loss of Stan Lee is the type of grief that many of us are still processing, let alone working through. It has to do with just how powerful Lee's Marvel creations really are, and what an iconic symbol of the culture he really was. Truly irreplaceable.

R.I.P. Stan Lee: December 28, 1922 - November 12, 2018.

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