Feckless Matt Damon is already backtracking on comments he made about the #MeToo movement. He tried to inject some reason into the debate and was promptly excoriated by enraged feminazis. Instead of standing his ground, he’s choking on his words.
“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…I don’t do that, and most of the people I know don’t do that,” Damon said a few weeks ago.
He’s right. The vast majority of Western men understand how to behave around women. The Harvey Weinstein’s of the world deserve to be outed and shunned, but all men shouldn’t be tarred with the same brush.
Damon, already on thin ice because of his friendship with Weinstein, instantly became Hollywood Boor #1 after his comments were reported.
“We are in a ‘culture of outrage’ because the magnitude of rage is, in fact, overtly outrageous. And it is righteous,” actress Alyssa Milano raged on Twitter.
“We are not outraged because someone grabbed our asses in a picture. We are outraged because we were made to feel this was normal. We are outraged because we have been gaslighted. We are outraged because we were silenced for so long.”
The pressure proved to be too strong; Damon caved almost immediately.
“Boy, that…well, I really wish that I’d listened a lot more before I weighed in on this,” Damon told “Today” show host Kathy Lee Gifford.
”And you know this whole like “Times Up” [movement]…I mean a lot of those women are my dear friends and I love them and respect them and support what they’re doing and want to be a part of that change and want to go along for the ride, but I should get in the back seat and close my mouth for a while.”
(Source: Daily Mail)