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Matt Damon Keeps Pissing Off The Internet, Petition Started To Cut Him From ‘Ocean’s 8’

Matt Damon done pissed off the Internet. Last week, Damon sparked outrage when he said the following:

I mean, look, as I said, all of that behavior needs to be confronted, but there is a continuum. And on this end of the continuum where you have rape and child molestation or whatever, you know, that’s prison. Right? And that’s what needs to happen. OK? And then we can talk about rehabilitation and everything else. That’s criminal behavior, and it needs to be dealt with that way. The other stuff is just kind of shameful and gross, and I just think … I don’t know Louis C.K.. I’ve never met him. I’m a fan of his, but I don’t imagine he’s going to do those things again. You know what I mean? I imagine the price that he’s paid at this point is so beyond anything that he — I just think that we have to kind of start delineating between what these behaviors are.

He also said that not every Hollywood male is a piece of scum, although all of these allegations are proving otherwise.

A new report says that Damon covered up a 2004 story about Harvey Weinstein and his sexual misconduct.

All of this has led to someone starting an online petition to have Damon removed from Ocean’s 8, which is the upcoming film with all-female thieves. Here’s what the petition says:

The all-female reboot of Oceans 8 was supposed to be an empowering film for women. The movie spotlight the talents of its tremendous female cast and showcase the savvy and prowess of its characters.

But that was before allegations that Matt Damon — who has a well-publicized cameo in Oceans 8 — not only ignored but enabled his friend Harvey Weinstein’s inappropriate behavior by trying to squash a New York Times report in 2004 that detailed instances where Weinstein had used his position as a high-powered studio executive to harass and even assault women.

Damon also recently gave an interview where said he’d still work people who had been accused of sexual misconduct, on a “case-by-case” basis. This behavior is beyond enabling — it’s just gross. Matt Damon should not be in this movie.

As of this writing, the petition has 21,126 signatures with a goal of 25,000 signatures.

It seems pretty difficult to cut Damon from a movie that has already been filmed, but I guess they could CGI Steve Carell in his place.

If you really want to boycott Matt Damon, just refuse to see his new movie Downsizing. It already looks terrible.

  • AussieDan

    The problem with common sense is that it isn’t that common anymore, as evidenced by the reaction’s to Matt’s completely common sense position.

  • All_Hoes_Are_Good_At_Math

    is not up to you Erik, to say which type of sexual misconduct was “not as bad” and to establish if Dylan Farrow’s allegations are or aren’t true. Mansplaining sexual abuse to women, and given massive yet not surprising extent of what the #mettoo movement has shown to us. is safe to say all of us have been a victim of in one way or another. So no, not Damon nor you can explain to us was is “not as bad”. The women CK harassed have had their careers and lives derailed by his behaviour that you guys see as “not as bad” as rape. Of course they’re two very different things and nobody is saying that they’re equal. Who is saying they’re equal? becasue they’re being called out publicly? so CK didn’t “deserve” to be called out publicly? I’m not quite getting what’s that you and Damon are whining about? Rapist will get, hopefully, the law punishment they deserve. But also someone as CK committed a felony that actually could be prosecuted, you know? Also those giving pats in the butts are actually committing a felony, becasue its’ workplace and is unwanted sexual attention. That’s punishable by law. It has been tolerated for such a long time that you guys don’t realize is not just “not right” but is actually something the law punishes.

  • BlakeA5

    Saying that bad acts are on a continuum isn’t controversial at all. Saying this?

    “I think you can say that while also saying that maybe what Louis C.K. did wasn’t as bad or even that the allegations that Woody Allen molested Dylan Farrow probably aren’t true.”
    Is complete horseshit. Louis C.K.’s shit is incredibly bad, and he completely deserves what’s happening to him. But above all, if you think that Woody Allen probably didn’t molest Dylan Farrow, you’re either completely misinformed (which at this point, for anyone in media, is gross negligence) or you’re a monstrous asshole. Period.

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