Over the weekend, Matt Damon went to the Sundance Film Festival for an event with Stella Artois. Matty D’s clean-water campaign has joined forces with Stella Artois for collaboration. The collab involves Matt being the face of Stella Artois’s new campaign called Buy A Lady A Drink. The basic gist is that Stella Artois is helping raise money and awareness for clean-water issues, which affects women, because women in developing nations are the ones walking for miles to find clean water. Still, a campaign called “Buy a Lady a Drink” seems a bit… tone-deaf. Almost like they’re making fun of the situation.
Anyway, at the Sundance event, Matty D was available for press, and he was asked by the Associated Press whether he would speak to Emperor Baby Fists about the clean water issue. Matty D said:
“It’s not one we think he’d be against. Foreign Aid in general we’re not sure where he stands because he hasn’t said a lot about it, you know. I think we just have to hope for the best. I genuinely mean that, we have to, you know, I think, obviously, he’s got a pretty full plate right now. Everybody’s going to be coming at him so hopefully we get our turn.”
[Via the AP’s video]
I’m including the video below. I get what he’s saying, which is that clean water should be a bipartisan or at least apolitical issue. But certainly that’s naïve at this point? I mean, SCIENCE is a political issue, CONSENT is a political issue, so why would water NOT be a political issue? I can’t wait to see what bigly words – remember, he has the best words – Emperor Baby Fists says about water.
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