Ben Affleck has come under fire once again for his response to the many sexual misconduct scandals plaguing Hollywood in recent months, this time for a comment he made during an interview with his “Justice League” co-stars.
To a question about who they’d like to see added to their Justice League hero supergroup, Affleck, Henry Cavill and Ray Fisher all suggested more female superheroes. Affleck was all for Black Canary. “We could use more women,” he said. Cavill agreed, saying he’d like to see Super Girl, and Fisher suggested Zatanna.
The interviewer then asked what it’d be like to add Super Girl to the League. Fisher said that “it would create a different dynamic.” Affleck asked the interviewer: “You following the news at all?”
That’s what triggered fans online, who are saying Affleck is making light out of sexual misconduct — assuming that’s what he’s referencing as “the news.” Though the video was put out last week, one fan made a snippet of that portion of the conversation to call out what she saw as Affleck’s poor taste, garnering reactions this week.
“It got awkward and i think it’s about all the allegations he’s been getting and that harvey dude he loves so much,” one Twitter user said in response.
“Why has jason momoa been called out so much for a sexual assault joke from years ago that he apologized for back then than ben affleck has for making one like a few days ago,” another user said, referencing a “Game of Thrones” rape joke Momoa made in 2011 at Comic Con. He recently apologized, calling it “a truly tasteless comment.”
Affleck came under scrutiny after he said the initial accusations of sexual misconduct by indie mogul Harvey Weinstein “made me sick.”
The actor, who won his first Oscar for co-writing “Good Will Hunting” for Weinstein’s Miramax Films, apologized to actress Hilarie Burton for groping her breasts on MTV’s live “TRL” in 2003.
Although the video was being criticized online, Losique told TheWrap that the behavior in the video was “all for the cameras.”
See more reactions to Affleck’s “Justice League” interview comment below.
— ً (@stormpiIott) November 13, 2017
why has jason momoa been called out so much for a sexual assault joke from years ago that he apologized for back then than ben affleck has for making one like a few days ago
— oof (@0oofff) November 15, 2017
ben affleck Casually making a joke abt the sexual assault allegations in Hollywood is like Next level trash n i wish ezra wouldve clocked him since he was sitting the closest to him
— ॢ (@hqjimn) November 14, 2017
Ben Affleck is actually making a joke about the recent stories of sexual assault in Hollywood…… https://t.co/F2GNP7e11r
— han (@hanxine) November 14, 2017
i can’t tell for sure but it got awkward and i think it’s about all the allegations he’s been getting and that harvey dude he loves so much
— kiana (@sebsdyIan) November 14, 2017
the jl cast’s reactions to ben affleck dropping a joke about all the sexual assault allegations in hollywood is like a renaissance painting pic.twitter.com/HHWjPxPkt5
— gracelord (@rickdeckards) November 14, 2017
ezra miller’s reaction to ben affleck’s joke about all the sexual assault allegations in hollywood is what i live for pic.twitter.com/n9gzwrUI4z
— lia ???? (@hemlockspidey) November 14, 2017
this must’ve been a mental reaction of the jl cast when Ben Affleck once again showed the world how much of a douchebag he is, meme creds2me pic.twitter.com/yaqWCmGrDP
— rabzz (@justmehr_) November 14, 2017
While I do not condone sexual assault jokes (who does?), I think that perhaps Ben Affleck could have been playing up to the interviewer and went a bit too far (as shown by Henry, Ezra, Jason). I don’t know, why do we idolise celebrities so much anyway? It hurts my head. RANT OVER
— Tom (@legodude20111) November 11, 2017