Ben Affleck starred as Holden McNeil in "Chasing Amy" where he shared the big screen with Jason Lee as Banky Edwards and Joey Lauren Adams as Alyssa Jones. The 1997 film directed by Kevin Smith revolved around the lives of two longtime friends who bumped into a lesbian comic book artist.

For the 20th anniversary of the romantic-comedy movie, the award-winning director graced the recent Outfest in Los Angeles where he talked about the indie film. Smith also revealed how Affleck and Lee struggled with their kissing scenes for the View Askewniverse series.

Critics react to 1997 comment

According to a Hollywood Life report, the "Argo" actor reportedly said that "a man kissing another man is the greatest acting challenge an actor can ever face." His statement was reported by PAPER magazine which caught the attention of the public including Evan Rachel Wood.

The actress and musician, who is an openly bisexual, shared the now-deleted post and criticized Affleck for a comment he made 20 Years ago. The actress, in a series of tweets, thought his statement was "damaging" and suggested that the actor should know better.

Wood even addressed a user who slammed her for attacking the "Live By Night" actor.

In 2016, the "Mildred Pierce" actress confessed she was sexually assaulted by a significant other during their relationship.

Not only that, Wood opened up she was also raped by a bar owner on a separate occasion. "I don't believe we live in a time where people can stay silent any longer. Not given the state our world is in with its blatant bigotry and sexism," she wrote.

Several users, however, thought it was wrong for Wood to attack Affleck for something he allegedly said two decades ago.

A commenter fired back at the actress and asked that she should read the entire story before she gives her comments.

The controversy over Affleck's comments on his kissing scenes with "Chasing Amy" co-actor came a day after the "Justice League" alum received a Humanitarian Award at the Starkey Hearing Foundation Gala over the weekend.

'Chasing Amy' director speaks up on issue

Smith, on the other hand, called out PAPER magazine for their story about his statements about Affleck. The director emphasized that the comment was made in 1997 and added that there is no way that the actor still shares the same sentiment 20 years later.

The publication also released a statement regarding their story and admitted that the post was taken down because of its "misleading" content.

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