The blockbuster actor appeared in an ad for a cryptocurrency that was heavily criticized for being “offensive” and “out of the loop.”
Matt Damon’s new commercial use of cryptocurrency has been heavily criticized on social media, with viewers calling it “offensive” and “disgusting.”
The 51-year-old Oscar-winning actor became the face of Crypto.com – a cryptocurrency exchange app – last year and appeared in his first ad for a Singapore-based company.
Although the ad itself was released two months ago, it was featured in NFL games over the weekend, where it clearly reached the general public who took to Twitter to express their furore.
The ad titled “Luck Favors the Brave” shows Damon celebrating famous historians “who take the moment and make it.”
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We see him deliver an inspiring monologue as we walk past explorers climbing Everest, astronauts landing on the moon, and even nods to the Wright brothers’ iconic planes.
“And in these moments of truth, these men and women, these mere mortals – just like you and me – when they look over the edge, they calm their minds and strengthen their nerves with four simple words that have been whispered by the fearless ever since. Roman time: Fortune loves the brave, ”Damon says as“ Crypto.com ”blinks on the screen.
It’s pretty hard to tie cryptocurrency investing to some of the greatest advances in history, and viewers definitely disapproved of that with “Matt Damon,” popular all over the world on Twitter.
While he has enjoyed a spotless career in the spotlight, this is the second time Damon has been criticized in the past year.
In an interview with Sunday Times Damon said in August that he “gave up fucking” just “a few months ago” after his daughter scolded him.
“The word my daughter calls ‘fucking homosexual’ was commonly used when I was a child with a different application,” he said. Time.
“Several months ago I was joking and received a treatise from my daughter. She left the table. I said, “Come on, this is a joke! I say it in the movie I stuck on YouDamon added, referring to the 2003 film in which he plays the Siamese twin opposite Greg Kinnear.
“She went to her room and wrote a very long, beautiful treatise on how dangerous this word is. I said, “I give up the e-daub!” I understand.”
Damon was forced to respond to backlash by issuing a lengthy statement Diversity saying that he does not use “any insults.”
“During a recent interview, I recalled a conversation I had with my daughter when I tried to contextualize for her the progress that has been made – although by no means completed – since growing up in Boston and hearing the word ‘f * g “was used on the street before I knew what it was talking about,” Damon said in a statement.
“I explained that this word was used constantly and casually and even was a line of dialogue in my film as recently as 2003; she, in turn, expressed her disbelief that there could ever have been a time when the word was used thoughtlessly.
“To my admiration and pride, she was very clear about how painful the word would be to someone in the LGBTQ + community, no matter how culturally normalized it was. I not only agreed with her, but also admired her passion, values and commitment to social justice. “
What is cryptocurrency?
Cryptocurrency is a digital or virtual currency that is protected by cryptography, making it virtually impossible to counterfeit or double-use.
Cryptocurrencies are generally not issued by any central authority, making them theoretically immune to government intervention or manipulation, according to Investopedia.