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Larry Wilmore Mocks Ben Affleck's Ancestral Cover Up: 'His Ancestors May Have Owned Mine'

04/21/2015 10:21 am ET | Updated Apr 21, 2015

The host of "The Nightly Show" skewered actor Ben Affleck on Monday for turning "positively Nixonian" after finding out that he had a slave-owning ancestor on a 2014 episode of the PBS series "Finding Your Roots."

"It turns out his roots were a little too close to 'Roots' roots," Wilmore joked, before chastising Affleck for allegedly trying to censor the information, according to emails leaked during the great Sony hacking scandal of 2014.

Wilmore pointed out that other celebrities, like CNN's Anderson Cooper, have stumbled upon a similar revelation and acknowledged it accordingly. To further drive his point home, Wilmore summoned a vision of Affleck's great-great-great-great grandfather to the desk to find out who should really be embarrassed in the family.

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