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Matt Damon Admits He Just Recently Stopped Using the 'F-Slur'

Matt Damon is facing backlash after admitting he just recently stopped using an offensive anti-LGBTQ slur.

8/2/2021 7:36:00 AM

Matt Damon is facing backlash after admitting he just recently stopped using an offensive anti-LGBTQ slur.

The 'Stillwater' actor is stirring controversy after opening up about why he quit using an anti-LGBTQ slur.

over the weekend. As part of a larger discussion about the shifting landscape of Hollywood and cultural sensibilities -- and "changes in modern masculinity" -- Damon shared a story with the outlet about his own use of an offensive term that he's now retired.

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According to the actor, his daughter (whom he did not name) called him out for using what she termed"the f-slur for a homosexual," and penned a letter to the actor that convinced him to quit using it."I made a joke, months ago, and got a treatise from my daughter," recalled Damon, who shares three kids -- daughters Isabella, 15, Gia, 12, and Stella, 10 -- with wife Luciana Barroso."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."It's unclear which of Damon's daughters penned the"treatise" that changed his mind, but the actor did explain why he was still using the term as recently as a few months ago.

"The word that my daughter calls the 'f-slur for a homosexual' was commonly used when I was a kid," Damon said, "with a different application."Damon's admission drew quick criticism on social media, with many questioning why he felt the term was OK in the first place, and why it took him so long to realize how offensive it can be. Others questioned why he chose to tell that story at all.

ET has reached out to Damon's rep for further comment.So Matt Damon just figured out "months ago", by way of a "treatise" from a child, that he's not supposed to say the word f*ggot. Read more: Entertainment Tonight »

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Great PR due to new movie release. All media outlets I'm amazed he even brought this up. Vermin troll entire posting histories for nuggets like this and he hands it to them on a silver platter These celebs just love to ruin their own careers 😂 When will people learn that it is not necessary to tell ALL of your personal business? If he's stopped using the word, good for him. Nobody would've known this if he hadn't have opened his trap.

It amazes me that he did not understand that there would be backlash. Has he been living in that large of a bubble? They are so quick to stop people saying the F word for gay people but not the N-word for Black people y’all are funny man 👎😂😂👎🤦‍♂️

Matt Damon reveals his daughter recently inspired him to stop using the 'f-slur'The 50-year-old actor and star of the new film 'Stillwater' revealed that 'months ago' he stopped using the homophobic slur for gay men. Recently? How did he not stop this a long time ago? And the F-word. Both vulgar

Matt Damon Says He Stopped Using Homophobic F-Slur Just Recently Matt Damon says he stopped using the word in recent months. Someone probably has a tape of him saying it so this is a preemptive move. These comments are funny to me, because people act like it's hard to just be respectful, Christians get mad when they are under attack yet want to be homophobic, straight white males are the same whine when they get attacked but want to say slurs, how about just respect others? I honestly think he was trying to highlight how young people can teach the Elders how to nix certain words from your vocabulary. Shall we move on to the R-word. I bet no one coming after him can claim they haven't used the R-word in the last 10 years.

It Took a 'Treatise' to Get Matt Damon to Stop Saying the F-WordThe actor admitted he only stopped using “the f-slur for a homosexual” a few months ago, at his daughter's request Hold on while Google that. Oh, Matt. I did not know of the word, “treatise” before now. I have known for many years of the negative history of the word he seems to be ignorant of. So, it’s likely that well-vocabularied Matt just never cared. Does he think this is a good story?

Matt Damon Says He Recently 'Retired' The 'F-Slur' After His Daughter Told Him To'I understood.' Took him long enough. Fucknugget He doesn’t understand if a teenager had to explain why it was the right thing to do and his only takeaway is to shut the f**k up.

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Matt Damon Says Daughter Taught Him Not To Use 'F-Slur For A Homosexual' Months AgoWe repeat: months ago. thanks That’s what it took, huh? I chose not to use that word because it’s super offensive to a lot of people. How dim is he that he needs a kid to teach him?