WATCH: Matt Damon Explains Racial Diversity to Black Filmmaker from a Couch of White Men
According to Matt Damon, the racial diversity quota of a film set is substantial as long as it’s seen on-camera.
In conversation with the producer of Dear White People Effie Brown regarding the director’s treatment of a black character in her film, Damon “whitesplains” his definition of racial diversity as such:
“When we’re talking about diversity, you do it in the casting of the film, not in the casting of the show.”
And the internet was not pleased.
— D-Dub (@silkyd67) September 14, 2015
“Well actually, let me tell you how diversity should work, only black woman in the room.” – Matt Damon
— Ferrari Sheppard (@stopbeingfamous) September 14, 2015
To clarify, this is Matt Damon trying to school the producer of Dear White People on diversity in Hollywood. Irony overload. — Glen Coco (@MrPooni) September 14, 2015
Watch the cringeworthy moment in the video from TMZ featured at the top of the page.