Matt Damon Gives Himself A Cookie For Starting A Conversation About Diversity

Hey, remember when Matt Damon Bostonsplained diversity to the producer of “Dear White People,” Effie Brown, on “Project Greenlight”? In case you forgot, here’s a quick refresher.  Naturally, this did not go over well. In the face of the quick and hot blowback, Damon quickly issued a statement to Variety, which is here, in its infuriating entirety.

“I believe deeply that there need to be more diverse filmmakers making movies. I love making movies. It’s what I have chosen to do with my life and I want every young person watching ‘Project Greenlight’ to believe that filmmaking is a viable form of creative expression for them too.

My comments were part of a much broader conversation about diversity in Hollywood and the fundamental nature of ‘Project Greenlight’ which did not make the show. I am sorry that they offended some people, but, at the very least, I am happy that they started a conversation about diversity in Hollywood. That is an ongoing conversation that we all should be having.”

Oh, okay! Thank you so much, bud. We really appreciate your ham-fisted attempt at smoothing this over and your valiant effort to start the diversity conversation. You’re the best.

[Variety]