Rest easy, kids. We’ve finally heard from Matt Damon on Harvey Weinstein. Now you can sleep at night.
While other A-listers come up with their best excuse as to why they looked the other way (see George Clooney ‘Claims’ He Knew Nothing of Harvey Weinstein’s Actions. Sure… and Quentin Tarantino FINALLY Breaks the Silence on Harvey Weinstein…), Damon went with the “I knew he was a scumbag, but I didn’t know he was this big of a scum bag” route. From GMA,
When people say like, ‘Everybody knew,’ Like, yeah, I knew he was an a—hole. He was proud of that. That’s how he carried himself. I knew he was a womanizer. I wouldn’t want to be married to the guy. But this level of criminal sexual predation is not something that I ever thought was going on. Absolutely not.
So Harvey Weinstein was that one disgusting asshole, but he was your disgusting asshole. Got it, Will Hunting.
In case you need a refresher as to why we don’t take celebrities seriously, the past year alone has given us plenty of examples (see Dear Hollywood: Your Reaction to Weinstein Proves You’re Disgusting, Amoral Hypocrites…). The Weinstein fiasco in particular is dripping with hypocritical faux outrage. Allow us to explain: