Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Matt Damon: You Can't Say That!

Today in Matt Damon Mansplains It All, the Martian star suggests gay actors shouldn’t publicly come out of the closet if they want to be successful. We suggest he stop talking.

Kevin Fallon, The Daily Beast.

The article is actually quite nuanced, but the line 'Damon posits that gay actors should stay in the closet if they want their careers to thrive' is such a silly misreprentation of what he meant.

This article - but of course - caused the inevitable Twitterstorm from hysterical gaybores.

Here's Matt Damon's rather bland comment to The Observer.

“I think it must be really hard for actors to be out publicly. But in terms of actors, I think you’re a better actor the less people know about you period. And sexuality is a huge part of that. Whether you’re straight or gay, people shouldn’t know anything about your sexuality because that’s one of the mysteries that you should be able to play.”

But why not twist it so you can all play the victim and have a jolly good online whine?

PS Obligatory Guardian Cif liberal winky-wank.

Edit: To clarify, I think Matt's point was that great stars tend to be mysterious and enigmatic. That. Is. All.

1 comment:

  1. Just as if Jeremy Corbyn was reported as saying "I think nuking Syria" would be a jolly good thing; why are people not sceptical when told Matt Damon said gay actors should stay in the closet?