Actor Matt Damon stated that he has never called anyone a homophobic detractor “f *****”. He revealed in a recent interview that after his daughter’s offensive explanation for defamation made him stop using it a few months ago, he made a comment.
“In my personal life, I have never called anyone’f****t’. This conversation with my daughter is not a personal awakening,” Damon said type“I do not use any form of defamation.”
In his initial interview Sunday TimesDamon said that he “made a joke a few months ago”, used slander to force his daughter off the table and wrote “a long and beautiful essay about how dangerous the word is.”In the conversation with his daughter, he mentioned that he mentioned defamation in the 2003 movie Stuck on you.
Damon read his daughter’s paper.Afterwards, Damon told Sunday Times“I said,’I quit f-slur!’ I understand.”
However, on Monday, Damon further explained his comments.
He said that in the discussion with his daughter, he tried to put the social progress made since childhood into context. Growing up in Boston, he said that he had heard of slander used on the street before he knew what it was referring to.
“Given that public hostility towards the LGBTQ+ community is still not uncommon, I understand why my statement [to The Sunday Times] Leading many people to make the worst assumptions,” he said in his statement. “I learned that removing prejudice requires a positive approach to justice, rather than looking for passive comfort in imagining that you are one of the good people… .. To be as clear as possible, I stand with the LGBTQ+ community. “
Sunday Times Interview leader Social media commenters mock DamonMany people are surprised that the 50-year-old actor has only recently realized the offensive thoughts of defamation.
Activist and writer Charlotte Kramer writes Twitter That interview made her feel sad.
Kramer wrote: “This kind of thing forces me to wonder how many gay and transgender’progressive’ white cis straight men say behind our backs, which is really bad.”
Vulture music critic Craig Jenkins wrote: “Why Matt Damon would freely share that haha.”
Another Twitter commenter named @mattxiv wrote, “The most interesting part of the Matt Damon interview is that he said’f*****’ had a different meaning when he was a kid, brother, no ,But in fact, it’s not.”
Other commenters stated that the interview reminded them of Damon’s comments on ethnic diversity in 2015. In the premiere of the fourth season Project favor, A documentary TV series about first-time filmmakers directing their first feature films, Damon seems to downplay black producer Effie Brown’s concerns about the lack of diversity in their chosen projects.
He later clarified that he did not intend to downplay concerns about ethnic diversity before and after the camera.
Weekly newspaper Contacted Damon’s public relations staff for comments.