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Armie Hammer cannibal sex row: Why is Timothèe Chalamet caught in the controversy? Here are the bizarre allegations

Hammer and Chalamet were co-stars in the movie 'Call Me by Your Name' and fans are now saying Chalamet will be scared to shoot the sequel with Hammer
UPDATED JAN 14, 2021
Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet in 'Call Me by Your Name' (Sony Pictures Classics)
Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet in 'Call Me by Your Name' (Sony Pictures Classics)

'Social Network' actor Armie Hammer is set to leave the 'Shotgun Wedding' production, a film that he was supposed to star in alongside Jennifer Lopez. The reason being the recent scandal. A considerable number of social media users have shared screengrabs from their own chats which show messages received from an account that appears to have Hammer’s name in the handle. If the text messages are to be believed, Hammer wrote to women quite explicitly and also discussed cannibalism.

As of now, the screenshots have not been confirmed to be real. Hammer's estranged wife Elizabeth Chambers spoke about the scandal as well, apparently believing the DMs. One of her friends told the Daily Mail, “Armie had a whole other side to him that she wasn’t aware of. Whether it was always there and he kept it hidden, or something happened that changed him completely, she doesn't know.”

Actors Elizabeth Chambers and husband Armie Hammer (Getty Images)

Hammer's response to the scandal

According to a TMZ article, Hammer said, "I’m not responding to these b******* claims but in light of the vicious and spurious online attacks against me, I cannot in good conscience now leave my children for 4 months to shoot a film in the Dominican Republic." He also added, "Lionsgate is supporting me in this and I’m grateful to them for that." The article also revealed that a "source close to the production" has told them that Hammer's role will be recast.

The article also brought up what the messages in those screenshots contained, including "drinking of blood" and "eating" body parts. Others show Hammer allegedly asking women to call him "daddy". Rubbishing those screenshots, it is the first time the actor is speaking out in response to it.

Armie Hammer (Getty Images)

How is Timothee Chalamet part of the narrative? 

Hammer and Chalamet were co-stars in the movie 'Call Me by Your Name' (2017) where Hammer played the role of Oliver and Chalamet played Elio. In light of these cannibalistic DMs being circulated, fans took to Twitter to mock the duo. 'Call Me by Your Name 2' is in the works, and even though a release date is not yet confirmed, Twitter wasted no time in getting Chalamet trending into this mess.

Amira Casar, Michael Stuhlbarg, Armie Hammer, and Timothée Chalamet in 'Call Me by Your Name' (Sony Pictures Classics)

"I wonder how Timothée Chalamet feels about Armie Hammer being a cannibal, anyways Armie if you see this eat me thanks," wrote one user. Another slammed the trend, saying, "The least surprising thing about this Armie Hammer mess is that there are apparently people on Instagram pestering his victims for information about Timothée Chalamet."

A third wrote, "If those Armie Hammer DMs are all fake then I sincerely hope he sues the f**k outta whoever did it. However, if they turn out to be real, all I can say is poor Timothée Chalamet." One said, "Timothèe Chalamet seeing the new Armie Hammer DMs, knowing that he’ll be on the other end when they film sex scenes for the Call Me By Your Name sequel." And another wondered what would happen if they make a sequel soon, "Timothée Chalamet reading the Armie Hammer DMs knowing damn well they’re making CMBYN 2 later on."






The bizarre controversial trend seems to have sparked much fury and it doesn't seem right to have Timothee dragged into it. According to reports, there seems to be no hint at who (or how many women) are behind the allegations.

When the text messages were sent, Hammer was still married to his wife Chambers and the two are parents to two children — daughter Harper, 6, and son Ford, 3.