Matt Damon is doing damage control after an unsolicited confession regarding a homophobic slur ignited outrage on Twitter this week. In conversation with the London publication, Damon voluntarily divulged that he recently used the aforementioned slur while joking around with his daughter. After the Sunday Times profile dropped, Damon soon began trending on Twitter, which roasted him mercilessly for the admission absolutely no one asked for. Christi Carras is an entertainment reporter at the Los Angeles Times.
After uproar, Matt Damon insists he’s ‘never called anyone’ an anti-gay slur
Matt Damon homophobic slur use unacceptable. We need LGBTQ education.
Matt Damon is promoting his new film "Stillwater," but a recent interview with The Sunday Times put him in steaming hot water instead. Damon shared with the interviewer a lesson his daughter taught him several months ago: that he could no longer use the "f-word" as a slur for gay people. She left the table. I say it in the movie 'Stuck on You! I said, 'I retire the f-slur!
Matt Damon's use of a gay slur in any context in 2021 is unacceptable and embarrassing
The interview first came to my attention in a series of tweets that alleged Damon had admitted referring to gay men using a homophobic slur. In an age when people manipulate reality by taking comments out of context or making them up out of whole cloth, I was skeptical. Before sharpening the guillotine, I wanted to make sure another public figure was not being canceled for no legitimate reason. I tracked down the Sunday Times piece and clicked on it, expecting to find a reasonable explanation — like a character played by Damon, not Damon the man, had used the slur.
Actor Matt Damon has insisted he has never used a gay slur "in my personal life" after being criticised for saying he'd only recently "retired" the word. The Hollywood star told The Sunday Times his daughter had rebuked him for using what she called the "f-slur for a homosexual" in a joke "months ago". In a follow-up statement, the Oscar winner stressed that he had never used the insult against anyone off screen. Damon sparked anger for the original interview , in which he told an anecdote suggesting he had used the word until recently.