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Matt Damon Apologises For Diversity Comments After Social Media Furore


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Matt Damon has issued an apology after he appeared to downplay the importance of diversity in the movie industry. The actor and budding director is a judge on the HBO reality show 'Project Greenlight', and was heavily criticised on social media for comments he made to fellow judge and film-maker Effie Brown when talking about a movie that they were considering approving, with the hashtag '#damonsplaining' trending soon afterwards.

On last Sunday’s episode, Brown, who produced 2014’s award-winning Dear White People, was urging caution in green-lighting a movie in which “the only black person” is a “hooker who gets hit by her white pimp”, and urged the selection of a different creative team to take the project forwards to ensure that this wasn’t a racial stereotype.

Matt DamonMatt Damon caused a social media backlash after his comments on last weekend's 'Project Greenlight'

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