Matt Damon Only Recently Stopped Using The “F-Word” Thanks To His Daughter

August 2, 2021 / Posted by:

In a new interview for The Sunday Times, proud “father of daughters Matt Damon really thought he was doing something when he boasted that he no longer speaks his mind in interviews for fear of being taken out of context, even though he went to Harvard and has an Oscar. He then proceeded to Liam Neeson his way into an absolute shit storm by proudly offering that he has only recently stopped using the F-word. And not the good one that his publicist has probably been repeating ad nauseam since they heard the news.

It’s been years if not forever since 50-year-old Matt’s said something in the press that didn’t garner immediate eye-rolling/eye daggers, but now we’ve learned, through no fault of our own, that the same principle can be applied to the Damon household as well. And, like Liam Neeson before him, Matt told on himself of his own volition. via Yahoo!:

Matt Damon says the recent cultural shift has taught him to “shut the fuck up more” — including “retiring” a homophobic slur from his vocabulary.

In a new interview with the Sunday Times, the Oscar winner, 50, admits he stopped using what he called the “f-slur” after one of the four daughters he shares with wife Luciana protested.

“The word that my daughter calls the ‘f-slur for a homosexual’ was commonly used when I was a kid, with a different application,” Damon told the U.K. newspaper. “I made a joke, months ago, and got a treatise from my daughter. 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.”

So not only are Matt’s “dad jokes” so offensive they send his children running from the room, he doesn’t even write his own material. Instead, he rips them from his vast catalog of flops. Rarely does someone tell you so much about themselves in so few words. “a homosexual” for one. “A different application” for two. “Months ago” for three. “I understood” for four (see #2). I, being in possession of superior journalistic curiosity and integrity, sought to find the origin of Matt’s joke only to find that he probably wrote the Common Sense Media summary for Stuck on You himself.

Although a theme of the movie is tolerance, the word “fag” is used as an affectionate insult to someone who is not gay.

Well shit, Matt. Help me understand. How is he still so bad at this?! Not even Marky Mark has slipped up this badly and accidentally let us see what’s behind the candelabra. And here’s Matt doing it repeatedly. Yahoo! adds:

Damon also reflected on other controversial remarks he’s made. Amid the rise of the #MeToo movement, the Good Will Hunting actor made comments regarding the allegations against Harvey Weinstein, the former film producer who helped catapult Damon to stardom and is now serving a 23-year prison sentence. In 2017, Damon said, “As the father of four daughters, this is the kind of sexual predation that keeps me up at night,” which prompting swift criticism. Now, he sees why every person should be horrified by Weinstein’s actions, not just fathers.

“I understand,” he said, referring to the backlash he received. “It’s a fair point. Anybody should be offended by that behavior.”

Recognizing the changing shape of media and how quickly his public comments can be turned into headlines, Damon also said that “20 years ago, the best way I can put it is that the journalist listened to the music more than the lyrics [of an interview]. Now your lyrics are getting parsed, to pull them out of context and get the best headline possible. Everyone needs clicks.”

Ah yes, the good old days when a white man could sing his song of cultural dominance so loudly it drowned out any voices that dared to ask “wait, did he just say what I think he said?!’” Matt’s lucky Ellen DeGeneres is still around a little while longer. Even though she’s “a homosexual,” she’s helped him out before when people complained that his lyrics were terrible and offensive. Now if he can just find a Black person, a female, and an Asian person, he’ll have all his bases covered!


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