Is Armie Hammer in the midst of having a meltdown?
In a shocking video obtained by OK! and recorded around September 2020, the 34-year-old star of Call Me By Your Name can be seen licking what looks to be a mystery white substance while in the passenger seat of a friend’s car.
In the cell phone video, Hammer is wearing sunglasses with a green bandana and gray T-shirt. He can be heard boasting, before ingesting the substance: “S**t's getting weird!”
Judging by the short hair seen on tape, their outing was around the same time the Hollywood star posted an Instagram shot of himself with his friend Adam Shankman in the beginning of September last year wearing an almost identical outfit. “Thank you @adamshankman for the covid safe work out … next time try to sweat more to make me feel better,” Hammer captioned a photo of himself wearing a green bandana, gray T-shirt and black shorts while air high-fiving the film director.
The actor’s name was trending on Twitter on Monday, January 11, after alleged private messages from Hammer were leaked on social media.
In the concerning messages, which are said to be from Hammer’s Instagram account and date back to 2016, one note reads: “I am 100 percent a cannibal. I want to eat you. F**k. That’s scary to admit. I’ve never admitted that before. I’ve cut the heart out of a living animal before and eaten it still warm.”
Another reads, “I’d chase you down and pounce on you so fast if you tried to walk away. You’ll need something strong to hold me back from you.”
Following the leak, writer Jessica Ciencin Henriquez — who was spotted with Hammer in September 2020 — took to Twitter to weigh in on the controversy.
“If you are still questioning whether or not those Armie Hammer DMs are real (and they are) maybe you should start questioning why we live in a culture willing to give abusers the benefit of the doubt instead of victims. 🤔 TW// sexual violence,” she wrote, adding screen grabs of his alleged messages.
If you are still questioning whether or not those Armie Hammer DMs are real (and they are) maybe you should start questioning why we live in a culture willing to give abusers the benefit of the doubt instead of victims. 🤔— Jessica Ciencin Henriquez (@TheWriterJess) January 11, 2021
TW// sexual violence pic.twitter.com/H2MiFRIFM1
She added: “Because some of you made it to adulthood without knowing what this is. Abuse: cruel and violent treatment of a person or animal.”
Needless to say, fans were shocked by the exposed messages. One person wrote, “This is terrifying. There are kinks and then there is this. He talks like a serial killer. And his obsession with cannibalism *shudder*,” while another added, “Just read them, wow he’s depraved and sick. Glad it’s being outed.”
“Well, if you’re married to a feminist as I am, then it’s ... I don’t know how much we can put here without my parents being embarrassed, but I used to like to be a dominant lover,” he told Playboy magazine in 2013.
“I liked the grabbing of the neck and the hair and all that. But then you get married and your sexual appetites change,” he said. “And I mean that for the better — it’s not like I’m suffering in any way. But you can’t really pull your wife’s hair. It gets to a point where you say, ‘I respect you too much to do these things that I kind of want to do.’”
Hammer — who frequently switched up his look in quarantine — admitted that lockdown had been really rough for him.
“I think like everyone else on the planet, I felt like the rug was ripped from under my feet,” he said. “And I felt like I could feel it happening in slow-motion, like the rug was just being ripped from my feet and I was falling face-first and I was gonna smash my face on the ground. I felt like I was in a state of like, free fall almost, like it was just, it was really difficult.”
The dad-of-two also turned to therapy to get him get through the dark period in his life.
“I had a very intense wake up call one day and I realized that I needed more help than I realized,” he recalled. “So I called a friend of mine, Brendan, who works in mental health and I was like, ‘Dude, it’s not good. It’s not good for me,’ and he goes, ‘I know, it’s not good for anyone,’ and I go, ‘Yeah, but really not good for me, like I’m having a really hard time. I don’t know what the answer to this is.’”
At the time of publication, OK! was seeking comment from a rep for Hammer.