Hollywood legend Matt Damon has embarked on a controversial crusade for all the good guys out there.
Over the course of the last week, the critically acclaimed performer has furnished the following commentary for reasons that decent society cannot quite figure out.
Monday he told the Business Insider that
“We’re in this watershed moment, and it’s great, but I think one thing that’s not being talked about is there are a whole s—load of guys — the preponderance of men I’ve worked with — who don’t do this kind of thing and whose lives aren’t going to be affected”.
Damon is also not totally adverse to working with people that are facing such allegations.
“That always went into my thinking,” Damon said. “I mean, I wouldn’t want to work with somebody who – life’s too short for that. But the question of if somebody had allegations against them, you know, it would be a case-by-case basis. You go, ‘What’s the story here?”
These comments are a follow up to his questionable statements last week in an interview with ABC.
“I do believe that there’s a spectrum of behavior,” Damon said on Thursday. “And we’re going to have to figure — you know, there’s a difference between, you know, patting someone on the butt and rape or child molestation, right? Both of those behaviors need to be confronted and eradicated without question, but they shouldn’t be conflated, right?”
Matt Damon’s intentions are those of a pragmatist, but the current atmosphere does not dictate that pragmatism is needed.
There is no grey area, no inbetween, either you are against sexual assault, or your not.
Damon’s language is so polarizing, that any positive message he was attempting to communicate will be lost in the backlash.
Earth to Matt Damon, just be quiet on the subject, it would seem you have said quite enough.