Duly Noted: MATT DAMON #Damonsplained ‘Diversity’ Debacle – Apologizes That His Comments “Offended Some People”

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It isn’t that Matt Damon’s a jerk and wasn’t born of the identity to effectively and respectively speak on diversity.

…it’s just that the Bourne Identity actor defended [ from his view] what “diversity” was when combating prospective contestant Effie Brown’s statement about the need for diversity in directing being implemented as a part of the show for (one of the characters of the not yet made the film the Project Greenlight contestants will be working on) was African American playing a typically negatively viewed type-cast role.EffieBrown

That being the case, Effie Brown was met with a less than well thought out response by Matt Damon which pretty much stated diversity is important in terms of inclusion in being cast, but not necessarily for directing.

Obviously this caused a social media stir in which Damon did eventually apologize [that his statement] “offended some people,” but fully explained himself:

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.