Ben Affleck Says He's 'Doing Just Fine' After Article Claims He's Become 'Despondent'
Ben Affleck isn't letting the haters get him down.
The 45-year-old actor took to Twitter on Thursday, epically responding to a recent article that was written about him in The New Yorker.
Titled "The Great Sadness of Ben Affleck," the piece explores his high-profile split from Jennifer Garner in March 2016, his "suddenly flailing" career and "despondent" image, the "fall of man" and his "enormous, garish" back tattoo of a phoenix rising from the ashes, which some outlets claim was a result of a "midlife-crisis."
But according to Affleck, who is also described as an "exhausted father" in the article, all is well in his world.
"I’m doing just fine," he tweeted. "Thick skin bolstered by garish tattoos."
When photos first surfaced of the tattoo back in July 2015, Affleck claimed it was fake and for a film, and downplayed its existence again in an interview with ET. Garner shared her thoughts about the ink with Vanity Fair, and even Affleck's close pal, Matt Damon, weighed in.
"It's not one man's job to tell another man what he can do to his back," Damon said during his guest appearance on The Daily Show earlier this month. "I support him in all of his artistic expression."
Last weekend, more curiosities arose over Affleck's tattoo when the father of three was spotted shirtless on the beach in Hawaii, with the mysterious back piece on full display.
Affleck was joined by Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund and Oscar Isaac. The four were training for their new film, Triple Frontier, an action thriller set on the border between Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina.
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