Matt Damon is Getting Completely Ripped Apart for Admitting He Stopped Using ‘F-Slur’ Just a Few Months Ago
Matt Damon is being ripped apart by fellow stars and talking heads after admitting that he stopped using the “f-slur for a homosexual” just a few months ago.
“I made a joke, months ago, and got a treatise from my daughter. She left the table,” Damon told the U.K.’s Sunday Times. “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.”
The star went on to claim that the “f-slur” was “commonly used” during his childhood, yet “with a different application.”
Despite the claim, according to the Anti-Defamation League, The “f-slur” has been saturated with anti-LGBTQ sentiment since the early 20th century.
Celebrities and talking heads were quick to point out that fact after Damon’s unprompted admission, noting that “months ago” was a bit too late to stop using the term.
I want to know what word Matt Damon has replaced f****t with.
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) August 1, 2021
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.
Months ago. pic.twitter.com/g8MRR39yVR
— Travon Free (@Travon) August 1, 2021
my 15-year-old daughter recently wrote me a moving letter urging me to no longer say “matt damon” like they do in team america world police bc it’s offensive
— David Mack (@davidmackau) August 2, 2021
the funniest part of the matt damon interview is when he says that “f*ggot” meant something different when he was a kid bc bro no it didn’t pic.twitter.com/6tMEKVTssN
— matt (@mattxiv) August 1, 2021
This news bit about Matt Damon only recently deciding to stop saying “faggot” after his daughter wrote him a “treatise” on it just makes me sad. Geez. pic.twitter.com/P7VMDsJIcG
— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) August 1, 2021
Matt Damon’s daughter: pic.twitter.com/ddxZ9SS8Xg
— Daniel D’Addario (@DPD_) August 1, 2021
The national news media:
Matt Damon: Y’know I said f*gg*t until like last Tuesday?
— Chase Mitchell (@ChaseMit) August 2, 2021
If Matt Damon’s using homophobic slurs at the dinner table in 2021, you can’t tell me he’s not using racist slurs too.
— Adrienne Lawrence (@AdrienneLaw) August 1, 2021
As a member of the press, I like when celebrities talk to the press, but it’s always illuminating to hear the stories that folks like Liam Neeson or Matt Damon think are humanizing and charming, but actually reveal insulation and isolation (among other unsavory stuff) instead. https://t.co/OZzDlyW72O
— Daniel Fienberg (@TheFienPrint) August 1, 2021
who is going to tell matt damon that he fully starred in a queer classic two decades ago
— rachel syme (@rachsyme) August 1, 2021
matt damon is from boston. when he said he was retiring the f slur from his vocabulary he meant he was hanging its jersey from the rafters in honor
— Kath Barbadoro (@kathbarbadoro) August 1, 2021
Matt Damon at the dinner table pic.twitter.com/mivq33VS6j
— Slade (@Slade) August 1, 2021
the amount of information matt damon’s daughters have had to teach him………..as the daughter of Fathers is more like it
— Morgan A Baila (@morganbaila) August 1, 2021
There’s something very funny about Matt Damon stumbling into a progressive buzzsaw every two years or so like clockwork.
— Sonny Bunch (@SonnyBunch) August 2, 2021
Matt Damon at dinner with his daughters pic.twitter.com/t1uN5KQxu9
— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) August 1, 2021
Matt Damon just couldn’t let Ben Affleck get the attention.
— Akilah Hughes (@AkilahObviously) August 2, 2021
Matt Damon’s daughter has inspired me to stop using the phrase Masshole Douche Canoe. Never too late for personal growth.
— Tim Miller (@Timodc) August 2, 2021
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