Armie Hammer on Friday called out one of the most powerful men in entertainment over his politics.
The actor tweeted that Marvel Entertainment Chairman Isaac Perlmutter donates to President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump dismisses backlash to SoulCycle: ‘I think it just makes Steve much hotter’ Trump on China trade talks: ‘We are not ready to make a deal’ Trump: Biden ‘not playing with a full deck’ MORE. The tweet comes amid calls to boycott fitness chains SoulCycle and Equinox because the company’s chairman, Stephen Ross, is hosting a fundraiser for Trump on Friday.
“Hey, while everyone seems to be on this Equinox thing, it might be a good time to mention that one of Trump’s largest financial contributors is the chairman of Marvel Entertainment (Isaac Perlmutter)….. jussayin,” Hammer tweeted.
Hey, while everyone seems to be on this Equinox thing, it might be a good time to mention that one of Trump’s largest financial contributors is the chairman of Marvel Entertainment (Isaac Perlmutter)….. jussayin.
— Armie Hammer (@armiehammer) August 9, 2019
Perlmutter and his wife have donated almost $600,000 to Trump’s presidential campaign in 2019, according to Federal Election Commission records. The Perlmutters also regularly donate to conservative causes.
Several celebrities, such as Chrissy Teigen and Billy Eichner, have also led calls to boycott SoulCycle and Equinox. SoulCycle has distanced itself from Ross’s politics, saying in a statement that “no company profits are used to fund politicians.”
Hammer, who has not appeared in a Marvel movie, also often posts commentary about policy issues like gun reform on his Twitter feed. He voiced the character The Lone Ranger in the video game “Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes” in 2014, prior to Perlmutter’s tenure.
Marvel Entertainment is separate from Marvel Studios, which produces movies like “Avengers: Endgame,” the highest grossing movie ever. It handles licensing deals including toys and games.