Ben Affleck And Jennifer Garner Divorce: 15 Meanest Twitter Jokes & Reactions
Within minutes of the news breaking, tons of jokes came pouring in over Twitter, with some obvious punchlines referring to Matt Damon, Jennifer Lopez, and Affleck’s split coinciding with the legalization of same-sex marriage. While most people have the luxury of dealing with a breakup privately, Affleck and Garner have to go through it in the public eye, and as you will see, the public can be brutal. Gossip Cop has rounded up 15 of the meanest jokes.
There was the person who tweeted, “On Friday gay marriage is legalized. On Monday Ben Affleck files for divorce. Hmmmm…” Similarly, a different individual cracked, “Gay marriage was just legalized and Ben Affleck is getting divorced. Somewhere, Matt Damon waits anxiously by the phone.” Someone else wrote, “Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner are getting divorced! ARE YOU HAPPY NOW LIBERALS?? LOOK WHAT YOU DID TO MARRIAGE! BATMAN CANT EVEN MAKE IT!”
Plenty took aim at Affleck’s career, such as the person who said, “So depressed that Ben Affleck isn’t trending because he announced his retirement from acting. Forever.” Another posted, “If Ben Affleck can’t save his marriage, how can he save Gotham? #BatmanvsWife.” And a different Twitter user quipped, “Ben Affleck was like ‘sorry, gotta BOUNCE (2000)’ and he was GONE, GIRL (2014). ‘ARMAGEDDON (1998) OUTTA HERE!’ He cried.”
“So can Ben Affleck be in Kevin Smith movies again?” asked someone else. Another joked, “It turns out the real Gone Girl…………………………………………………………….was Ben Affleck’s wife.” And still a different person wrote, “Wow. So sad that Jennifer Garner saw the new Batman and divorced Ben Affleck.”
Alluding to an Affleck controversy earlier this year, one person said, “Ben Affleck is getting divorced. Don’t worry Ben, your descendants will cover it up in 150 years when they go on PBS to find their roots.” Yet another individual sniped, “I’d divorce Ben Affleck, too. He looks as exciting as watching paint dry.” And someone else observed, “Seems like Ben Affleck has a poor track record when it comes to marrying women named Jennifer.”
Also riffing on Affleck’s past romances, there was the person who tweeted, “Ben Affleck just changed his facebook relationship status to ‘Divorced’ and J.Lo liked it,” and the one who wrote, “‘Would you say it was more of a conscious or unconscious uncoupling?’ – Gwyneth’s text to Ben Affleck.” But one of the meanest, most mind-boggling messages read, “Seen Ben Affleck trending… Damn – I was hoping he died. Nope just a divorce.”
With all this insensitivity, Gossip Cop can’t help but wonder how these same people, currently hiding behind their computers, would react if it were their own family members getting divorced, and not easily-targeted celebrities. What do you think of the “Bennifer” divorce jokes? Too funny or too soon? Let us know in the comments below.