Matt Damon has revealed he recently stopped using a homophobic slur after his daughter ticked him off for using it.
The Bourne Ultimatum star said he made a 'joke' involving what his daughter calls the “f-slur for a homosexual” just “months ago”.
But after being criticised by his daughter for using the term at the family's dinner table he has decided not to use it anymore.
Damon, 50, told The Sunday Times after she 'left the table', he told her: "Come on, that’s a joke! I say it in the movie Stuck on You !
"I made a joke, months ago, and got a treatise from my daughter. She went to her room and wrote a very long, beautiful treatise on how that word is dangerous. I said, ‘I retire the f-slur!’ I understood."
And he says he had used the slur as it 'was commonly used' when he was a child, but 'with a different application'.
The father to three girls also told how he feels his interviews are scrutinised a lot more than when he started his film career in the mid 1990s.
He said: “Twenty years ago, the best way I can put it is that the journalist listened to the music more than the lyrics [of an interview].
“Now your lyrics are getting parsed, to pull them out of context and get the best headline possible.
“Before it didn’t really matter what I said, because it didn’t make the news. But maybe this shift is a good thing. So I shut the f*** up more.”
Last week Matt made headlines again for making a cheeky jibe at Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez's rekindled romance.
He made it known that he is a big supporter of the genetically blessed pair when he spoke to Extra during the red carpet premiere of his new movie Stillwater.
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And as Good Will Hunting's Ben took part in an interview with SiriusXM's The Jess Cagle Show, days after the film event, he made a light-hearted jibe at his mate as he teased that he 'hates true love.'
During the chat, Jess said: "You're very happy for Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez, I know you love getting asked about that."
Damon grinned as he replied: "Right! But how else would I be? Like, would I be unhappy? Like 'I hate true love, it sucks,'" he joked while laughing.
Continuing to be cheeky, he added: "...I wish them nothing but, you know, hardship," as he smiled.