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Ben Affleck Shocked Republican Party Is Using 'The Town' Clip In Debt Talks!

Wed, July 27, 2011 4:21pm EDT by Chloe Melas Add first Comment
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Ben’s rep tells that Ben can’t decide whether it’s a ‘compliment’ or the ‘ultimate repudiation’ — but he thinks they chose the wrong film!

Ben Affleck is a bit confused … and so are we! The actor, who is currently in Turkey working on his upcoming film Argo, learned that House Republicans were using a scene from his 2010 film The Town to encourage members to “back” Speaker John Boehner‘s debt ceiling plan.

“I don’t know if this is a compliment or the ultimate repudiation,” Ben’s rep tells us on his behalf. “But if they’re going to be watching movies, I think The Company Men is more appropriate.”

Ben is referring to his other 2010 hit about a man who loses his job and has to struggle to support his family during the recession.

This is similar to when Tom Petty threatened legal action when Michele Bachmann used his 1977 hit “American Girl.”

Maybe the republican party should ask before “borrowing” these pieces of art for their political agenda?

— Chloe Melas

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