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Fans say Ben Affleck was body-shamed by this article

A few days ago, The New Yorker published an article which discusses Ben Affleck’s body in minute detail — and the internet is not happy about it.

The piece, titled “The Great Sadness of Ben Affleck” talks about Affleck’s “gut pooching outward,” and even appears to compare the actor and filmmaker to Homer Simpson.

Consider this description of a rather unflattering photo which recently surfaced of the film star.

“His gut is pooching outward in a way that, in a more enlightened country like, say, France, would perhaps be considered virile, not unlike the lusty Gérard Depardieu in his prime but, in fitness-fascist America, tends to read as Homer Simpsonesque,” wrote Naomi Fry.