The poster says “Bring him home,” to which I respond “How about we leave him there?” That is how annoying I find Matt Damon.
Recently, he was caught putting his foot in his mouth for the reality series he produces called “Project Greenlight.” He interrupts an African American woman filmmaker about the value of diversity — he is pro-diversifying casts, but not the folks who write and produce film, preferring quality to speak for itself.
I’m not even go into too much why I think this is a douche bag stance to take. One gossip site I frequent thought the inclusion of this bit meant that he was willing to look imperfect in public. I disagree. I think he included this recording of self-absorbed behavior because he thought it was perfectly okay and has no idea how fortunate he is. He is a citizen of a majority bubble.
All of Hollywood is caucasian. Still, after all this time, after some Asian Americans making in-roads, it’s still mostly white. And note, I like caucasians! But just as I like variety in my food, I like variety in the entertainment I consume. I’m tired of all-white casts. Look at every movie poster — they usually features one or more caucasian faces only. We have many more colors in this society. Can’t we do better? I say that as a very, very lazy Asian. I have far more social conscious activist friends who try to tackle the issue of diversity in many arenas, but for me…I don’t know what my point is. All I want to say is that I plan to spend my money elsewhere, thank you very much.