Ben Affleck may be amused with becoming a meme, but his one concern is no laughing matter.
Back in 2016, the actor—and his melancholy expression during the Batman v Superman press tour—become a viral sensation. Today, this is just one example the immense attention that he’s received.

“I reached a place that I love,” [the public perception]He was very different to me,” he said recently to the Los Angeles Times. “I just stopped reading and stopped caring.”

And although the context surrounding his meme was lighthearted, Ben worried about what his kids Violet, 16, Seraphina13, Samuel, 9—who he shares wth ex Jennifer Garner—would think.

He explained that as my children got older, and became more familiar with the internet themselves it was becoming more difficult. “Even the ‘Sad Affleck’ meme—that was funny to me. That’s a fact. But then my kids see it and I think, ‘Oh, are they going to think their dad is fundamentally sad or they have to worry about me?’ This is really hard.