Ben Affleck Lied About His “Fake” Back Tattoo & Now He’s Getting Roasted on Twitter

Back in 2015, a photograph of Ben Affleck sporting a huge back tattoo made its way around the interwebs, and a good laugh was had by all.

Being the kind of guy who pretends he doesn’t care what anyone thinks but who actually lives for public adulation, Ben claimed the tattoo was fake.

He insisted the garish phoenix rising from the ashes was airbrushed on for a movie he was directing and starring in called Live By Night.

“[It’s] fake for a movie,” Affleck very explicitly stated in a 2016 interview.

“I actually do have a number of tattoos but I try to have them in places where you don’t have to do a lot of cover up they get sort of addictive, tattoos, after awhile.

Since no one actually saw the film, no one pieced together that Ben’s Prohibition-era gangster never actually disrobes to reveal a giant, brightly-colored, anachronistic tattoo.

Rumors about the big ugly ink persisted, but Ben made headlines for so much other bad behavior that fans never launched a full-blown investigation.

Remarkably, Ben has kept his torso pretty well covered over the past two and a half years, but that might have more to do with booze-bellied dad bod and less to do with hiding the big bird.

(Feel free to use that as a euphemism for sex, btw.)

Sadly, Beantown Benny slipped over the weekend when he removed his shirt for a beach scene in a movie he’s filming.

Hopefully, the Ben’s character is the type of guy who collects samurai swords and lost his virginity to a prostitute at 29, because this tatt is not the sort of thing that can be edited out in post-production.

Yes, we now know for sure that Ben was lying about the tattoo being a fake, and Twitter is having a field day.

“Don’t mock Ben Affleck’s phoenix tattoo. It symbolises how he has risen from the ashes, reborn as a guy with a tattoo that sucks,” tweeted Pixelated Boat.

“I’ve been following the Ben Affleck back tattoo drama more closely than the Mueller investigation,” quipped Sophia Benoit.

“Ben Affleck’s back tattoo is, and I’m saying this without hyperbole, one of the funniest goddamn things I’ve ever seen in my entire life,” Dashiell Driscoll opined.

All we need is Dril and DaShareZone to sound off on this thing, and all of Twitter will have had its say.

So how is Affleck reacting to ironically being roasted for a phoenix tattoo.

Well, thus far, he’s about the only one who hasn’t sounded off on it.

Even Ben’s ex Jennifer Garner flamed his ass, telling Ellen DeGeneres that she “take[s] unmbrage” at being represented as the ash from which Ben’s metaphorical phoenix arises.

Must suck to realize you spent a massive chunk of your life married to a guy who would not only get that fugly of a tattoo but would proceed to lie to the whole world about it.

Hmmm … we may have finally figured out what horrible revelation came to Garner at the Oscars.


Teen Mom OG Recap: Naked and Unafraid (of Getting Axed)

This week on Teen Mom OG, Maci trained for a new reality show, Amber prepared her nursery, and Gary received paternity test results.

Meanwhile, Tyler struggled with life as a single, working parent, and oh, right, Farrah Abraham got fired after a blowup with producers.

Months of rumors, sneak peeks, and unhinged rants at MTV later, Farrah finally squared off with producer Morgan Freeman last night.

The Backdoor Teen Mom alum was told that she treats the staff terribly, and that her adult film dealings are also a problem for MTV.

Farrah, of course, recently starred in a live stream sex show for CamSoda in addition to her other business and TV pursuits.

“You have little empathy and compassion for people,” Morgan told her, laying out the terms for Farrah’s inclusion in the show.

It’s his way or the highway, he said. Her response?

Hours after their conversation, Farrah called Morgan to say that she didn’t have to make a decision, as he instructed her earlier.

If Teen Mom OG wants her gone for her participation in live sex shows, then there’s nothing she can do about it, Abraham said.

Yes, she’s really going to die on this hill.

She also told Morgan that he would be hearing from her lawyer, which sounded like typical Farrah word salad nonsense but wasn’t.

Farrah is suing Viacom for $ 5 million, citing wrongful termination. Whether she has a case or not is unclear, but she’s serious.

Elsewhere, Maci was preparing to film the hit Discovery series Naked & Afraid, in which people compete to survive in the wild.

If you’re not familiar with that great program, contestants are dropped off in the middle of nowhere with no food or resources.

It is very scary. And also nude.

Pretty funny that Maci is getting back-ass naked for another entertainment pursuit on the same night Farrah got fired for that.

We know it’s not the same thing as Farrah’s cam girl live stream sex show, but still, there’s some hilarious irony in there.

In addition to “practicing” for the show (we bet Taylor likes that), she pondered how Bentley’s custody arrangement will be handled. 

Following Catelynn‘s trip to rehab, Tyler struggled to take care of Nova and the increasing demands of running his business.

The single parent hustle is tough.

Fortunately, Cate is doing a lot better in rehab, at least for the time being, and Nova loved seeing her mom on a FaceTime call.

In Indiana, the pregnant Amber Portwood was busy decorating her baby’s nursery on Teen Mom OG Season 5 Episode 14.

Meanwhile, in other baby news nearby, we learned that Jody is not Gary Shirley’s father, and both of them were emotional. 

His mom, however, seemed resigned to this possibility, telling Gary that his father could only be one other (unnamed) man.

Jody seemed most devastated of all. 

Imagine learning something shocking and so unexpected after SO long that completely changed how you viewed yourself.

Your entire life. Your own family. 

Still, it’s not like they won’t be part of each other’s lives anymore. It will just take time for this to resonate and be processed.

We just hope Kristina – and to a degree, Amber – are there to support Gary during the difficult emotional times yet to come.

He’s going to need them.