Matt Damon clar­i­fies his ‘gay’ com­ment

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Matt Damon (left), who is fac­ing a back­lash over his com­ments about sex­u­al­ity in Hol­ly­wood, wants the world to know that he does not think gay ac­tors should stay in the closet.

Dur­ing a pre­taped ap­pear­ance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Damon said the com­ments he made about gay ac­tors in a re­cent in­ter­view have been taken out of con­text. “I was just try­ing to say ac­tors are more ef­fec­tive when they're a mys­tery, right?” the Mar­tian ac­tor said. “And some­body picked it up and said I said gay ac­tors should get back in the closet. Which is like, I mean it’s stupid, but it is painful when things get said that you don’t be­lieve. You know what I mean? And then it gets rep­re­sented that that’s what you be­lieve,” he said. Damon also re­called how ear­lier in his ca­reer, he and his Good Will Hunt­ing cowriter and co-star Ben Af­fleck dealt with ru­mours that they were gay. He added that in to­day’s media land­scape, “There's no real penalty for just tak­ing the ball and run­ning with it. You know what I mean? You’re just try­ing to click on your thing.”

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