Haters gonna hate; Ben Affleck's shaking it off.
The actor has been the butt of jokes recently after photos revealed a large, colorful back tattoo was real and not for a movie. Even the New Yorker took shots at him in an article titled "The Great Sadness of Ben Affleck," which described the actor as looking "despondent," called his tattoo "garish," and pointed out his "pooching" gut.
Affleck's response? A big shrug.
@NewYorker I'm doing just fine. Thick skin bolstered by garish tattoos.
— Ben Affleck (@BenAffleck) March 29, 2018
The article has prompted support for Affleck, with people on Twitter taking the New Yorker to task for body shaming.
I'm late but Ben Affleck has been body shamed non stop ever since he was cast as Batman for 5 years now. He's a recovering alcoholic and people have nothing better to do than mock that. Journalism is dead. Leave Ben alone pic.twitter.com/QLr14y4mKN
— Josh (@_VintageReality) March 28, 2018
— Patricia Caliskan (@Caliskaniverse_) March 29, 2018
Shaming a man for being middle aged, gaining some weight and possibly sad. Well shame on you @NewYorker ! Low blow and just sad. #insensitive#notfunny#nofatshaming#nodepressionshaming#BenAffleckhttps://t.co/ZFxV1ehJok
— floza (@floza21) March 25, 2018
No one other than Matt Damon is defending the tattoo, though.