NYPost: Late summer and early fall clearly aren’t Matt Damon’s seasons. How else to describe the actor-producer’s two-pronged tussle with the thought police over his recent comments about diversity and sexuality within the entertainment industry.
Two weeks ago Damon was forced to apologize after repeatedly interrupting black female producer Effie Brown during a heated discussion on diversity in cinema on his television show “Project Greenlight.”
And this week Damon has come under fire for supposedly discouraging gay actors from coming out of the closet.
As in most cases where media and minority status collide, the truth is far more complex. As he explained on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” today, Damon wasn’t telling gay actors to hide their sexuality, but merely suggesting that a bit of Tinseltown mystique can actually boost a talent’s appeal and longevity. “I was just trying to say actors are more effective when they’re a mystery,” he says. more here