Daily US Times: Actor Matt Damon has said that he only recently stopped using the homophobic “f-slur for a homosexual” after his daughter explained it was not acceptable.
In an interview with The Sunday Times, Damon said that his daughter had written him “a very long, beautiful treatise on how that word is dangerous”, after the actor used it in a joke.
Damon said the f-slur term for homosexual men “was commonly used when I was a kid, with a different application”.
“She left the table. I said, ‘Come on, that is a joke! I say it in the movie Stuck on You!’Damon recalled about the family disagreement.
His daughter then 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.”
American comedian, writer and actor Travon Free suggested online that the actor’s realisation came a little too late.
The comedian, who identifies as bi or queer, posted: “So Matt Damon just figured out ‘months ago’, by way of a ‘treatise’ from a child, that he’s not supposed to say the [F-]word.”
Damon told his “f-word” while promoting the new film called Stillwater, which director Tom McCarthy said was inspired by an American named Amanda Knox’s legal fight to be cleared of the murder of Meredith Kercher.
Knox recently criticised the director and Matt Damon for “profiting” from her wrongful murder conviction.