Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez have been called racists for their ‘plantation wedding’

At the actor’s 87-acre estate in Georgia, celebrity couple Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck exchanged vows in a lavish ceremony. People, however, were not pleased with the location the pop star and the “Gone Girl” actor picked for their wedding.

At the actor’s 87-acre estate in Georgia, celebrity couple Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck exchanged vows in a lavish ceremony. People, however, were not pleased with the location the pop star and the “Gone Girl” actor picked for their wedding. The area, which was constructed in 2000, was said to have been planned to look like a plantation in the southern antebellum period. Affleck’s ancestor Benjamin Cole, who is said to have owned several enslaved African-Americans, was discussed in a 2015 episode of the “Finding Your Roots” series.

In 2018, after attempting to keep the knowledge a secret, the actor reportedly sought to sell the mansion for $8.9 million. The property has a 6,000-square-foot home deep water port, a 10,000-square-foot guest house, and equestrian amenities. In 2019, he reduced the price to $7.6 million, but it still did not sell, thus he ultimately took the listing down.

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Once they learned the facts, Internet users immediately attacked the pair. Even one of them named the couple “saying, “I don’t find it surprising that J.LO and Ben got married on a plantation… Both exude racial energy.” One further, “Again, here we are. Affleck and JLo are getting married in THE BIG HOUSE on a plantation. a house located on former slave territory. We learned about Ben’s family’s depraved history of slave holding through the PBS programme Ancestry.”

“Weddings held in a “plantation style” are just as repugnant and unacceptable as those held in slave quarters. They need to be pointed out. Additionally, J. Lo is increasingly recognised as a white Latina. This Gone with the Wind BS wouldn’t have the support of anyone with a real Abuela, “One more detractor tweeted. Another user said, “wedding on a plantation? J.LO will always remain mute.”

One Twitter user said, “I hope nothing but happiness for Jen and Ben but am terribly saddened by their choice of the location ‘plantation house’.” They appear to be unconcerned with the tragedy and brutality it represents, in my opinion. On August 20, the couple had a second wedding reception for relatives and friends. Affleck donned a black and white tuxedo, while Lopez looked magnificent in a white Ralph Lauren couture gown with a long train and veil.