Matt Damon issued a assertion on Monday denying he ever frail the be aware “‘ft’ in my deepest life,” despite a contemporary interview suggesting in any other case.
The Stillwater neatly-known particular person sparked outrage on social media after telling London’s Sunday Times that he “retired” the offensive term. Damon is quoted as announcing he “made a silly fable, months previously, and acquired a treatise from my daughter” about what she calls “the ‘f-slur for a homosexual.'” Now, the 50-year-extinct actor insists he’s “never called somebody ‘ft'” and implied the dialog is being taken out of context.
“At some level of a contemporary interview, I recalled a discussion I had with my daughter where I attempted to contextualize for her the progress that has been made — though on no legend completed — since I became rising up in Boston and, as a microscopic bit one, heard the be aware ‘f*g’ frail on the avenue sooner than I knew what it even referred to,” Damon said in a assertion to Yahoo Entertainment. “I explained that that be aware became frail consistently and casually and became even a line of dialogue in a movie of mine as these days as 2003; she in turn expressed incredulity that there could perchance presumably ever had been a time where that be aware became frail unthinkingly. To my admiration and pride, she became extremely express regarding the extent to which that be aware would had been painful to somebody in the LGBTQ+ neighborhood irrespective of how culturally normalized it became. I no longer most practical doubtless agreed alongside with her but thrilled at her ardour, values and desire for social justice.”
Damon persisted, “I even maintain never called somebody ‘ft’ in my deepest life and this dialog with my daughter became no longer a deepest awakening. I fabricate no longer insist slurs of any kind. I even maintain realized that eradicating prejudice requires packed with life movement against justice moderately than discovering passive consolation in imagining myself ‘undoubtedly one of many honest guys.’ And on condition that commence hostility against the LGBTQ+ neighborhood is aloof no longer unfamiliar, I perceive why my assertion led many to settle on the worst. To be as sure as I would even be, I stand with the LGBTQ+ neighborhood.”
The actor shares four daughters with associate Luciana, ranging from ages 21 to 10. He did no longer tell which woman he had the dialog with. Damon introduced up the discussion when telling the U.K. newspaper the unique cultural shift has taught him to “shut the fup more.”
“The be aware that my daughter calls the ‘f-slur for a homosexual’ became steadily frail when I became a microscopic bit one, with a completely different application,” Damon explained. “I made a silly fable, months previously, and acquired a treatise from my daughter. She left the table. I said, ‘Reach on, that’s a silly fable! I train it in the movie Stuck on You!’ She went to her room and wrote a basically lengthy, dazzling treatise on how that be aware is harmful. I said, ‘I retire the f-slur!’ I understood.”
Actor and comic Billy Eichner became among these who reacted to Damon’s interview.