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Ben Affleck Made A Comment About The Hollywood Sexual Assault Scandal In An Interview And People Are Pissed

"You following the news?"

Posted on November 15, 2017, at 7:38 a.m. ET

Last week, MTV published an interview with the cast of Justice League. During it, the host asked the actors about what characters they'd like to see in future films.

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Ray Fisher — who plays Cyborg in the film — suggested the character Zatanna. Ben Affleck then responded with, "The fishnets, right?"

Then when the interviewer asked, "What would you get up to if you had Supergirl … joining the team?" Fisher replied, "I think it would create a different dynamic," and Affleck interrupted, "You following the news?" The interview can be seen below.

"The news" appears to refer to the current discussion around sexual assault in Hollywood, which has also included allegations of inappropriate behavior by Affleck, for which he has since apologized.

I acted inappropriately toward Ms. Burton and I sincerely apologize

His latest comment, which some have taken as making light of sexual assault, angered people on Twitter.

why has jason momoa been called out so much for a sexual assault joke from years ago that he apologized for back th… https://t.co/WzP3Pys5dP

ben affleck Casually making a joke abt the sexual assault allegations in Hollywood is like Next level trash n i wis… https://t.co/mRY1rS6TF0

Ben Affleck is actually making a joke about the recent stories of sexual assault in Hollywood...... https://t.co/F2GNP7e11r

Others thought that the rest of the cast were made uncomfortable by the comment, and made their reactions into a meme.

the jl cast’s reactions to ben affleck dropping a joke about all the sexual assault allegations in hollywood is lik… https://t.co/BXjfayyY4u

ezra miller’s reaction to ben affleck’s joke about all the sexual assault allegations in hollywood is what i live f… https://t.co/BNcbCAsyBD

this must’ve been a mental reaction of the jl cast when Ben Affleck once again showed the world how much of a douch… https://t.co/6h3Gfzyp27

And some thought the response to Affleck's comment was an overreaction.

While I do not condone sexual assault jokes (who does?), I think that perhaps Ben Affleck could have been playing u… https://t.co/4nskC80qwv

BuzzFeed News has reached out to Affleck's representatives for comment.

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