Matt Damon explains to black female producer why we don’t need diversity in filmmaking. World rolls eyes.

Matt Damon explains to black female producer why we don’t need diversity in filmmaking. World rolls eyes.
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Come on, Matty D. You always seemed like the rational, chill counterpart to your wildcard twin brother Ben Affleck. Why did you have to let us down? 

On Sunday night's episode of Project Greenlight, an HBO reality show where Damon and Affleck produce a budding filmmaker's movie, Matt Damon made some remarks about diversity that immediately lead everyone on Twitter to sigh in perfect unison before getting to work making gifs.

In the clip above, Effie Brown, a veteran film producer who is also a black woman (and the only person of color in the room), urges the other producers to consider how a potential director will treat the lone black character in the movie. Matt Damon responds by interrupting her and teaching her a lesson on diversity. He insists:

When we're talking about diversity, you do it in the casting of the film, not in the casting of the show.

Okay, bro. So the plan is to make a diverse movie by not giving any decision-making power to diverse filmmakers, right? Cool strategy.

The Internet quickly showed support for Brown in the best way the Internet knows how: funny gifs.

Selma filmmaker Ava Du Vernay joined the gif convo:

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And Brown thanked everyone for "getting a great conversation started."

Hopefully there will be further interesting discussions and gifs to come.

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