“I never denied those rumors because I was offended and didn’t want to offend my friends who were gay—as if being gay were some kind of f-cking disease. It put me in a weird position in that sense. The whole thing was just gross. But look, there have been great signs of progress—the fact that Anderson Cooper and Ellen DeGeneres can come out so beautifully and powerfully, and it’s a big f-cking deal that it turns out nobody gives a shit. If Liberace were alive today, everybody would love his music and nobody would care what he did in his private life. Like with Elton John.”
Apparently back in the day, back when Matt Damon and Ben Affleck first came on the scene, everyone thought they were gay, and subsequently, everyone asked them if they were. And then, as we just read, Matt Damon took great offense because it’s just not a big deal and shut up about it. Basically, this is why I love Matt Damon.