AceShowbiz - An interview with Ben Affleck from 1997 has resurfaced, and his "homophobic" remarks in it have caused some controversy. During a Q&A session following a 20th-anniversary screening of "Chasing Amy", director Kevin Smith recalled a scene featuring Affleck kissing his co-star Jason Lee.
According to the helmer, Affleck said, "A man kissing another man is the greatest acting challenge an actor can ever face." After finishing filming the scene, recalled Smith, the 44-year-old actor told him, "Now, I'm a serious actor."
Affleck's alleged comments apparently didn't go over well with many people including "Westworld" actress Evan Rachel Wood, who is openly bisexual. The 29-year-old actress took to Twitter on Tuesday, July 18 to slam the "Justice League" actor.
Try getting raped in a scene.
Also, grow up Ben. https://t.co/fohRbGDNJp— #EvanRachelWould (@evanrachelwood) July 18, 2017
"Try getting raped in a scene," she wrote, adding, "Also, grow up Ben." In subsequent tweets, the actress pointed out that "jokes like that are damaging," before noting that "us ladies like kissing all the guys we kiss? Just cause its a 'straight kiss' doesn't mean we enjoy it. Ahem."
I'm sure he just thought it was a funny, but even jokes like that are damaging. https://t.co/pu1V5GVWyv— #EvanRachelWould (@evanrachelwood) July 18, 2017
Also, you think us ladies like kissing all the guys we kiss? Just cause its a "straight kiss" doesnt mean we enjoy it. Ahem.— #EvanRachelWould (@evanrachelwood) July 18, 2017
While Affleck has yet to comment on his alleged "homophobic" remarks, Smith took to his Twitter account to say that those were something the actor said "when he was in his goofy 20s. No way he STILL feels that."
I love your mag, but this is misleading & unfair Tweet copy. He SAID it in 1997 when he was in his goofy 20's. No way he STILL feels that. https://t.co/kS4RHuNYMz— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) July 18, 2017