Sexual Harassment Isn't a Joke - Remove Matt Damon from Oceans 8

Lawrence Kim
December 22, 2017

"I'm a fan of his", Damon said of C.K., who has recently acknowledged masturbating in front of women without their consent, "but I don't imagine he's going to do those things again".

Matt Damon has been caught in the fangs of Twitter users for weeks now after he publicly demonstrated how clueless and hypocritical his understanding of the current moment in Hollywood is.

Damon denied trying to bury the story and claimed he had no idea of the allegations against Weinstein, who helped make him an global household name.

Referencing the actor's alleged involvement in trying to kill a 2004 story about Harvey Weinstein's predatory history, the petition claims Damon's appearance in Ocean's 8 would "trivialize the serious nature" of the allegations. He further stated, "Both of these behaviours need to be confronted and eradicated without question, but they shouldn't be conflated". "Gosh it's so interesting how men with all these opinions about women's differentiation between sexual misconduct, assault and rape reveal themselves to be utterly tone deaf and as a result, systemically part of the problem (profoundly unsurprising)". She also added that a man - or anyone else for that matter - can not speak on behalf of any woman's abuse. The petition, which has almost reached its goal of 18,000 signatures, reads, "This behavior is beyond enabling - it's just gross", referring to the 47-year-old actor's comments on sexual abuse that were deemed not appropriate by many.

Damon came under fire following an interview on ABC News in which he talked about the sexual harassment scandals that have come to light in recent months.

It was really fun seeing Damon in the movie and it's good to know he had a good time.

"Damon's inclusion (in the movie) would trivialize the serious nature of the charges against sexual abusers like Weinstein - a show of massive disrespect for the fearless women speaking out", the petition read.

Harvard-educated Damon, 47, is the father of four daughters, including a child from a previous relationship of his wife.

Ocean's 8 stars Sandra Bullock, the estranged sister of George Clooney's character, Danny Ocean, who ensembles a crew of women to pull off a heist at the annual New York Met Gala.

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