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Ben Affleck Made A Comment About The Hollywood Sexual Assault Scandal In An Interview And People Are Pissed

"You following the news?"

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Last week, MTV published an interview with the cast of Justice League. During it, the host asked the actors about what characters they'd like to see in future films.

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Then when the interviewer asked, "What would you get up to if you had Supergirl … joining the team?" Fisher replied, "I think it would create a different dynamic," and Affleck interrupted, "You following the news?" The interview can be seen below.

"The news" appears to refer to the current discussion around sexual assault in Hollywood, which has also included allegations of inappropriate behavior by Affleck, for which he has since apologized.

I acted inappropriately toward Ms. Burton and I sincerely apologize


His latest comment, which some have taken as making light of sexual assault, angered people on Twitter.

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Ben Affleck is actually making a joke about the recent stories of sexual assault in Hollywood......

Others thought that the rest of the cast were made uncomfortable by the comment, and made their reactions into a meme.

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And some thought the response to Affleck's comment was an overreaction.

While I do not condone sexual assault jokes (who does?), I think that perhaps Ben Affleck could have been playing u…

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Rachael Krishna is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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