Matt Damon Admits He Stopped Using the 'F-Slur' After His Daughter Explained Why It's 'Dangerous' - E! Online

Matt Damon Admits He Stopped Using the 'F-Slur' After His Daughter Explained Why It's 'Dangerous'

8/2/2021 3:24:00 AM

Matt Damon Admits He Stopped Using the 'F-Slur' After His Daughter Explained Why It's 'Dangerous'

'It's a fair point. Anybody should be offended by that behavior,' Matt Damon shared after revealing he used a slur that upset his daughter. She would later educate him on why it's 'dangerous' to use.

, "When I meet a straight man, that split-second assessment--would they say that word to you, would they say it about you, what if they thought you'd never hear it--is still something I'm hardwired to do. An extra safety-check for many of us. For decades."

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I want to know what word Matt Damon has replaced f****t with.— billy eichner (@billyeichner)August 1, 2021"I'm not piling on Damon; his journey's his journey; whatever," Mark continued. "But if any straight folks wonder why some gay people seem a little braced, consider. Even Matt Damon. Someone who, FFS, has worked in Hollywood for decades had that word sit easily in his mouth until 2021. That's why."

Markadded, "I want people to understand the cost of that word, and the threat in that word, and if this helps them get it, good."At this time, Matt hasn't publicly commented on the backlash to his remarks. E! News has reached out to his reps, but we haven't received a response.

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I applaud his HONESTY. Can't change the past, we can only move forward and do better. And that's what he's doing. And I am glad he's spoken out bc there are still SO many people, who think Fggot is an acceptable term to use when joking around. It is not. Remember when a fag was a cigarette? We should just be glad he stopped saying something that could hurt and/or demean people not bash him

That is twice I am reading about him. Sick of this shit.🙄 Lol. He thought he was going to get some type of WOKE points for this. Oh Man! Matti is getting it today. He's my dude too. He's really the only SOB out of all these Boston actors I support. Jason Bourne is like my prep-school John Wick. I don't even think hardcore homophobes use that word anymore. That's just carzy! 🙄🤦🏾‍♂️

Boston born and too much time in Oklahoma filming STILLWATER. What do you expect? In all these decades, no one else has ever said a word to him about this?!? His wife, his friends, no one?!?🤯 Wow. And it was always a slur against gay people. It was used to call someone gay as a slam. Matt knows that.🙄

Why would he even say that out loud He needed a child to call him out and educate him like it was some amazing revelation he’d never considered. What an embarrassment. It’s like he wants to be forgiven for being a dick, and also, condoning a rapist!

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I didn’t know this and I’m so glad you shared- further inspiration for me to stop cussin!!! 🎥👽🤭 A 50 year old man wants to pretend he JUST learned homophobic slurs were “wrong” from his CHILD, and expects us to congratulate him? Nope. Uh uh. Nada. Does he want a medal? Yes and his generation also needs to stop calling people ret**ded or a re**rd as well. The fact that he needed his daughter to enlighten him says a lot about him. I thought these Hollywood Celebs started the Woke movement. Yet they seem to be the ones that need to be woke,

the fact that his child had to teach him, a grown ass man not to use a slur against the gay community is disgusting! Weak!

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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?

Matt Damon Says Daughter Taught Him Not To Use 'F-Slur For A Homosexual' Months AgoWe repeat: months ago. I heard the word all the time in the 90s. I also heard tons of other slurs for race and gender. Times change. The people so quick to cancel someone now had parents who used the same words 30 yrs ago. Rather than cancel him, congratulate his kids for not repeating his ignorance.