Ben Affleck says he regrets asking PBS to edit out slave-owning ancestor

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Where do we come from? A fascination for most of us – our history and our ancestors. But for Ben Affleck, digging into his past unearthed more than he bargained for. The Oscar-winning director and

Ben Affleck says he regrets asking PBS to edit out slave-owning ancestor

Where do we come from? A fascination for most of us – our history and our ancestors.

But for Ben Affleck, digging into his past unearthed more than he bargained for.

The Oscar-winning director and actor has apologised on Facebook for editing our an ancestor in a PBS documentary about his history.

It had included a relative of Affleck’s who had owned slaves – something he said he was embarrassed about.

The Hollywood star said he regretted asking for the relative to be removed from the programme.

PBS and the Harvard scholar involved in tracing the ancestry haven’t yet commented.

The revelation about Affleck’s request came to light as part of the Sony Pictures cyber attack last year.

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