Jennifer Lopez Joins the Rest of the World in Declaring Ben Affleck's Back Tattoo "Awful"

According to J. Lo, tattoos should really try much harder to be "cooler."

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Jennifer Lopez has finally offered her highly anticipated two cents regarding Ben Affleck’s recently acquired back tattoo, a misguided depiction of what appears to be a massive phoenix rising above some proverbial ashes. The topic was slyly introduced by Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen during a spirited round of the infamous "Plead the Fifth" segment on Monday, prompting some admirable realness from J. Lo.

"It's awful!" Lopez admitted, channeling the non-televised opinions of you and everyone you know. "I would tell him that. I would tell him, 'What are you doing?''" Adding that the monstrous phoenix simply has "too many colors," Lopez stated with urgency the necessity for tattoos (specifically gargantuan back tattoos!) to be "cooler."

Jennifer Garner, another ex-partner of the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice star, expressed her own frustrations with Affleck's back ink in her cover story interview for Vanity Fair. "You know what we would say in my hometown about that? Bless his heart,'" Garner said of her ex-husband’s post-relationship ink. Adding that she takes "umbrage" with the common interpretation of the tattoo, Garner said she refused to "be the ashes" to Affleck’s colorful back phoenix.

As for things that are presumably way less awful than that horrendous back tattoo, Affleck will next be seen in that aforementioned indie flick Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. As the Batman to Henry Cavill's Superman, Affleck will brood and hide that tattoo under Zack Snyder's direction. The movie drops on Mar. 25.

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