Friday Update: Ben Affleck Whines Over Criticism For Bashing Jennifer Garner, ‘The Goldbergs’ Star Out Over On-Set Misconduct, Brown QB Slams NFL’s COVID Testing Policy

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We’re tracking the conservative culture clash with woke Hollywood hypocrites to keep you up to date on who’s winning and who we hate. 

 Here’s what happened today:

Bashing Ben

Oscar-winning actor Ben Affleck has hurt feelings about the criticism he faced for blaming his veritable saint of an ex-wife, Jennifer Garner, who has repeatedly helped him out of alcoholic rock-bottom post divorce, for falling into the bottle during their ten year marriage.

“I had gone on and said how much we respect each other and cared about each other and cared about our kids and put them first and went through our stuff,” Affleck whined to Jimmy Kimmel a day after going viral.  

He said “clickbait” news stories manufactured a narrative that he “blamed” Garner for his drinking problem. “And that I was trapped in this marriage,” he complained. “Just made me out to be like the worst, most insensitive, stupid, awful guy.”

“That’s not true,” Affleck concluded. “I don’t believe that. It’s the exact opposite of who I am, what I believe and I would never want my kids to think I would ever say a bad word about their mom…it hurts my feelings.”

What Affleck said during his appearance on shock-jock Howard Stern’s radio show was “Part of why I started drinking was because I was trapped.” 

“I was like, ‘I can’t leave because of my kids, but I’m not happy, what do I do?’ And what I did was [I] drank a bottle of scotch and fell asleep on the couch, which turned out not to be the solution,” he said on the SiriusXM show. 

Affleck also told Stern that he and Garner “tried” to make the marriage work because they had kids. “Everything you read [in the news about the divorce] was bulls–t. The truth was we took our time, we made our decision … We grew apart.”

 

Musk Matters

MSNBC’s Joy Reid targeted Tesla CEO Elon Musk after his Twitter tangle with Democrat Elizabeth Warren, where he called her “Senator Karen” in response to her criticism of his Time Person of the Year win.  

“Elon did what he always did and stomped his little feet and insulted Senator Warren,” Reid said before accusing Musk of appropriating Karen from “black vernacular for misogynistic purposes.”

She then had Warren on, who said Musk’s wealth was amassed “because he was “subsidized by the federal government and every waitress and public school teacher who paid their taxes.”

On Thursday, the SpaceX commented on a tweet that it was comical he was accused of “cultural appropriation, but Warren, who was caught falsely trying to benefit from the rights of indigenous people, was not.

“Joy Reid is a lobbyist for Sen Karen,” he wrote

 

Seeing Double 

ABC comedy series “The Goldbergs” reportedly used a stand-in for lead actor Jeff Garlin after booting him for verbal and emotional abuse on the set. 

The comedian was accused of using demeaning language and calling female colleagues by offensive nicknames, which Garlin chalked up to being a career funnyman. “It’s about me and my silliness on set. They don’t think it’s appropriate. I do. I’ve not been fired because of it. We just think differently,” he said in an interview last week.  

He was also accused of springing unwanted embraces towards crew members. “It’s quick hugs, but I didn’t realize that anyone was feeling — so if you want to write that story, that’s a true story.

“It puts the onus on them to say something, and I would gladly respect anyone who said, ‘Please don’t hug me. I don’t feel comfortable,’” Garlin remarked.

He said he employs the same behavior on “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” which he co-stars and co-produces with Larry David, and crew members on the HBO series would ask if he was okay if he refrained.  

“The Goldbergs” is currently filming its 9th season, it’s unclear how the show will handle wrapping up his character, patriarch Murray Christian Goldberg. 

 

Search Warrant

The Santa Fe Sheriff’s Department received a judge’s approval to get a hold of Alec Baldwin’s cell phone to look for evidence relating to their investigation into the shooting death of “Rust” cinematographer Halayna Hutchins at his hand.

The sheriffs believe there could be pertinent information on the phone from Baldwin using it during or after the crime.  

“Such information, if it exists, may be material and relevant to this investigation. Affiant was also made aware there were several emails and text messages sent and received regarding the movie production ‘Rust’ in the course of interviews,” the search warrant reads

 

NFL 

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield ripped the NFL for changing their COVID-19 health and safety protocols to add all-inclusive masking regardless of vaccination status, restrict outside visitors during team travel, and eliminate in-person meals. 

“@NFL Make up your damn mind on protocols,” he wrote on Thursday. “Showing up and making only 3 teams test?!? All so you can keep the game as scheduled to make money.”

In a follow-up, he tweeted: “Actually caring about player safety would mean delaying the game with this continuing at the rate it is…. But to say you won’t test vaccinated players if they don’t have symptoms, then to pull this randomly. Doesn’t make any sense to me.”

“Tell me if this makes sense…. No tests this morning… then let our team gather for practice… then show up after practice to test them. Something seems off here,” Mayfield concluded. 

 

Setting The Bar

A Missouri bar went on a social media rampage against Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes’ entitled little brother for trying to “crush” them after they refused to serve his group.

“We are sorry that we set boundaries that you tried to ignore. Often times people with un-earned status and a sense of entitlement think they are above the rules and will lash out at the employee enforcing them,” SOT Social wrote on Facebook. “We are sorry we could not seat your very large group. As you probably saw, our bar is very small.”

Jackson Mahomes blasted the bar over the weekend with claims that services was “absolutely terrible” and that the waitstaff was “rude” to him.  

“We are sorry that you have the reach that you do, or at least that you think you do and that instead of using it for something positive you decided to use it to try and crush a small business,” the post continued. “We survived a global pandemic, we’ll survive your ego.”

The bar also took a jab at Mahomes for reprehensibly pouring water on Baltimore Ravens fans and dancing during a memorial at Chiefs games.  

“We are sorry you didn’t reach out to us first before taking to social media, but then again that is an expectation we would have from a mature and rational person, not someone who pours water on fans and dances on the memorials of tragically lost people for TikTok clout,” the bar went on.

Then with a last parting zing they wrote: “We have not been fortunate enough to be born into a much more talented and much more famous family but we would like to think that if we did have that much luck- we would use our influence in more responsible ways.”

SOT Social apologized for lashing out at Mahomes, but quite frankly, shouldn’t have. 


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Philip
Philip
11 months ago

When you write a letter about somebody you should sit on it for A-day and think about it and then maybe you wouldn’t run your mouth before you put your mind in gear !