Behold the primary cringeworthy second from Ben Affleck’s sure-to-be-messy “Justice League” press excursion.
Ahead of the superhero movie’s unlock on Friday, Affleck has been perilously making the interview rounds with the remainder of the solid following a chain of scandals.
After publicly condemning manufacturer Harvey Weinstein, Affleck discovered himself on the heart of his personal sexual harassment controversy when Hilarie Burton stated he grabbed her breast all over a 2003 “TRL” interview. He later apologized for “acting inappropriately,” however stayed silent when some other lady got here ahead to mention that the actor groped her at a Golden Globes birthday celebration.
Now, he’s drawing the entire mistaken varieties of consideration for a remark he made in an interview with MTV closing week.
When Affleck’s co-star Ray Fisher, who performs Cyborg within the movie, was once requested what would occur if Supergirl teamed up with Justice League, he took the PR-friendly course, pronouncing, “I think it would create a different dynamic.”
And then Affleck, failing to learn the room, blurted out, “You following the news at all?”
Watch a clip from the interview underneath.
While Affleck discussed he sought after to look extra ladies within the DC cinematic universe seconds earlier than, his remark straight away drew ire on social media.
It’s now not totally transparent what the actor intended, however many have interpreted his statement as making mild of the new wave of sexual misconduct allegations in Hollywood.