Fox News’ Greg Gutfeld accused Matt Damon of grabbing a “pitchfork” against Brett Kavanaugh, slamming the actor for his mockery of the Supreme Court nominee in a “Saturday Night Live” skit.
Damon must have had “amnesia” in the dig at Kavanaugh, the co-host of “The Five” said in his monologue on Monday, blasting his appearance on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” as the judge, angrily speaking before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
“Instead of facing a mob, you just grab a pitchfork, like Matt Damon did,” Gutfeld said, as he contrasted Damon’s performance to that of musical guest Kanye West, who faced the liberal SNL crowd wearing a “MAGA” hat and slamming the criticism leveled at supporters of President Donald Trump.
“When someone sacrifices their street cred and offers themselves up for ridicule from the cool kids so others might not be targeted, that’s brave,” Gutfeld said of West who faced the wrath of the left after his remarks and set off another explosive outcry as liberals attacked his tweet on the abolition of the 13th Amendment.
Damon’s mockery on the same show was the polar opposite of brave, Gutfeld said.
“Would Damon behave differently if he were the accused?” Gutfeld asked, as he played a telling clip of the actor declaring he would “be scorched-earth” to defend himself in a similar situation.
“If you make claim today to me, I’d be scorched-earth. I’d go, I don’t care if it costs me $10 million dollars… you’re not taking my name from me,” Damon said in the 2017 interview.
“Someone has amnesia,” Gutfeld said, shaking his head.
“So if Damon were accused he’s scorch the earth just like Kavanaugh did, but once the chips were down, Damon happily scorched Kavanaugh instead,” Gutfeld added. “Cowardice and hypocrisy – the gulf between fearful, virtuous public expression and hidden private terror.”
He noted how many politicians, actors and public figures have been unjustly accused and feel the pain that Kavanaugh is experiencing.
“Matt should ask his friends – ‘Hey Ben, were you ever accused of something and it was unjust?'” Gutfeld concluded. “Imagine how many of them fight back tears and anger. It’ll be quite a performance. Maybe Matt can mock that, too.”
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