Ben Affleck Bites Back At Photo Of His Gut 'Pooching Outward'

Ben Affleck hilariously responds to New Yorker article suggesting his back tattoo is a cry for help

Ben Affleck hilariously responds to New Yorker article suggesting his back tattoo is a cry for

The article, along with jokes from social media had many fans of Ben Affleck stepping up to say that he was being body shamed, but Affleck stood up for himself in a amusing tweet.

But Ben Affleck's back tattoo was not the only thing that drew criticism from the New Yorker author.

When photos first surfaced of the tattoo back in July 2015, Affleck claimed it was fake and for a film, and downplayed its existence again in an interview with ET. Thick skin bolstered by garish tattoos, Affleck wrote on Twitter, making light of his bearded look.

But photos of the Oscar victor shirtless in Hawaii earlier in March prove it's real, and sparked The New Yorker piece, titled "The Great Sadness of Ben Affleck".

The tattoo is supposed to be a phoenix, but one Pokemon fan pointed out that it bares a strong resemblence to Archeops, a Fossil Pokemon that resembles a mix between an Archaeopteryx (an ancient bird-like dinosaur) and a Mesoamerican feathered serpent.

Affleck isn't alone in jabbing the tattoo.

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Fry also pondered the imagery of Affleck's tattoo. When asked by Vanity Fair about her ex's body work, Jennifer Garner joked that she hopes it's not about her in any way. "It's not one man's job to tell another man what he can do to his back", he told Trevor Noah during a visit to The Daily Show.

In 2016, his exes Jennifer Garner and J. Lo each shaded the tattoo publicly.

"These depressed-Affleck images can arouse both amusement and a sense of poignancy, a touch of Schadenfreude as well as something like sympathy". "I support him in all of his artistic expression". She writes that it relates to all of us in a way: "There is something about this exhausted father that reflexively induces panic".

"You know what we would say in my hometown about that?"

Earlier this month, pictures of Ben Affleck's back tattoo emerged on the Internet after years of speculation.

Another added: 'Don't mock Ben Affleck's phoenix tattoo.

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