Matt Damon after getting his butt kicked from the women of the #MeToo movement, scrambles, and hides. He was a no-show at an important engagement.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably heard Damon get himself in a lot of trouble with the ladies of the #MeToo movement.
The #MeToo movement has been raging on for several months now and is likely not slowing down anytime soon. It’s probably best not to get in their way or critique them in any way just to be safe.
Well, poor Matt Damon didn’t steer clear of the topic, and it turned around biting him in the rear end.
Two men who have been caught up in sexual assault allegations are the same two that Damon has been close to throughout his career: Ben Affleck, and Harvey Weinstein. What’s the saying? Birds of a feather flock together. Judge an individual by the company he keeps.
Damon not realizing how close he’s tied to these two decided to speak out for men. Big mistake. Big big mistake.
He pointed out on ABC with Peter Travers that the men being accused are being put into “one big bucket” and then said that there is a “spectrum of behavior.”
“You know, there’s a difference between, you know, patting someone on the butt and rape or child molestation, right?” he said in the interview. “Both of those behaviors need to be confronted and eradicated without question, but they shouldn’t be conflated, right?”
“All of that behavior needs to be confronted, but there is a continuum. On this end of the continuum where you have rape and child molestation or whatever, you know, that’s prison,” he said. “That’s criminal behavior, and it needs to be dealt with that way. The other stuff is just kind of shameful and gross… I just think that we have to start delineating between what these behaviors are.”
That was enough for Alyssa Milano to tweetstorm Damon. Again, it’s apparently clear to stay clear of this #MeToo speeding train.
“We are in a ‘culture of outrage’ because the magnitude of rage is, in fact, overtly outrageous. And it is righteous,” Milano wrote.
“We are not outraged because someone grabbed our asses in a picture. We are outraged because we were made to feel this was normal,” Milano continued. “We are outraged because we have been gaslighted. We are outraged because we were silenced for so long.”
Not only did Milano comment but so did Damon’s ex-girlfriend Minnie Driver. When she heard what he said she tweeted “God God, Seriously?” From there she didn’t hold anything back, that’s for sure.
She continued, “Gosh it’s so *interesting how men with all these opinions about women’s differentiation between sexual misconduct, assault, and rape reveal themselves to be utterly tone deaf and as a result, systemically part of the problem( *profoundly unsurprising).”
Apparently, the slap and back slap from Milano and Driver was enough to send Damon into a tailspin. He was so distraught by the backlash he received that he skipped out of his own movie premiere.
Damon, 47, did not attend the Monday night premiere for his latest sci-fi movie Downsizing at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood, days after being widely mocked for arguing that men who didn’t engage in sexually predatory behavior were not receiving enough attention.
“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**tload 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 said in an interview with Business Insider. “I don’t do that, and most of the people I know don’t do that.”
So what was the reason given for Damon being missing in action?
A representative for Paramount Pictures told The Hollywood Reporter that the Oscar-winning actor was “dealing with an ongoing family matter,” with sources claiming his father was ill.
Uh huh. Likely story. Oh wait is that a tail I see tucked between your legs there Matt?