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Ben Affleck smoking memes get a new pandemic addition

The actor was photographed smoking....with his face mask still partially on.


Audra Schroeder

Internet Culture

Published Apr 24, 2020   Updated Apr 27, 2020, 8:52 am CDT

Ben Affleck smoking memes are their own universe, a collection of afflicted Afflecks working through it. An Infinity Gauntlet of ennui. Now there’s a new gem.

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Photos of Affleck wearing a face mask and lifting up the mask to sneak a smoke are circulating, apparently captured during a walk with Knives Out star Ana De Armas in Venice, California. The couple has been photographed taking a lot of quarantine walks, but this one hit different.

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It’s a “mood,” to be sure, but also an illustration of our conflicting urges during a pandemic.

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There is conflicting info on the effect of coronavirus on smokers, which definitely means you probably shouldn’t be smoking, but Affleck has been in “fuck it” mode for a bit now. The gauntlet is complete.

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*First Published: Apr 24, 2020, 1:45 pm CDT