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Matt Damon has shielded himself from online angst

Sonny Bunch


Foreign Dispatch

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Matt Damon's unwillingness to open an account on any of the main social media platforms leaves him blissfully unaware of any criticisms he may receive. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire

Matt Damon's unwillingness to open an account on any of the main social media platforms leaves him blissfully unaware of any criticisms he may receive. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire

Matt Damon's unwillingness to open an account on any of the main social media platforms leaves him blissfully unaware of any criticisms he may receive. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire

There’s something morbidly amusing about watching Matt Damon – good Hollywood liberal and regular Democratic supporter – run into a right-on blockade every couple of years.

His most recent sin? Saying he just learned to stop using a certain slur about gay people (it begins with an “f”). Despite these repeated controversies, Damon always bounces back. There’s an important lesson here: the best way to avoid the internet’s rage is simply to stay offline.


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