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Matt Damon Addresses Controversy Over Discussing Openly Gay Actors in Hollywood

Matt Damon Addresses Controversy Over Discussing Openly Gay Actors in Hollywood

Matt Damon poses for a photo with Ellen DeGeneres while making an appearance on her show on Tuesday (September 29).

On the show, the 44-year-old The Martian actor addressed the controversy from The Guardian interview where he discussed openly gay actors in Hollywood.

“Yeah it was just in an interview with The Guardian that I literally just found out too, but it was that I was talking about actors are more effective when you know less about their personal lives. And was talking about it in the context of when Ben and I first started and people wrote all these articles, when Good Will Hunting came out, that we were gay because it was two guys who wrote the script. And feeling like oh, well we can’t even like then you have to address it and then it’s like well I’m not gonna throw my friends under the bus, who are gay, and act like it’s some kind of a disease,” Matt said.

“Ya know how do you even address it so you’re always in these kind of weird things. But in this day and age I said this thing to The Guardian and it got turned into and 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. You know what I mean? And then it gets represented that that’s what you believe. Because in the blogosphere there’s no real penalty for just taking the ball and running with it. Ya know what I mean? You’re just trying to click on your thing. So…” Matt continued.

Matt also raised $20,000 for Water.org by doing the “Whip/Nae Nae”

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  • Sandy McFarlane

    Looks like Ellen has become that one friendly day time show that celebrities go to to apologize for something fucked up they did, just like when Justin Bieber was groveling all over her show earlier this year

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  • Guest

    Y’all are such suckers for any opportunity to bitch about nothing.

  • Jenny from the flop

    Damage control

  • liss

    Stop talking just STOP

  • Eeww

    Typical that the media are twisting what he said into something else entirely just to make it sensationalized to get more hits on their sites.

  • Eeww

    So typical of the media to twist & change the meaning of what he actually said just to make it more sensational in order to get hits on their sites.

    Matt Damon is currently promoting his new film The Martian & was already booked to appear on Ellen months ago.

  • Eeww

    Matt is NOT in damage control & is simply explaining what he actually said & how the media have twisted his words.

    Besides Matt was already booked to appear on Ellen months ago as he’s promoting his new movie The Martian.

  • Juan S. Camargo Visbal

    It’s stupid that the media keep doing this. You know what I mean?

  • Petra99

    He really is such a tool.

  • Petra99

    And you know this because you’re Matt?

  • César Cabral

    First it was the argument with the black woman, about discrimination and racism in the movie industry, now is this stupidity.
    Matt is showing a disgusting mentality and now he is trying to salve is face with lies. it´s a shame cause i like very much this actor, but now he just looks a false good guy, a rich withe privileged man that grow up knowing that his life was more easy than the rest, that never understand what means to be discriminated and after all this years still don´t get …
    For me Matt Damon don´t deserve any respect because he simple don´t think he have done or said nothing wrong. he is playing the poor-me-no-one-understand-what-i-said.. i don´t believed. Shame on you, Matt

  • César Cabral

    First it was the argument with the black woman, about discrimination and racism in the movie industry, now is this stupidity.
    Matt is showing a disgusting mentality and now he is trying to salve is face with lies. it´s a shame cause i like very much this actor, but now he just looks a false good guy, a rich withe privileged man that grow up knowing that his life was more easy than the rest, that never understand what means to be discriminated and after all this years still don´t get …
    For me Matt Damon don´t deserve any respect because he simple don´t think he have done or said nothing wrong. he is playing the poor-me-no-one-understand-what-i-said.. i don´t believed. Shame on you, Matt

  • john c buckley sr

    If I know they are gay, I won’t watch. Period. Done.

  • Gelegr

    No, He isn’t Matt, but Matt pretty much said it himself

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