Matt Damon Clarifies He Never Personally Used the 'F-Slur' Following Controversial Remarks - E! Online

Matt Damon Clarifies He Never Personally Used the 'F-Slur' Following Controversial Remarks

8/3/2021 6:23:00 AM

Matt Damon Clarifies He Never Personally Used the 'F-Slur' Following Controversial Remarks

Matt Damon spoke out for the first time after his 'f-slur' remarks became a hot topic. In a statement to E! News, he said, 'To be as clear as I can be, I stand with the LGBTQ+ community.'

"To my admiration and pride, she was extremely articulate about the extent to which that word would have been painful to someone in the LGBTQ+ community regardless of how culturally normalized it was," Matt shared. "I not only agreed with her but thrilled at her passion, values and desire for social justice."

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The award-winning actor made it clear that he's "never called anyone 'f----t' in my personal life." Moreover, he clarified that "this conversation with my daughter was not a personal awakening.""I do not use slurs of any kind," he explained. "I have learned that eradicating prejudice requires active movement toward justice rather than finding passive comfort in imagining myself 'one of the good guys.' And given that open hostility against the LGBTQ+ community is still not uncommon, I understand why my statement led many to assume the worst."

He added, "To be as clear as I can be, I stand with the LGBTQ+ community."Theo Wargo/Getty ImagesInThe Sunday Timesinterview, Matt spoke about the differences between his generation compared to Gen Z and other age groups."The word that my daughter calls the 'f-slur for a homosexual' was commonly used when I was a kid, with a different application," he told the newspaper. "I made a joke, months ago, and got a treatise from my daughter. She left the table."

Initially, he defended himself: "I said, 'Come on, that's a joke! I say it in the movieStuck on You!'""She went to her room and wrote a very long, beautiful treatise on how that word is dangerous," he explained. "I said, 'I retire the f-slur!' I understood."

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Okay. It took his PR team to days to come up with a defense. Ask him who gave him the first ideas for good will h.? So his he calling his daughter a liar? Liar… do your jobs and call him out journalism Busted How can he retire it if he didn’t say it? His daughter wrote up an essay telling him why it’s wrong to say a word he’s never used? Weird kid… 🙄 Or, Damon stuck his foot in it again.

Matt Damon says he recently stopped using the 'f-slur for a homosexual'Matt Damon is facing backlash after revealing in an interview that he only stopped using the 'f-slur for a homosexual' months ago after his daughter taught him 'how that word is dangerous.' I say it all the time !!! I just said it ! Snd again and again haha it’s fun !!! Omg i am gonna open a coffee house snd call it that 😀 so f bucks 😀I am a Fcking genius 'backlash' lol. somehow it is still ok to disrespect the hell out of old white guys. and 'boomers' somehow the dingbats think that's ok. shut up f---!!! lol He didn’t know before ?

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