He said that the term my daughter calls the "f-slur to a homosexual" was used in the past, but with a different application. My daughter made a joke months ago and received a treatise.
"She quit the table. "Come on, it's a joke!" I replied. It's what I said in the movie Stuck On You! She went into her bedroom and wrote a long, beautiful treatise about how dangerous that word was.
As The Hollywood Reporter points out, Damon also addressed criticisms he faced from his previous comments surrounding the many allegations against disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein.
"As the father of four daughters, this is the kind of sexual predation that keeps me up at night," he said in 2017 after the many allegations against Weinstein emerged.
He claimed that interview comments are not being received the same way they were 20 years ago. To get the best headline, your lyrics are being parsed.
"Everyone needs clicks. It didn't matter what I said before, since it didn’t make it into the news. Maybe this shift is a positive thing. So, I'm done with the fucking.