Check out this Buzzfeed article in which people tweeted their thanks to Matt Damon for being Asian. The backlash stems from Damon’s role as the apparent “white hero” saving ancient China in “The Great Wall”–another instance of whitewashing in Hollywood. #ThankYouMattDamon started trending on Twitter, with users thanking Damon for Chinese culture.
Some of our favorites are below:
And of course, my own thanks to Matt Damon:
Matt Damon never took me to the hospital when I was sick, only handed me some ginseng. #thankyouMattDamon for building my immune system!