Ben Affleck has not gained nearly 50 pounds, despite a new report. Gossip Cop can bust this false claim about his weight. We're told it's entirely untrue.
According to RadarOnline, Affleck has traded "booze for burgers," and is "eating himself into oblivion." The often disproven site alleges he's "gobbling food like crazy while kicking his booze addiction," and is now "busting out of his Batman suit" after packing on around 50 pounds. The site goes on to claim his friends fear he's "eating himself to death," having ballooned from 208 to 256 pounds.
The site then quotes a doctor, who has never treated Affleck, as contending people with "addictive personalities" often depend on outside influences rather than on their "inner strength to get them through crises." The repeatedly discredited outlet continues that his pals are afraid his "new craving for food could do him in." "Everyone's pulling for him," adds a so-called "insider," with seemingly zero inside information about Affleck.
For starters, how exactly does RadarOnline know Affleck's weight? If the webloid had actual insight, one would think it would have been noted. Instead, there's a useless quote about everyone "pulling for" Affleck, and general remarks by a doctor who's never personally examined the actor.
Regardless, Gossip Cop checked with a mutual friend of ours and Affleck, who assures us he didn't gain 50 pounds since he left rehab two weeks ago. Our insider acknowledges the actor's been known to "enjoy a good meal once in a while," but adds he's also very focused on his physical health.
Of course, the site has stumbled a number of times with its reporting about Affleck. A year ago, Gossip Cop busted the outlet when it wrongly claimed Affleck was doing a "revenge interview" about Jennifer Garner. The webloid also falsely maintained Affleck was pursuing Jennifer Lawrence. And four and a half months ago, Gossip Cop corrected the site when it inaccurately reported Garner was pregnant with Affleck's fourth child. Much like those tall tales, the current article about Affleck having gained close to 50 pounds is also untrue.
Gossip Cop believes there to be elements of truth, but the story is ultimately misleading.