Matt Damon admitted he only just recently stopped using an offensive anti-LGBTQIA+ slur because his daughter told him it was taboo.
While the “Stillwater” star was talking about “changes in modern masculinity” with The Sunday Times, he explained he retired the “F-slur for a homosexual” because it’s no longer used the same way as when he “was a kid.”
“I made a joke, months ago, and got a treatise from my daughter. She left the table. I said, ‘Come on, that’s a joke! I say it in the movie “Stuck on You!”‘” Damon recalled.
“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.”
It’s unclear which daughter of Damon’s issued the “treatise.” Damon has three daughters, Isabella, 15, Gia, 12, and Stella, 10, with wife Luciana Barroso. He is also the stepfather to Barroso’s 22-year-old daughter from a previous marriage.
The “Ford v Ferrari” star, 50, faced swift backlash on social media for his comments, with many questioning why he’d even share the story at all.