Actor James Woods, who most recently made news for his homophobic comments about a 10-year-old child, is now using his bigotry to criticize a film about a gay romance. But his derogatory comments quickly backfired after Amber Tamblyn recounted a disturbing encounter in which Woods tried to pick her up when she was just 16 years old.
Armie Hammer stars in Call Me by Your Name, a film about a 24-year-old man's relationship with a 17-year-old boy. Over the weekend, Woods retweeted conservative commentator Chad Felix Greene’s Twitter status which read, "24 year old man. 17 year old boy. Stop." For good measure Woods threw in a comment of his own: "As they quietly chip away at the last barriers of decency. #NAMBLA."
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) September 11, 2017
Armie Hammer quickly responded on Twitter.
Didn't you date a 19 year old when you were 60.......?
— Armie Hammer (@armiehammer) September 11, 2017
Although Woods was apparently too cowardly to respond, Business Insider previously reported on his romances with much younger women. According to the outlet, the actor began dating Ashley Madison when she was 19 and he was 59. After their split, a 66-year-old Woods began a relationship with 20-year-old Kristen Bauguess.
But Tamblyn's encounter with Woods is arguably the most disturbing. "James Woods tried to pick me and my friend up at a restaurant once," she recalled. "He wanted to take us to Vegas. 'I'm 16' I said. 'Even better' he said."
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
We'll venture a guess that Woods is repulsed by Call Me by Your Name because it features a gay romance, and he did a pretty terrible job of pretending the characters' ages are his idea of what "chip[s] away the last barriers of decency." That said, his alleged comments to Tamblyn are an excellent example of things that are indecent.
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