Ben Affleck Shares His Thoughts On ‘Sad Affleck’ Meme

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Ben Affleck, like many other celebrities at one point or another, inadvertently became a meme in 2016 when “Sad Affleck” became ubiquitous on the internet.

The popular meme became a viral craze thanks to an exclusive interview with Affleck and Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice co-star, Henry Cavill. In the remixed interview posted to YouTube, the interviewer mentioned unfavorable reviews of the film and asked if Affleck or Cavill would respond to their critics. Edited by a fan, the video features a series of screenshots of critics’ reviews and includes Affleck looking moody while Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Sound of Silence” plays.

Check out the meme for yourself below:

In a recent interview with Los Angeles Times, Affleck mentions how the humorous meme – which is still very popular to this day – has influenced his personal life.

“I went to a place where [the public perception] so different from who I am that I just stopped reading and stopped caring. But then, when my kids got older and started seeing the Internet for themselves, that was the hard part. Even the “Sad Affleck” meme – that’s funny to me. I mean, there’s no one who doesn’t feel the same way in an alcoholic. But then my kids see it and I think, “Oh, will they think their dad is basically sad or do they have to worry about me?” It was really difficult.”

through the LA time

Affleck has certainly gone through an infamous ups and downs throughout his illustrious career, though the actor continues to find humor even in his darkest times. Ben Affleck Shares His Thoughts On ‘Sad Affleck’ Meme


Aila Slisco is a Interreviewed U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Aila Slisco joined Interreviewed in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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