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Ben Affleck's blame game and response, plus more stars who had the biggest cringe-worthy moments of 2021

Wonderwall Logo By Mark Gray of Wonderwall | Slide 1 of 23: A swing and a miss! Every year, a crop of celebrities make some boneheaded decisions, and 2021 was no different. Wonderwall.com is following a time-honored tradition and looking back at the stars who gave us the most cringe-worthy moments of the year, starting with this A-lister... Ben Affleck linked his long-chronicled struggle with alcohol to the demise of his relationship with ex-wife Jennifer Garner. Nothing like playing the blame game, eh Benny?! During a Dec. 14 interview for "The Howard Stern Show," the actor said he felt "trapped" in his marriage so he turned to booze. Ben, who's been sober for several years now, said he'd still be drinking if he were married to Jen. "Part of why I started drinking was because I was trapped," he said. "I was like, 'I can't leave because of my kids, but I'm not happy, what do I do?' And what I did was [I] drank a bottle of scotch and fell asleep on the couch, which turned out not to be the solution." Fans tore into Ben for his comments, pointing to the fact that Jen was a rock for him during his struggles nd multiple relapses and even drove him to rehab in 2018 after they'd split up. Ben also said he has love and respect for his ex. "We did our best. I knew she was a good mom, and I hoped she knew I was a good dad," he said. "I had to get sober, and I acknowledge that." But some fans were still very unhappy with Ben. The next day on Dec. 15, the actor-director responded to the backlash during an appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," saying it "hurts my feelings" that what he felt was an amazing two-hour interview was being used and twisted to make him "out to be the worst, most insensitive, stupid, awful guy." According to Ben, "it's the exact opposite of who I am, what I believe, and I would never want my kids to think I would ever say a bad word about their mom."Keep reading to see who else made boneheaded moves this year...

A swing and a miss! Every year, a crop of celebrities make some boneheaded decisions, and 2021 was no different. Wonderwall.com is following a time-honored tradition and looking back at the stars who gave us the most cringe-worthy moments of the year, starting with this A-lister... Ben Affleck linked his long-chronicled struggle with alcohol to the demise of his relationship with ex-wife Jennifer Garner. Nothing like playing the blame game, eh Benny?! During a Dec. 14 interview for "The Howard Stern Show," the actor said he felt "trapped" in his marriage so he turned to booze. Ben, who's been sober for several years now, said he'd still be drinking if he were married to Jen. "Part of why I started drinking was because I was trapped," he said. "I was like, 'I can't leave because of my kids, but I'm not happy, what do I do?' And what I did was [I] drank a bottle of scotch and fell asleep on the couch, which turned out not to be the solution." Fans tore into Ben for his comments, pointing to the fact that Jen was a rock for him during his struggles nd multiple relapses and even drove him to rehab in 2018 after they'd split up. Ben also said he has love and respect for his ex. "We did our best. I knew she was a good mom, and I hoped she knew I was a good dad," he said. "I had to get sober, and I acknowledge that." But some fans were still very unhappy with Ben. The next day on Dec. 15, the actor-director responded to the backlash during an appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," saying it "hurts my feelings" that what he felt was an amazing two-hour interview was being used and twisted to make him "out to be the worst, most insensitive, stupid, awful guy." According to Ben, "it's the exact opposite of who I am, what I believe, and I would never want my kids to think I would ever say a bad word about their mom."

Keep reading to see who else made boneheaded moves this year...

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