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Watch: Matt Damon’s Half-Assed Non-Apology On ‘Ellen’ Is Worse Than His Insult

Watch: Matt Damon's Half-Assed Non-Apology On 'Ellen' Is Worse Than His Insult

The folks behind “Stonewall” should write a thank you letter to Matt Damon for stealing their hate thunder. 

Yesterday, we posted about some really stupid comments Damon made in an interview with The Guardian that rather explicitly stated gay actors should stay in the closet. Now, he’s taken to “Ellen” to defend his comments — as opposed to actually apologizing for them.

Seeming noticeably nervous, Damon basically just said he didn’t mean it the way we took it and blamed the “blogosphere” for “taking the ball and running with it.”

A choice quote: 

“I was just trying to say actors are more effective when they’re a mystery. Right? And somebody picked it up and said I said gay actors should get back in the closet. Which is like I mean it’s stupid, but it is painful when things get said that you don’t believe… In the blogosphere there’s no real penalty for just taking the ball and running with it. You know what I mean? You’re just trying to click on your thing. So.”

Hmm… Let’s recap what Damon told The Guardian:

“I think it must be really hard for actors to be out publicly. But in terms of actors, I think you’re a better actor the less people know about you period. And sexuality is a huge part of that. Whether you’re straight or gay, people shouldn’t know anything about your sexuality because that’s one of the mysteries that you should be able to play.”

Sorry it was so painful for you Matt.  How somebody “picked it up” and thought he meant gay actors should stay in the closet (no one said he said they needed to “get back in it” — that’s a bit of a tall order) is beyond us, right?

Watch Matt Damon continue to ruin his long standing solid reputation below, and let us know what you think:


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