Ben Affleck Breaks His Silence On His Slave-Owning Ancestor Controversy — Read His Post Explaining The Decision To Exclude Parts Of His Family Tree
Last week, Wikileaks complied 173,000 emails from the Sony hacking, and shined some unfavorable light on Ben Affleck in regards to his appearance on the ancestry show Finding Your Roots.
An email exchange between a Sony executive and the show's host Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (aka "Skip") details that Affleck wanted to leave out a slave-owning relative of his from the PBS series.
After becoming the topic of discussion, the Oscar-winner broke his silence this week on requesting a controversial branch of his family tree be left out of the program. The actor wrote on his Facebook: