Forget about Dunkin’ Donuts iced coffee, we need to talk about Ben Affleck’s controversial soda habits.
On June 19, Jennifer Lopez posted a touching tribute to her fiancé on Instagram, writing, “Happy Father’s Day to the most caring, loving, affectionate, consistent, and selfless Daddy ever.” The caption went along with a video mashup of sweet moments between the couple, who rekindled their early aughts relationship in April 2021. Cute and normal, right?
Well, after a closer look, fans noticed something that honestly feels illegal in some footage from Affleck’s home office: a fountain soda machine that includes both Diet Pepsi and Diet Coke. This shouldn’t even be possible! According to Slate, Coke and Pepsi products are not compatible in the same soda dispenser for reasons that sound very technical and make little to no sense to me (read for yourself here).
Long story, short: this is likely a custom-made soda machine that someone went “the extra mile” to build. This means Affleck really wanted both options. But why?!
You’d have to ask him! For now, the internet has some thoughts. Twitter user @kath_krueger, whose original tweet about the soda fountain has gained 32,000 likes, described the actor as a “chaos king.”