Matt Damon Says He Stopped Using the ‘F-Slur’ After Daughter Wrote Him a ‘Treatise’ on Why It’s ‘Dangerous’
Matt Damon said in a new interview that he stopped using what his daughter calls “the f-slur for a homosexual” after she wrote him a treatise explaining “how that word is dangerou…
In an article posted by theSunday Times, the “Stillwater” actor was discussing “changes in modern masculinity” when he launched into a story about why he stopped using the offensive term, which he says “was commonly used when I was a kid, with a different application.”
“I made a joke, months ago, and got a treatise from my daughter,” Damon told the Times. “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.”
During the interview, Damon also reflected on a previous comment he had made regarding the sexual misconduct allegations against Harvey Weinstein in 2017. Damon had said: “As the father of four daughters, this is the kind of sexual predation that keeps me up at night.” Damon received a fair amount of backlash, with the argument being that everyone should be offended by that behavior, not just fathers of daughters. headtopics.com
Damon then told the Times that he tries to “shut the f– up more” so that what he says doesn’t make headlines.Popular on Variety“Twenty years ago, the best way I can put it is that the journalist listened to the music more than the lyrics [of an interview],” Damon said. “Now your lyrics are getting parsed, to pull them out of context and get the best headline possible. Everyone needs clicks. Before it didn’t really matter what I said, because it didn’t make the news. But maybe this shift is a good thing. So I shut the f– up more.”
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What a bizarre statement. Why is this news? If I were him I wouldn’t be admitting this to anyone and is he telling us so we know how “woke” he is? Just more two-facedness from Hollywood that lives and hides in their own bio-casting bubble in Hollywood Apartheid. Like he had no concept this wasn't a good thing I thought he was from Cambridge, Mass/Harvard area?
Then did everyone clap? I thought queer was a slur, apparently it's a whole fucking identity now, it's hard to keep up This little batch needed to be told by a child not to use that word? In 2021 I hope she can treatise nigger for MattDamon cause you know he uses it... Boosie Damon I'm glad his daughter is raising him well. Any word on giving up racial slurs, or did he drop those years ago and it was just the gay ones that were too hard to quit?
No wonder his line about firefighters from The Departed sounded so natural. Acting! Acting? Wish he could have figured it out himself, though.
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What even is the 'f-slur'? No idea why he said that but I’m all for people growing from their mistakes and it sounds like he’s raised an awesome kid Matt, you could just, you know, stop talking forever. Didn’t even know he was the type to say it congrats on evolving This is an omission you needed to keep to yourself. Glad you're doing better. . .
I can only imagine what other slurs he is saying 🤔🤔🤔 🤔 What “F” word are we talking about? I really hope using “fu$k” doesn’t get you cancelled - or everyone I know is cancelled. So offended that he didn't know to be offended from the beginning by what others are offended by today on behalf of people who might be offended. Comedy is never okay! He MUST be cancelled. Otherwise I'll be offended!
His daughter could save them both a lot of time if she just wrote him a treatise on how to not be an asshole.
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?
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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.
This only proves why I dislike him Fuck or fag 😐 He’s a grown ass man I figured out that you think this particular term was rude and nasty like 40+ years ago Thank you Matt Was this last year? He didn't know that?
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.
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
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?