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Matt Damon criticised for his comments on sexual misconduct

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Matt Doman feels that decent actors in the Hollywood are going unnoticed as heavy attention is given to ‘sexual predators’.

He said, “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*** load of guys — the preponderance of men I’ve worked with — who don’t do this kind of thing and whose lives aren’t going to be affected.”

“We are not outraged because someone grabbed our asses in a picture. We are outraged because we were made to feel this was normal.”

“If I have to sign a sexual-harassment thing, I don’t care, I’ll sign it,” he said. “I would have signed it before. I don’t do that, and most of the people I know don’t do that.”

Damon also said he would make decisions about working with someone who has been accused of sexual misconduct on a “case-by-case basis”. Damon came under fire when he made comments in his interview last week.

The actor said: “You know, there’s a difference between, you know, patting someone on the butt and rape or child molestation, right? Both all of those behaviours need to be confronted and eradicated without question, but they shouldn’t be conflated, right?”

Read more: Harvey Weinstein hit by new sexual misconduct lawsuit

His comments offended scores of people. Damon faced harsh criticism on Twitter.

Alyssa Milano who has been a crucial support to the ‘Metoo’ campaign replied to his comments on Twitter. The actor-cum activist referred to ‘sexual misconduct’ as cancer.

She said I have been a victim of each component of the sexual assault spectrum of which you speak. They all hurt. And they are all connected to a patriarchy intertwined with normalized, accepted — even welcomed — misogyny,” Milano wrote.

Read more: Sexual harassment: A true picture

“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.”


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