Matt Damon is throwing his hat in the ring when it comes to the #OscarsSoWhite controversy.
Talking to the Associated Press, Matt says the movie industry has “a long, long, long way to go” when it comes to diversity and that Hollywood must do “much, much, much, more” to reflect the audiences who watch movies.
“We’re talking about huge systemic injustices around race and gender that are a lot bigger than the Oscars,” Matt said. “They’re massive issues in our industry and in our country.”
His comments are a bit different from those he made back in September regarding diversity in filmmaking. In fact, Matt ended up apologizing for challenging producer Effie Brown who argued that a script dealing with sensitive subjects like prostitution should have a diverse directing team behind it.
Matt then suggested that diversity should be handled in “the casting of the film, not in the casting of the show.”
If you forgot, watch the cringe-worthy moment below.
Matt Damon speaking over the only black person in the room so he can explain diversity to her is SO WHITE it hurts pic.twitter.com/iaQStYZ0ij
— Glen Coco (@MrPooni) September 14, 2015
But hey, at least he’s championing proper diversity now…right?