AceShowbiz - Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck had a lavish wedding ceremony at Ben's 87-acre property in Georgia. However, people were not happy with the venue that the pop star and the "Gone Girl" actor chose to exchange vows at their Saturday, August 20 nuptials.
It was reported that the place, which was built in 2000, was designed to resemble a plantation in the Antebellum south. A 2015 segment of PBS's "Finding Your Roots" series discussed Benjamin Cole, an ancestor of Ben who reportedly owned multiple enslaved African-Americans.
The Batman depicter allegedly tried to sell the property, which features a 6,000-square-foot home deep water port,10,000 square foot guest house and equestrian facilities, for $8.9 million in 2018 after trying to keep the information under wraps. Ben eventually removed the listing after it didn't sell despite him lowering the price to $7.6 million in 2019.
Upon knowing the information, Internet users were quick to slam the couple. One of them even called the pair "racist," saying, "J.LO and Ben having their wedding on a plantation doesn't surprise me…both give off racist vibes." Someone else added, "Here we go again. Dumba** Affleck and desperate JLo having a plantation wedding at THE BIG HOUSE. A home that sits on land of slaves. The PBS ancestry showed us about Ben's family's evil past with slave ownership."
"Plantation 'style' weddings are just as sick and inappropriate as slave quarter AirBnB's. They must be called out. Also, J. Lo is now officially a white Latina. No one with a real abuela would co-sign this Gone with the Wind B.S.," another critic tweeted. One other similarly wrote, "Plantation wedding? J.LO will forever be tone deaf."
"I want nothing but happiness for Jen and Ben but deeply disappointed by their choice of the venue 'plantation house,' " one Twitter user posted. "It seems to me they do not care about the horror and cruelty it symbolizes."
Ben and Jennifer have yet to respond to the backlash.
The pair celebrated their second wedding on August 20 with family and friends. At the lavish wedding, the bride looked stunning in a white Ralph Lauren couture gown complete with long train and veil, while the groom wore a black and white tuxedo. It came after the loved-up couple, who rekindled their romance last year, tied the knot for the first time in Las Vegas in July.