Hollywood liberal, Matt Damon, is under fire for comments he made about “diversity” on HBO’s “Project Greenlight.”
Social justice warriors flocked to Twitter to criticize the actor after he got in a discussion about the importance of diversity with Effie Brown, a prominent black film producer.
The reality TV show “Project Greenlight” focuses on a group of filmmakers who provide scripts to a panel of prominent Hollywood actors and producers who then select a winner. The winner gets a $3 million budget to move forward with their script.
While discussing a script in which the only black character was a prostitute who is beaten by a white pimp, Brown suggested it was important to consider the script’s lack of diversity.
That’s when Damon ran afoul of the PC police.
“When we’re talking about diversity, you do it in the casting of the film, not in the casting of the show,” he said.
Hollywood magazines, social media activists, and pretty much all other liberals who saw the clip seemed to believe Damon was saying diversity only matters on the screen, not behind the camera.
In a separate interview, however, Damon said he was trying to explain that diversity shouldn’t be a consideration for purposes of the competition, according to NBC.
“Ultimately and suddenly if you change the rules of this competition at the 11th hour, it seems like you would undermine what the competition was supposed to be about, which is about giving somebody this job based entirely on merit and leaving all other factors out of it,” He said. “This is strictly a film making competition.”
The PC police, however, weren’t buying it. #Damonsplaining was trending on Twitter by the next day as racially-sensitive liberals quickly took advantage of his comments to blast the actor for “white privilege.”
It’s tough being politically correct all the time.
Even for liberals like Matt Damon.