Armie Hammer Calls Out Oscars for Giving Sexual Predator Casey Affleck an Award
When Casey Affleck was nominated for an Oscar this year, several actresses were in an uproar given that he’s been accused of multiple sexual harassment allegations.
Now, Armie Hammer (Call My By Your Name) calls him out in The Hollywood Reporter, referring to a disparity in how the Academy treated Nate Parker (whose Oscar campaign for 2016’s Birth of a Nation went south after a past rape case surfaced).
“Nate had the stuff in his past, which is heinous and tough to get beyond. I get that,” Armie said.. “But that was when he was 18 and now he’s in director jail. At the same time, the guy who went and won an Academy Award has three cases of sexual assault against him.
“[Parker] had one incident — which was heinous and atrocious — but his entire life is affected in the worst possible way,” he adds. “And the other guy won the highest award you can get as an actor. It just doesn’t make sense, you know? Look, I’m not saying Nate should not have been in trouble. I’m saying that they got in different levels of trouble. And that’s the disparity. It’s like there are two standards for how to deal with someone who has this kind of issue in their past, you know?”