Casey Affleck Says He’s ‘Scared’ of #metoo, But Because He’s Such a Super Supportive Feminist Ally

Casey Affleck is the best feminist ever. He loves women and absolutely supports the absolute tits off of them.

It sounds weird to say that considering the fact that he had to settle two lawsuits for sexual harassment for his behavior on-set making I’m Not Here. But I guess Brie Larson and Constance Wu were wrong about him. It’s weird that they would f**k this up and attack such a great feminist like Casey here.

How do I know Casey Affleck is the best feminist in the world? Well, because he said so, and it’s not like someone would lie about being a feminist to cover up their own sexual misconduct.

Here’s what Affleck said on Dax Shepard’s podcast, via IndieWire.

“Who would not be supportive of the #MeToo movement? That’s an idea that’s even out there?” Affleck said. “That there are some people saying we do not believe in equality and we think the workplace should be a dangerous place for certain people and not for others. That’s preposterous.”

Affleck added that for him “it is very, very hard to talk about, and it scares me” to discuss topics related to the #MeToo movement. “Mostly because the values of the #MeToo movement are values that are at the heart of my being,” he added. “Just the way I was raised, they are baked into my own value system having been raised by a mother who didn’t let us watch ‘Dukes Of Hazzard’ when we were like eight years old because it was sexist.”

“The way that I’m thought of sometimes by certain people recently has been so antithetical to who I really am that it’s been frustrating,” Affleck added. “And not being able to talk about it has been hard because I really wanted to support all of that, but I felt like the best thing to do was to just be quiet so I didn’t seem to be in opposition to something that I really wanted to champion.”

So there you have it. Casey Affleck is a super duper feminist. Way more feminist than you. He didn’t even objectify Daisy Duke while all you dirty birdies were exploring your bodies to Princess Leia in that gold bikini.

He went on to explain to explain his little “rampant on-set sexual harassment” problem was just a big misunderstanding.

“There was a ton of partying, because that was the content of this documentary, at times mockumentary,” Affleck said. “We’re recording everything. It was confusing for everybody and it was deliberately so. And that’s my responsibility. The intention was to have the crew as a part of the movie. I don’t know how much they knew they were a part of the movie … It was a big mess and it’s not something I would do again. I would be way smarter, more sensible, more sensitive to it being a workplace if I were to try to do this again.”

Keep in mind one of the things he was accused of is getting drunk and getting into bed with a cinematographer and then berating her for not sleeping with him. Just confusing for everyone.

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