Ben Affleck Calls Back Tattoo ‘Garish’ In Response To Critical Article

Ben Affleck has finally addressed his controversial back tattoo. He took to Twitter to call the tattoo “garish” in a tongue-in-cheek response to an article that speculated he was depressed.

Earlier this month, Affleck was spotted with a big phoenix tattoo on his back — the same one he claimed was fake two years ago. The revelation that Affleck lied about the tattoo spawned plenty of attention, including a piece from the New Yorker titled, “The Great Sadness of Ben Affleck,” analyzing recent photos of the actor looking despondent.

The article also criticized Affleck’s looks, noting “his gut is pooching outward” and comparing him to cartoon character Homer Simpson. The piece also points out that his younger co-stars are in better shape: “Garrett Hedlund and Charlie Hunnam, wrestled in the surf like purebred puppies, Affleck, who is forty-five, was photographed wading into the ocean.”

On Thursday, Affleck tweeted that he is not in a deep sadness and joked that his tattoo made his skin even thicker.

What's On Your Mind?