Matt Damon’s a no-show amid #MeToo backlash
MATT DAMON has ditched an appearance at his own movie premiere after a bruising week in which he was branded ‘dense’.
The Bourne star was due to attend the opening of his new film Downsizing in LA — but instead he seems to have downsized his own appearance to, er, zero.
Matt is the film’s lead, but a representative for Paramount Pictures told the Hollywood Reporter that he was a no-show because he is ‘dealing with an ongoing family matter’. His father is said to be ill.
But many will conclude that Damon is keeping a low profile after comments he made last week — about there being a ‘spectrum’ of sexual assault behaviour — were described as ‘utterly tone deaf’ by his ex-girlfriend and Good Will Hunting co-star Minnie Driver.
Not content with having riled his ex, Matt further stoked many people’s ire by calling for more reporting on the ‘s***load of guys… who don’t do this kind of thing’.
Numerous commentators have pointed out that these decent guys shouldn’t need a pat on the back for doing the right thing and suggested that it might be wise for Damo to, ahem, Downsize his comments on the matter.
Will And Grace star Deborah Messing told him: ‘It’s not about you,’ while Rose McGowan, who has made allegations against disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein, branded Damon ‘dense AF’.
Author: Anna Thomson