[Blind Gossip] This actor is a popular and likable guy.
He received word that some things he had said a while back were going to be made public.
If that had happened, the public reaction would have been shock and condemnation. No matter what kind of excuses or apologies he made, he would have been “cancelled.”
So what did our movie star do?
He got ahead of the story!
He re-framed it using a completely different party, and made his apologies as if he was some enlightened being who had learned a valuable life lesson.
Now when someone comes forward accusing him of using bigoted speech, the public reaction will likely be a shrug. It will seem like the accuser is just rehashing something that’s already been dealt with. Everyone else will have already moved on.
So if you were wondering why our actor made this weirdly random revelation, wonder no more!
The proactive solution was unpalatable… but much better than the reactive backlash he would have received had he not done it!
Similar: Drunk Man Hunting
[Optional] Smart move?
Damon. This is why he’s been quiet for couple years. . Maybe he needs some cancelling- that slur has been off-limits for a long time. If he’s still using it, that’s real bad.
Damon, of course. Think he’s a decent guy, have met people who have worked with him, but gossip has always been that he played for both teams back in college…… No one likes to throw the F-word around like folks who are afraid of being accused or recognized as gay or bi. Doesn’t matter if it was 25 years ago, no leading man wants to get painted with that brush.
Also, he made a big deal about saying LGBTQ actors should not talk about their sexuality a couple of years back…. while feeling free to talk about his wife and children… pretty clear that this topic is something of a landmine for him.
Definitely Matt Damon. I thought it was a strange story to let out about himself…but now it makes sense. If a past tweet or bit of footage was going to resurface. .smart move. I can’t get too bent out of shape. It isn’t a word he should use,but he seems like a decent guy otherwise. A Chrissy Tiegen with YEARS of bullying and abuse = Cancelled. But Damon? Apologize and move on.
That is Matt Damon
Actor: Matt Damon
[Optional]: Yes, very smart move.
I’m not speaking on this specific case, but in MOST situations, I don’t think people should be punished for something they said years ago. People can, and often do, change their perspectives and behavior over time. If nobody can find any evidence of offensive speech in the past 3-5 years, I think we can assume that the person has reformed themselves.
I don’t think this was years ago…it’s pretty recent.
Matt Damon. No matter what he did, he comes off looking bad.
Smart Move? I guess time will tell. But the whole statement was ridiculous.
Is it Matt Damon and the thing about his daughter telling him not to use the word “f*”?
Smart move? Nah. He shouldn’t use this word in the first place. I remember using it as a teenager not really knowing what it means, and around people that are now open homosexual. And I am deeply sorry and I regret it from the bottom of my heart, because I’m in no way homophobic and maybe made other people around me feel bad. I see that now as an adult and I wish I would have realized this years…
Matt Damon, who apparently just stopped using the f-word/slur. I heard that on the radio and was like why the hell is he admitting to everybody that he only just stopped saying that?! Now I know. What an idiot. Smart move, though.
Matt Damon. I was wondering why has he said what he’s said? Now it makes sense. Well, it’s an expected and probably yes, smart move. What could he have done?
matt damon-worth giving it a try-
everyone needs to quit apologizing already
Is it Matt Damon? Suddenly he’s everywhere apologizing because his daughter brought his damaging hate speech to his attention.
It surprises me because he’s played in movies where characters were either gay or sexually undefined.
Actor: Matt Damon (his use of the f-word homophobic slur).
Optional: very smart move – he’s taken control of the situation and while there’s some damage, it’s limited in comparison.
The offensive F word! Referring to LGBTQ community! Used his daughter as a cushion..”she showed him err of his ways…
Nah…LGBTQ not here for his dumb excuses. And it really is dumb. I mean, he had no idea it was offensive? Maybe he should perform at the Grammy’s with Elton John?..
People used to use degrading words all the time and while it’s good that we slowly change that, I don’t think people should be cancelled for that. It was just another mindset and people change, too.
Some people nowadays are just too much, they would get a stroke if they saw a series like “Little Britain”
Matt Damon claiming his daughter educated him about using the derogatory term ‘f*’.
Who doesn’t know that’s offensive?! He doesn’t live in that much of a bubble. He knew full well what he was doing.
Yes it do think it was very smart. He reframed the whole narrative surrounding his use of the word. Now any allegation can be responded to with a “but I already said I didn’t understand it was offensive but am now enlightened and won’t do it again.”
Interesting, as I questioned why he would do something so stupid as ‘cancel’ himself and make it seem like his daughter taught him a lesson. Stupid decision all around; if more information comes out about his use of homophobic slurs, he will likely be condemned even more.
It will be brushed under the carpet, he’s too bankable to cancel.
Actor: Matt Damon
Smart move: No. It’s phony. People need to stop feeding the beast known as cancel culture.
We can’t change history so stop with the cancel culture!
Matt Damon using his daughter to realise using the term ‘f*’ is offensive.
I don’t know what’s worse using that term in 2021 or using his daughter as a smoke screen.
He had us fooled for a while, as the good guy, the smart one. But since he made some comments on the Me Too movement… Not enlightened at all.
But to his fans and general public, this move will probably work.
Matt Damon. Yeah, admitting it before it’s exposed is a best thing, but we still know you’re an idiot. Better not to use these words in the first place.
Matt Damon? I think there’s something about one of his kids correcting him for using a bigoted term.
Think it’s a smart move in these days of cancellation. Wonder if publicists etc are now trawling through age old interviews to check for any potentially damaging comments.
don’t know, honestly i couldnt care less about matt damon. he’s just meh to me
Matt Damon and a certain “f slur” which his daughter taught him it wasn’t appropriate to say.
Actor: Matt Damon re his homophobic slurs.
Smart move? Yes, even if a little transparent.
Matt Damon. Very weird story that his daughters made him stop saying the slur.
Matt Damon revealing his daughter convinced him to stop using the f slur months ago.
‘I have never called anyone f* in my personal life’: Matt Damon says he ‘stands with the LGBTQ+ community’ after backlash over his use of the homophobic slur in a conversation with his daughter just months ago – what a liar. He doesn’t want to be cancelled and knows it was coming out. What a low life.
Ahh…this gives Matt Damons “F-slur” comments much more context
Matt Damon. Come on, dude.
Matt Damon and his recent tale of his daughter writing an essay to him about how awful the use of the f* homophobic slur is. After reading it he has been “educated” and promised his daughter to never use it again. What a great parenting moment (sarcasm intended). I did wonder if something was about to be released to make him come up with such an obvious PR statement, looks like I was right 🙁
So that’s what Matt Damon is rambling about.
Smart move? No.
Op- yes… he saved himself against cancel culture wolves- for now.
Suzy Kew says
Matt Damon using the word fag.
Matt Damon, using the other f word. Yes smart move. I was wondering why he had randomly disclosed that.
Matt Damon . Using his daughter to deflect his wrongs. Claiming his daughter went to her room and wrote a treatise to read to him and make him repent . He is So pretentious with his BS . He’s a fraud like all the others . No a single honest person in celebrity land
esmerelda b says
Matt Damon. He repeatedly used the F-word, not the 4-letter one, the longer one denigrating gay men. He teenage daughter called him out on it. The problem is not his use of the word, which he promised to stop using, the problem is he still thinks it in his head. Amazing for someone who has been in the acting world for 30 years.
Optional : no idea if it was smart or not. This whole world is living constantly like it is opposite day
I’m thinking it’s Matt Damon with the story about his daughter writing an essay on homophobic slurs after she heard him say it or whatever it was.
Smart move getting ahead. I think many of us have said things in the past that we would cringe over being brought up in the media.
marlin ruj says
Matt Damon and his story about his daughter making him realize the f slur for gay is offensive.
The always insufferable Matt Damon. I don’t like him or his movies! I don’t buy that he’s JUST realizing this year through the “wisdom of his daughter” that the f-word is dehumanizing to the LGBTQ+ community. He’s a liar and is just trying to cover his a*.
Matt Damon, apparently has used the f***** word about gay people up until a couple of months ago. I guess it defuses the effect a little by him being the one to break it but it still doesn’t look good.
Matt Damon. smart move ? probably, still doesn’t excuse him.
Actor :Matt Damon. Said his kid corrected him recently when he used the word f****t instead of gay, he even claimed she wrote a paper about it or something. It sounded very weird, who doesn’t know that’s an insult? I think it will affect the way people see him to some extent. How much who knows? Don’t like Damon on a whole lot of levels.
Good for him on getting ahead of things!
This cancel culture business is totally out of hand!
Very calculating move and one I think will pay off.
Matt Damon. VERY smartly done. His PR firm deserves a holiday bonus for that slick pre-reveal.
Might be a smart move but he’s still received a fair bit of criticism, thankfully. He was over for me when he made his comments about sexual assault. He seems generally pretty clueless.
I wondered why in the hell Matt Damon was admitting to something so incriminating basically out of left field. Smart move.
Matt Damon. He was using the “f word” to describe gay people. He said the word in front of his daughter and she wrote him a note explaining why he shouldn’t use that word.
Or that’s the story he told. I thought it was weird that someone would use that word in 2021 or at all. How would that even come up in an interview? Everyone on twitter is not believing his story.
Exactly I don’t remember NOT knowing the word was offensive. I hope the person comes out about it anyway, the story he gave sounded incredibly contrived and weird. No famous person reveals stuff like that unless they feel pressured to.
High Steppa says
Matt Damon. Yep, smart move!
Matt Damon. Not surprised.
If self-serving means smart, then yes.
Actor: Matt Damon
Matt Damon…will it help? Depends on how BAD his statements were and how recent…
Sounds like Matt Damon and his recent revelation that his daughter told him to stop using a certain gay slur (f—). I thought everyone had stopped using that word years ago, because it’s, you know, a slur. But apparently not.
Still going with Matt Damon, although both he and Ben Affleck love to play the smartest guys in the room.
I’m not getting any clues.
Actor: Matt Damon
I was wondering why that was randomly in the article about him on people lol
Matt Damon. So does this mean he’s using his daughter for the narrative that she was offended at him using the f-slur and wrote him a lengthy letter as to why he needs to stop? That’s pretty bad on both fronts – using it in the first place and then making up a story about his daughter. I’m his age and grew up where the term was considered funny. I haven’t said it myself in at least 25 years since I found out it’s offensive and derogatory. I’m ashamed I even thought it was funny as a kid.
Matt Damon. Ugh.
Matt Damon. He recently admitted to use the “f-g” word but said his daughters told him it was not cool so he stopped using the bad word. Smart move.
Matt Damon and the F-word gay slur. That seemed SO weird and random for him to bring up out of the blue, but now it makes perfect sense if someone else was going to out him for it or had video of it.
Matt Damon. “F*”
Matt Damon, his daughter told him using the term F*t for gay people is not acceptable…..shockingly he had used that term only a few weeks ago…
Smart, because a lot of people have used words and phrases that were inappropriate at some point. Pretending you never did when you know someone could prove you wrong is incredibly stupid. Own up, take responsibility, and don’t do it again.
Matt Damon handled it brilliantly. We grew up in a time when people used words differently. Now we acknowledge the pain it can cause and do better.
Weird Harold Monster says
Matt Damon. *eyeroll*
Took him long enough. I’ve only heard that word spoken one other time since the ’80’s-from Isaiah Washington. Surely Damon should have learned at that time.
This would be Matt Damon, who I thought knew better. How disappointing using the derogatory f word. No excuses.
Mr. Matt Damon. I was so confused as to why he was talking about that
Matt Damon…a pretty transparent move..I guess he wants to maintain “Good Will”
Matt Damon… saying his daughter enlightened him that the homophobic slur he “used” to use was not ok
Smart move but I hope public is not that stupid
It’s not his first mistake
It was fairly obvious this was not a random apology. He knew he had to jump in front of the impending revelation. Of course it was a smart move. Especially with a new movie coming out.
Smart PR move sure, but I think the public discourse is still “wha? He was still using that word? WHY?” And the answer likely has something to do with his Southie roots. Matt Damon has never done or said anything that would indicate he’s a bigot, so I don’t really care one way or the other.