Ben Affleck becomes a meme again with his ‘miserable’ expression at the 2023 Grammys

We’re barely two months into 2023 and a new Ben Affleck meme has already appeared.

In case you missed it, Ben Affleck was spotted at the 65th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 5 looking like he’d rather be elsewhere.

The Missing girl actor attended the 2023 Grammys with wife Jennifer Lopez, who presented the award for Best Pop Vocal Album. The newlyweds sat at the front of the stage, allowing cameras to capture every interaction and memorable expression.

In fact, the Massachusetts native inspired yet another meme when he was spotted at the Grammys with a blank expression and seemingly staring off into the distance as his wife danced in her chair to Stevie Wonder’s hit “Higher Ground.”

Unsurprisingly, Affleck’s less than enthusiastic response to the musical tribute to Berry Gordy and Smokey Robinson inspired thousands of memes, with Grammy viewers sharing their amused reactions on Twitter.

“Ben Affleck looks like he’d rather be with Dunkin,” read a poignant tweet from journalist Philip Lewis.

“Ben Affleck looking miserable with J-Lo at the Grammys gives me life,” said another Twitter user, while one person wrote, “No matter how bad your day is, I promise you are not as miserable as Ben Affleck now at the Grammys.

“I’m crying, why does Ben Affleck look like he’d rather die than be there,” said another.

Others found Affleck’s deadpan expression quite relatable, as some people compared the Grammy Awards to any other work event.

“Ben Affleck is every man at his wife’s work party,” one user tweeted, while another wrote, “Ben Affleck at the Grammys is me when I need to make a zoom call.”

For those who don’t know, Ben Affleck first achieved meme status in 2016 with the infamous “Sad Affleck” meme. The meme in question comes from an interview he co-hosted with Henry Cavill, in which the pair were asked what they thought of their film’s mixed reviews, Batman vs Superman.

Although Cavill eventually answered the question, Affleck sat silently next to him, looking despondent. The clip was edited into a viral video, which zoomed in on Affleck’s face as Simon and Garfunkel’s “Sound of Silence” played in the background.

Affleck became a meme again in 2020 when he was photographed struggling with his order of Dunkin’ iced coffee and Munchkins delivered to his door. Not to mention the iconic photo of Affleck despondently smoking a cigarette that is now a popular meme.

During his (first) honeymoon with Jennifer Lopez in July 2022, Affleck inspired yet another meme when he was photographed half way through his nap while on a Seine River cruise.

“Ben Affleck really endured years of memes spilling Dunkin’ Donuts to come out the other side passed out on a boat married to Jennifer Lopez,” one fan said at the time. “Incredible.”

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