That was the first tweet from Ben Affleck’s new Twitter account. The actor received a warm welcome and praise for his work from some.
— Cool Mom Picks (@coolmompicks) June 13, 2012
— ECI (@EasternCongo) June 13, 2012
Yay, Benny's (@benaffleck) on twitter! 15 year old me is freaking out right now.
— Sayyadina (@forteanevent) June 13, 2012
Others took the opportunity to make some funnies. Who can resist some Hollywood mocking? We can’t!
Ben Affleck arrived on twitter just in time to bring awareness to the Congo. Whew!
— Mike Meech (@meechone) June 13, 2012
Now's the time to revel in the fact that you have more followers than Ben Affleck.
— Stefan Becket (@becket) June 13, 2012
Ben Affleck joined Twitter today. That's one more avenue though which he can be famous… until Matt Damon joins.
— Cecy Correa (@cecycorrea) June 13, 2012
— rob delaney (@robdelaney) June 13, 2012
— Jason Whyte (@jasonwhyte) June 13, 2012
Ben Affleck's on Twitter now, so nobody bring up Gigli, you guys! And say nice things about that duck that always talks about him.
— Mr. Anthropy (@Zwolf666) June 13, 2012
I love that @BenAffleck is now on Twitter, but I assume Casey will eventually come along and I’ll like his account more.
— Jensen Karp (@JensenClan88) June 13, 2012
Ouch! Sibling rivalry instigator!
Let's all make @BenAffleck feel welcome on twitter (tweet as many Gigli quotes as you can remember).
— Chris LeRoux (@thechrisleroux) June 13, 2012
i'll only follow @benaffleck if he doesn't talk about "issues" all the time and also types everything with a boston accent. jk <3 u bb
— Not A Heather (@false_rumors) June 13, 2012
Sorry, no such luck! He followed up his first tweet with some drool bucket-worthy praise for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Of course. Oh, Hollywood.
— Ben Affleck (@BenAffleck) June 13, 2012
One Twitter user leaves us with an excellent exit question.
.@BenAffleck Was Shakespeare in Love part of you pact with Satan or just an elaborate joke played on movie-goers by Miramax?
— Charles Z. (@cgz79) June 13, 2012
Keep watching his feed to find out!