Matt Damon used to use a homophobic slur, but that has come to an end at the command of his daughter. Now he has locked that word away and has no plans to use it again.
Damon spoke to The Sunday Times where he dove into many topics. A very interesting note came when he revealed that his use of the F-Word has come to an end. His daughter stepped up and made him drop that hurtful slur.
“The word that my daughter calls the ‘f-slur for a homosexual was commonly used when I was a kid, with a different application,” Damon explained to the publication. He went on to say that he used the word in a joke in front of one of his three daughters, and she protested it. He was just referencing a joke from his old movie.
“She left the table. I said, ‘Come on, that’s a joke! I say it in the movie Stuck on You!’ She went to her room and wrote a very long, beautiful treatise on how that word is dangerous. I said, ‘I retire the f-slur!’ I understood.”
Now Matt Damon is refraining from using that word, and that is probably a good step in the right direction. In the end, Damon also noted that this experience also helped him to “shut the f*ck up more.” That is also probably a step in the right direction.
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