Ben Affleck Had The Perfect Response To People Trolling His Tattoo

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A few days ago we informed you Ben Affleck has one of the worst tattoos inked on maybe anyone ever. No joke.

Like yeah, he’s done some pretty good stuff over the course of his 20 year career, except Daredevil of course, but a crap tatt is a crap tatt. There’s no excuse. Especially when you’re a multi-millionaire capable of hiring the best in the biz.

I’m still not 100 per cent on what it is. A dragon of sorts? Something I personally wouldn’t be seen dead with, regardless of how famous and successful I was.

First off, have a look here:

The internet, obviously, set alight with comments like the flames of a dragony-phoenix type thing.

One Twitter user wrote:

Ben Affleck’s back tattoo is, and I’m saying this without hyperbole, one of the funniest goddamn things I’ve ever seen in my entire life. Holy moly. What a wonderful gift to all of us this is. Truly a great day to be alive because of this obscenely dumb tattoo.

Another said:

Don’t mock Ben Affleck’s phoenix tattoo. It symbolises how he has risen from the ashes, reborn as a guy with a tattoo that sucks.

A third joked:

Next time you’re feeling sad, remember that you’re not Ben Affleck so you (probably) don’t have a tattoo so big and so ugly and so universally ridiculed that you had to lie and say it was only temporary and just for a movie when it is so clearly not.

It’s not just us normies that are rinsing Affleck for his body art. His ex Jennifer Lopez said, ‘It’s awful! What are you doing? His tattoos always have too many colours. They shouldn’t be so colourful. They should be cooler.’

While ex-wife Jennifer Garner quipped, ‘You know what we would say in my hometown about that? ‘Bless his heart’. A phoenix rising from the ashes. Am I the ashes in this scenario? I take umbrage. I refuse to be the ashes.’

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Quizzed by The Daily Show host Trevor Noah, lifelong friend Matt Damon said:

Of course [I’ve seen it] yeah, yeah, yeah… I mean, uh, it’s not – it’s not one man’s job to tell another man what he can do to his back.

I – you know – I support him in all of his artistic expression.

Quite a fair bit of rinsing going on. Not to worry, though, Affleck sees the funny side.

In a reply to the New Yorker on Twitter – apparently he’s on Twitter these days – who in a profile described him as displaying a ‘kind of middle-aged-white-male sadness that the internet loves to mock- a mocking that depends on a rejection of this sadness, as well as a hedging identification with it’, the actor quipped back in suitable style.

He wrote: 

I’m doing just fine. Thick skin bolstered by garish tattoos.

So… in conclusion. Affleck has banter. It needs work, for sure, but the foundations are there. That’s all that counts.

Forget the haters, Ben, and while you’re at, please forget any further urges to get tattoos.

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