Leftist actor Matt Damon is learning that having a different opinion from the rest of his tribe is not tolerated.
A petition has been started to remove his cameo from the upcoming feminist reboot titled Oceans 8, which will be like the “Oceans” movies before it but with an all-female cast (because Hollywood has run out of original ideas).
Nearly 17,000 signatures have been added to the petition that seeks “to toss Damon’s Oceans 8 cameo where it belongs: on the cutting room floor.” That’s because the actor has been very loose with his opinions about the Hollywood sex abuse scandals. Also, the petition labels Damon an “enabler” of disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein because he allegedly tried to “squash” a 2004 New York Times report exposing Weinstein.
More recently, Damon has upset his leftist cronies for defending the vast majority of men in Hollywood who aren’t sexual abusers:
“There’s a difference between, you know, patting someone on the butt and rape or child molestation, right? Both of those behaviors need to be confronted and eradicated, without question, but they shouldn’t be conflated, right?
“We’re in this watershed moment, and it’s great, but I think one thing that’s not being talked about is there are a whole shitload of guys — the preponderance of men I’ve worked with — who don’t do this kind of thing and whose lives aren’t going to be affected.”
Minnie Driver, who appeared with Damon in Good Will Hunting, lashed out at her co-star and former boyfriend, saying:
“If good men like Matt Damon are thinking like that then we’re in a lot of fucking trouble. We need good intelligent men to say this is all bad across the board, condemn it all and start again.”
Actress Alyssa Milano, who is responsible for propelling the #MeToo movement on Twitter, added:
“We are not outraged because someone grabbed our asses in a picture. We are outraged because we were made to feel this was normal…
“Sexual harassment, misconduct, assault and violence is a systemic disease. The tumor is being cut out right now with no anesthesia. Please send flowers.”
The petition to oust Damon from the film was likely inspired by director Ridley Scott, who edited out all of Kevin Spacey’s parts in his finished film All the Money in the World and reshot with a new actor, Christopher Plummer. Spacey faced multiple sexual assault allegations and has been shunned from Hollywood. Damon doesn’t stand accused of sexual misconduct, but because his thoughts aren’t in line with his fellow actors on the matter, he, too, is pariah and must be dealt with.