As the reckoning against sexual harassment and assault continues in Hollywood, some people, such as Mayim Bialik, Angela Lansbury, and Stassi Schroeder, have found themselves in hot water for comments that many read as placing the blame on the victims. Now, Matt Damon is facing backlash for a new interview in which he shares some controversial feelings on a number of the high-profile men who have made headlines in recent weeks.

鈥淚 think we鈥檙e in this watershed moment. I think it鈥檚 great. I think it鈥檚 wonderful that women are feeling empowered to tell their stories 鈥 and it鈥檚 totally necessary,鈥 Damon said while appearing on ABC News鈥 Popcorn With Peter Travers. But the Downsizing actor also said that he thinks not all of the allegations carry the same weight, and that some actions 鈥 like those by comedian Louis C.K. 鈥 are 鈥渏ust kind of shameful and gross,鈥 and don鈥檛 necessarily mean someone shouldn鈥檛 get a second chance.

鈥淚 do believe there鈥檚 a spectrum of behavior,鈥 he said. 鈥淭here鈥檚 a difference between patting someone on the butt and rape or child molestation, right? Both of those behaviors need to be confronted and eradicated without question, but they shouldn鈥檛 be conflated.鈥 Damon went on to say that, in C.K.鈥檚 case, by confirming the multiple allegations against himself, he seems like someone who has taken responsibility, and that 鈥渨e can work with that.鈥

鈥淚 don鈥檛 know Louis C.K. I鈥檝e never met him. I鈥檓 a fan of his, but I don鈥檛 imagine he鈥檚 going to do those things again,鈥 Damon added. 鈥淵ou know what I mean? I imagine the price that he鈥檚 paid at this point is so beyond anything.鈥

Throughout the interview, Damon also touched on what he called the current 鈥渃ulture of outrage鈥 and a few of the recent high-profile allegations, including those against Senator Al Franken (鈥渢hat is just like a terrible joke, and it鈥檚 not funny鈥), Kevin Spacey, and the one that started it all, longtime business associate Harvey Weinstein.

鈥淣obody who made movies for him knew. 鈥 Any human being would have put a stop to that, no matter who he was. They would鈥檝e said absolutely no. You know what I mean?鈥 Damon 鈥 who has denied allegations that he was involved in the scrapping of a 2004 NYT story on Weinstein 鈥 said.

Social media responded swiftly to Damon鈥檚 comments, with reactions ranging from defeated to聽incredulous to calling for his cancellation. So far, he has not commented further on the interview.

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