Matt Damon is under fire for revealing that he recently stopped using homophobic slurs. He shared that happened after his daughter called him out. The actor revealed that the f word was a common part of his vocabulary.
In a recent interview with Sunday Times, Matt shared the reason behind him using the homophobic slur. The actor explained that the word was commonly used when he was a kid with a different application. He also revealed that he used to use the slur until a few months ago and received a treatise from his daughter for it.
The actor said, “I made a joke, months ago, and got a treatise from my daughter. She left the table. I said, ‘Come on, that’s a joke! I say it in the movie ‘Stuck on You!’’ She went to her room and wrote a very long, beautiful treatise on how that word is dangerous. I said, ‘I retire the f-slur!’ I understood.
He also revealed that the changing form of journalism has enabled him to be more conscious. The 50-year-old revealed that it did not matter what he said before because it did not make the news. However, he claimed that shift might be a good thing so he will shut up more. But his confessions did not please the online community. Tell us about that one person who you thought will never be homophobic.
Many users on social media criticized him for being oblivious to homophobia throughout his life. Matt has four kids, Alexia, Isabella, Gia and Stella with his wife Luciana Barroso. The actor is prominent for more than just his acting skills in Hollywood. He is a producer as well as a screenwriter. The actor rose to fame after his 1997 American drama, Good Will Hunting.
He has starred in iconic films like Saving Private Ryan, Ford v Ferrari, The Departed, Invictus, The Martian, The Talented Mr. Ripley and Dogma, among others. He is also recognized for the Bourne franchise and the Ocean’s trilogy.
The actor has won critical and commercial success throughout his journey. He has won two Golden Globes and one Academy Award. The producer also has a huge fanbase across the globe but his fans have been disappointed with him after this. After the interview, Matt was under fire and faced severe backlash on social media.
Users mentioned that his lack of knowledge is unexpected because he graduated from the prestigious Harvard University. He has also portrayed queer roles onscreen. Matt got heavily trolled for being ignorant all these years. We do not know if Matt will take on more responsibility for his actions but the reactions are flooding online.