The actor got into a disagreement with Effie Brown on Project Greenlight. When Brown pointed out the stereotypical aspects of the black character in Leo Angelos and Kristen Brancaccio’s project, she mentioned that diversity behind the camera could help the situation. Damon, however, countered with “…when we’re talking about diversity, you do it in the casting of the film, not in the casting of the show.”

I believe deeply that there need to be more diverse filmmakers making movies. I love making movies. It’s what I have chosen to do with my life and I want every young person watching Project Greenlight to believe that filmmaking is a viable form of creative expression for them too.

My comments were part of a much broader conversation about diversity in Hollywood and the fundamental nature of Project Greenlight which did not make the show. I am sorry that they offended some people, but, at the very least, I am happy that they started a conversation about diversity in Hollywood. That is an ongoing conversation that we all should be having.





Karlie Kloss

The model was called out for posing as a geisha in a Vogue photoshoot. Many referred to it as “yellowface.” Ironically, the issue was supposed to celebrate diversity, so many were puzzled as to why they didn’t just get a Japanese model for the photoshoot.

The model herself responded to the backlash on Twitter. “These images appropriate a culture that is not my own and I am truly sorry for participating in a shoot that was not culturally sensitive. My goal is, and always will be, to empower and inspire women. I will ensure my future shoots and projects will reflect that mission.”

The model was celebrating her birthday with dinner at an Asian restaurant. Her sister recorded her holding up a cookie in the shape of Buddha’s face. Gigi then squinted as if to mock the Buddha cookie. The recording was then sent out by Bella on Snapchat. Many slammed Gigi for being racist, so Bella removed the video. Gigi didn’t respond to the backlash but her mother, Yolanda and her boyfriend Zayn Malik defended her on Twitter.


Stephen Amell reacted to comic book writer Tee Franklin’s allegations of racism against him amid the Black Lives Matter movement



Ansel Elgort has denied accusations that he sexually assaulted a 17-year-old girl in 2014 when he was 20 years old. In a statement posted to Instagram, Elgort addressed claims made Friday on Twitter by a woman identified as Gabby, alleging that, though the pair had a brief relationship, he never assaulted her.



Idris Elba

In 2019, the Luther actor expressed his disappointment over the racist outcry he endured when rumors began circulating about him potentially replacing Daniel Craig as James Bond.

"You just get disheartened, when you get people from a generational point of view going, 'It can't be.' And it really turns out to be the color of my skin," he told Vanity Fair.

"And then if I get it and it didn't work, or it did work, would it be because of the color of my skin? That's a difficult position to put myself into when I don't need to."