Matt Damon apologizes to PETA, hates bullfighting, doesn’t wear a meat dress. Love him. »
You will never guess what happened to Matt Damon after he attended a bullfight in Mexico City: He got a phone call from PETA, demanding an explanation! To which he responded with not only an explanation, but an apology.
Jane Dollinger for PETA has reportedly stated, “Matt said that he went to the bullfight believing that bullfights should be stopped but felt that he should see the cruelty for himself while he was in Mexico. He said that seeing with his own eyes what these tormented animals go through only reinforced an already strongly held belief that bullfights should be relegated to the history books.
“He also said that he was upset to think that his attendance was in any way construed to be an endorsement of such a barbaric activity.”
Matt Damon at the bullfight.
I’m having a hard time being mad at him for this [Ed. note: Read: Jenny totally wants to hit that! Myself, I don’t buy his, “I didn’t know” routine. Don’t play dumb with me, Matty!]. I mean, bullfights, awful, for real! Good for PETA for getting to the bottom of the situation, right? I guess I could get behind a Matt Damon campaign for PETA. Don’t you want to see Ben Affleck in it too? I miss those guys together. So long as they aren’t wearing leather jackets, feather earrings or some other bullshit in their very special celebrity PETA poster. Ah! Pun not intended.
Actually, I really despise the PETA campaigns featuring celebs who eat meat. It seems hypocritical to me, like “I love animals, stop abusing them, BUT I ALSO REALLY LOVE EATING THEM!” Or, “I’d never wear fur, but I’ll wear a meat dress to an awards show.”
Maybe he should stay away from PETA, but still work to stop this atrocious spectacle of tormenting bulls for entertainment.
In more Matt Damon news, PETA has already addressed his movie We Bought a Zoo [Ed. note: oy, that movie makes me want to vom! War Horse too, War Horse can kiss my ass], and he helped start the charity Water.org.