Actor and ardent Donald Trump-supporter James Woods has a history of tweeting anti-LGBT sentiments, so it’s not shocking that he had something to say about the new queer-themed movie Call Me by Your Name, which stars Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet. But this time, celebrities, including Hammer, fired back at Woods’s predatory sensibilities and his hypocrisy.
The film, from acclaimed Italian director Luca Guadagnino (A Bigger Splash, I Am Love), features a romance that develops over a summer in northern Italy between Hammer’s 24-year-old research assistant and his employer’s 17-year-old son. And apparently, the story repulsed Woods, who retweeted a link to a review of the film and asserted in a tweet that smacks of homophobia that the film was ruining the fabric of American society.
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) September 11, 2017
Both Hammer and actress Amber Tamblyn (Joan of Arcadia, House, Two and a Half Men) called Woods out for his hypocrisy.
Didn't you date a 19 year old when you were 60.......?
— Armie Hammer (@armiehammer) September 11, 2017
The actor was referring to Woods having dated Ashley Madison when she was 19, before moving on to Kristen Bauguess, who was 20 when he began dating her at the age of 66. And that's when Tamblyn weighed in.
James Woods tried to pick me and my friend up at a restaurant once. He wanted to take us to Vegas. "I'm 16" I said. "Even better" he said.
— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) September 11, 2017
The tweetstorm continued with Woods calling Tamblyn a liar and then joking about the possibility that he may have invited a 16-year-old to Vegas, according to The Hollywood Reporter. When one Twitter user wrote, "I met you once when you were in Shreveport, La. You stopped by my window in a hospital and asked for directions. Made.My.Day," his skeevy response was, "I'm so glad. Did I offer to take you to Vegas?"
Woods's homophobia and transphobia are well documented through his own tweets. In July, shortly after Trump annonced a ban on transgender people serving in the military, Woods responded to a picture of happy, loving parents with their gender-nonconforming child by writing, "Wait until this poor kid grows up, realizes what you've done, and stuffs both of you dismembered into a freezer in the garage." And just this weekend he tweeted a link to a Fox News article about single-payer health care and added that it would pay for "sex-change operations" while denying cancer treatment.
The actor also went after Anderson Cooper after the journalist rolled his eyes at Kellyanne Conway's spin. Woods tweeted a GIF of the eye roll and wrote, "As his butt plug dislodges during a newscast..."