Matt Damon has revealed that he has stopped using what his daughter calls the “f-insult for a homosexual” after a recent joke by the actor prompted his daughter to write “a very long and beautiful treatise. on the dangerousness of this word “.
In an interview with the UK Sunday opening hours released today, Damon recalls how the term offensive to gay people was “commonly used as a child, with a different application.”
But when he used the term in a joke “months ago”, she let him see that he had made a mistake.
“I made a joke months ago and got a treaty from my daughter. She left the table, ”recalls Damon. “I said, ‘Come on, this is a joke! i say it in the movie Glued to you! ‘ She went to her room and wrote a very long and beautiful treatise on the dangerousness of this word. I said, ‘I’m taking the f-slur off!’ Understood.”
The anecdote returned as Damon, currently starring in the thriller directed by Tom McCarthy Still water, discusses changes in modern masculinity, and reflects on comments he made about the sexual misconduct allegations against Harvey Weinstein.
After saying, “As a father of four daughters, this is the kind of sexual predation that keeps me from sleeping at night,” he has been criticized, with commentators claiming that anyone, whether you are a father of daughters or not , should be offended.
Speaking to Sunday opening hours, Damon said, “I understand. This is a fair point. Everyone should be offended by this behavior.
And he goes on to reflect on how what he says in interviews might be analyzed now more than it was two decades ago.
“Twenty years ago, the best way I can say is that the reporter listened to the music more than the lyrics. [of an interview]. Now your lyrics are analyzed, to take them out of context and get the best possible title, ”he says. “Everyone needs clicks. Before, what I said didn’t really matter, because it didn’t make the headlines. But maybe this change is a good thing. So I closed the f- even more.
Hollywood journalist has contacted Damon’s reps for further comment.