Matt Damon Faces Backlash Over His Comments on Sexuality

Matt Damon and the Internet really aren’t getting along right now.

Recently, the actor found himself apologizing for interrupting the black producer of Dear White People, Effie Brown, on the season premiere of Project Greenlight.

And now, some people think he should be apologizing for a comment he made about sexuality in Hollywood. In an interview with The Guardian, the actor seemingly implied gay actors should stay in the closet.

Matt, who talked about his wife and four kids in the article, said:

“[I]n terms of actors, I think you’re a better actor the less people know about you period. And sexuality is a huge part of that. Whether you’re straight or gay, people shouldn’t know anything about your sexuality because that’s one of the mysteries that you should be able to play.”

And when asked if he thinks it’s harder for actors to be openly gay in Hollywood, he responded by saying, “I’m sure. When Ben [Affleck] and I first came on the scene there were rumors that we were gay because it was two guys who wrote a script together.”

“I don’t want to, like [imply] it’s some sort of disease – then it’s like I’m throwing my friends under the bus. But at the time, I remember thinking and saying, Rupert Everett was openly gay and this guy – more handsome than anybody, a classically trained actor – it’s tough to make the argument that he didn’t take a hit for being out.”

As can be expected, social media has exploded since the interview hit the web, with people wondering why Matt keeps ‘Damonsplaining,’ as they put it.

Wonder what he’ll say next week?