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The New Yorker recently carried an article with the headline, ‘The Great Sadness of Ben Affleck’. Naomi Fry writes: “Affleck’s was the kind of middle-aged-white-male sadness that the Internet loves to mock—a mocking that depends, simultaneously, on a complete rejection of this sadness, as well as a hedging identification with it.”
She further writes: “His gut is pooching outward in a way that, in a more enlightened country like, say, France, would perhaps be considered virile, not unlike the lusty Gérard Depardieu in his prime but, in fitness-fascist America, tends to read as Homer Simpsonesque.”
This didn’t go down well with the actor. He came out of his Twitter hibernation and tweeted: “I’m doing just fine. Thick skin bolstered by garish tattoos.”
@NewYorker I’m doing just fine. Thick skin bolstered by garish tattoos.
— Ben Affleck (@BenAffleck) March 29, 2018
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