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Sun Aug 11, 2019, 09:58 PM

I'm a huge fan of the MCU, and I hope this isn't true :(

Armie Hammer Calls Out Marvel Entertainment Chairman for Trump Financial Support

Fitness companies Equinox and SoulCycle are currently being boycotted after it was revealed billionaire owner Stephen Ross is hosting a Hamptons fundraiser for Donald Trump, but he’s hardly the only major executive giving financial support to the president. Armie Hammer took to social media August 9 to call out Isaac Perlmutter, the former CEO and current chairman of Marvel Entertainment.

“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),” Hammer wrote. “Just saying.”

Perlmutter became a member of Marvel Comics’ board of directors in April 1993. The executive was serving as vice chairman of Marvel by November 2001, followed by chief executive officer of Marvel Comics in January 2005. Perlmutter remained the CEO of Marvel Entertainment following the company’s acquisition by Disney and to this day serves as chairman.

Perlmutter has long shown Trump financial support, donating $1 million to Trump’s wounded veterans initiative in 2016 when Trump was still running for president. Perlmutter’s wife, Laura, was a member of Trump’s Inauguration committee. The Washington Post has referred to Perlmutter as Trump’s “Mar-a-Lago pal and Department of Veterans Affairs adviser.”

Given the boycott against Equinox and SoulCycle over Stephen Ross’ financial support of Trump, Hammer’s social media post suggests people should be equally unhappy with Perlmutter’s support. Hammer did not directly call for a boycott of Marvel Entertainment but does bring attention to the public’s quick condemnation of Equinox while still supporting Marvel.

https://www.indiewire.com/2019/08/armie-hammer-calls-out-marvel-entertainment-chairman-trump-support-1202164583/

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Sun Aug 11, 2019, 10:02 PM

1. former CEO

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Sun Aug 11, 2019, 10:04 PM

2. Marvel Comics the company does not equal Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Most (like 99%) of the MCU actors are hard liberal including Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo and Don Cheadle. I don't know where this is coming from. And I'm sure Stan Lee would not approve of this.

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Response to Initech (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 11, 2019, 10:07 PM

3. So we need to boycott all the marvel movies?

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Response to Joe941 (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 11, 2019, 10:10 PM

4. No. This guy was the former CEO. nt

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Response to Initech (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 11, 2019, 10:12 PM

5. I heard Robert Downey, Jr. took a hard turn to the right after prison.

I hope I'm wrong...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #5)

Sun Aug 11, 2019, 10:13 PM

6. nooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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Response to Aristus (Reply #5)

Sun Aug 11, 2019, 10:19 PM

8. Maybe he's more conservative but I doubt he took a hard turn to the right...

In 2016, he appeared in an anti-Trump video:



He may be conservative but he's not a fascist. So, I guess that's a start.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #8)

Sun Aug 11, 2019, 10:20 PM

9. For now, just being anti-Trump is enough.

That's good to know.

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Sun Aug 11, 2019, 10:18 PM

7. I know this is difficult now, but in the long run you will feel better without...

...them!

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Sun Aug 11, 2019, 10:27 PM

10. Perlmutter was strictly with the Marvel TV shows, not the movies.

And he's so on the outs with Marvel/Disney in general I doubt he even has Robert Iger's (Disney chair) phone number at this point.

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Response to Gidney N Cloyd (Reply #10)

Sun Aug 11, 2019, 10:38 PM

11. And it's worth adding that Armie Hammer seems to be kind of a dope in general.

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Sun Aug 11, 2019, 10:40 PM

12. Perlmutter doesn't have anything to do with the movies, and hasn't for a few years now.

Marvel Studios is its own thing under Disney when Feige got it split off. Most of the TV stuff is Perlmutter, though.

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Response to temporary311 (Reply #12)

Sun Aug 11, 2019, 10:49 PM

13. thanks guys

i feel better now.

i mean, how can i go on without Groot?

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