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Matt Damon now claims he never used the homophobic ‘f-slur’

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Actor Matt Damon attends the premiere of “Stillwater” at Rose Theatre at Jazz at Lincoln Center on Monday, July 26, 2021, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Matt Damon is insisting that he has never used the homophobic “f-slur” following backlash from a recent interview. He was quoted in a recent interview saying he had stopped using the offensive term when his daughter wrote him a “treatise.” Now, Damon is claiming he never said that via Variety: “I recalled a discussion I had with my daughter… I attempted to contextualize for her the progress that has been made – though by no means completed – since I was growing up in Boston and, as a child, heard the word ‘f*g’ used on the street,” says Damon. “I explained that that word was used constantly and casually and was even a line of dialogue in a movie of mine as recently as 2003; she in turn expressed incredulity that there could ever have been a time where that word was used unthinkingly.” “I have never called anyone ‘f****t’ in my personal life and this conversation with my daughter was not a personal awakening. I do not use slurs of any kind,” Damon continued.

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