“It was just supposed to be funny”: Ben Affleck Faced Immense Backlash for His Alleged Stalker-like Behavior Towards TikTok Star

Ben Affleck Faced Immense Backlash for His Alleged Stalker-like Behavior Towards TikTok Star
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Ben Affleck has had a controversial dating history over the years. After divorcing his then-wife Jennifer Garner in 2018, The Accountant actor tried online dating and the various applications available to meet your significant other.

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A TikTok user apparently swiped left on Affleck on the Raya app and Affleck sent her a personal video in her DMs. The video became infamous with many people calling the actor’s behavior a little creepy and stalker-ish.

Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck

When Ben Affleck Slid Into Someone’s DMs!

After his divorce from Jennifer Garner, the actor entered the world of dating and especially online dating. Since the actor is quite older than the generation of online dating, he used the Raya app to try his luck and hopefully date someone.

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Former Couple, Ben Affleck And Ana de Armas

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In some hilarious news, a TikTok user by the name of Nivine Jay matched with Affleck on the dating app. Thinking that the account was probably fake, Nivine Jay unmatched the actor. Affleck proceeded to send a video into the DMs of Nivine Jay on her Instagram.

“Thinking of the time I matched with Ben Affleck on Raya and thought it was fake so I unmatched him and he sent me a video on Instagram.”

Jay revealed that in the video Ben Affleck asked her the important question of why she had unmatched him.

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“Nivine, why did you unmatch me? It’s me.”

Well, the actor received quite a backlash from the people since they found the actor’s behavior a little creepy and stalker-ish.

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Ben Affleck Received Some Backlash For His Stalker Behavior

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner with their children
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner with their children

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Well, the video soon went viral and people went ahead and called Affleck somewhat creepy and his behavior as a little stalker-ish. Stating that the actor directly slid into the person’s DMs, fans rallied against the actor and his mode of conduct.

Things got so bad that Nivine Jay had to clear the issue by appearing in an interview. Absolving Affleck of any guilt by making it clear that she wasn’t making fun of the actor at all.

“I’m seeing a lot of comments calling him a creep and l don’t think that’s fair. l wasn’t making fun of him in the video. I was making fun of myself for thinking he was a catfish and it was just supposed to be funny.”

Although he had a controversial dating career, Ben Affleck went on to marry Jennifer Lopez in 2022 and the two have been happily married ever since.

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Source: E! News

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