In an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, actor Matt Damon says that he wishes he didn’t have to send his children to a private school, but “the private school that I send my kids to is the thing closest to the public school that I went to that I could find.” So there.

Tapper also managed to revive Damon’s feud with Jeb Bush, begun this summer when Bush tweeted this:

“I’d eat my shoe if he [Jeb Bush] could name a Bush that ever even walked into a public school, but that’s another story,” Damon concluded.

  • BlahBlah

    Watermelon is good stuff. I just never eat it because it is gross.

    • Patrick Callahan

      Yeah, and Avatar was amazing, but I never watch it because it sucks.

      • ozconservative

        A Ford Mustang is a great car but I wouldn’t have one because they’re crap.

        • 0bamasnought

          My healthcare was great, but Obamacare took it away because it sucks.

          • whiteyb

            My GMC Pacer is an amazingly great car but I drive my BMW 750i instead because my GMC Pacer sucks.

  • Maximum Booger

    Some pigs are more equal than others.

    • thedumbblonde

      4 legs good, 2 legs bad.

      • DaWorks

        Must be the Colonel’s atomic chickens!

  • Chris Hughes

    Matt Damon!

    • LynnnDeee

      You mean Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaatt Daaaaaaaaamon.

      • Ken Alan Draper

        my 17 year old nephew thinks It’s hilarious when I say MAAAAAAATTTTTT DAAAAAMOnnnnnnnnn

        • Part138

          Matt Damon still looks 17 himself, and he’s 40!

          • BillyRayBob

            You sir/ma’am, should be very careful when trying to pick up men/women. Your ability to judge age is uncanny.

  • JC

    Matt, we aren’t upset that you send your kids to private school, in fact we support that! It’s the fact that you and your liberal loon buddies don’t think other people should have the same choices as you.

    • HanaFiveO

      Ding! ding! ding!

    • Frustrated Teacher

      It’s the hypocrisy, Matt.

  • HFW

    Dang, why don’t those in Hollywood just shut up unless they have facts. Am sure they can fact check. Right? Those who are in movies with them I just can’t watch. Not a dime.

    • HanaFiveO

      They have “people” for that, but they dont really listen to them unless their “people” are making them a sammich. Then they sit there and drool like Pavlovs dog.

    • USPatriot

      They don’t “do google” It’s so common to the rest of us.

  • Michelle ✓classified

    When I lived in Boston and worked in the oil importing industry, one of W. Bush’s first cousins was a colleague of mine. He went to public school and a state college. Matt, would you like mustard or mayo on that shoe?

    • WhoMeToo

      He should have to eat that shoe with some crow. ͡° ͜ʖ ͡° #literally

      • Michelle ✓classified

        He really can’t eat his shoe or crow until he dislodges his head from his (_)_).

        • AmericanMom

          Aren’t his daughters more precious than any of our kids? After all, he IS Matt Damon, movie star, liberal Obama supporter and hypocrite who says one thing and does another. Public schools and gulags are good enough for us.

    • Patrick Callahan

      Do as I say, not as I do!

  • MaloPericulosamLibertatem

    In a week filled with double-standard ‘do as I say, not as I do’ liberals doing what they do best, Matt Damon caps it all off for us flawlessly.

    • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

      When Matt says he can send his kids.. but working class parents CAN’T…

      He’s telling us, you filthy peasants don’t have enough money to impress him.. He’s a typical liberal, repeating dogma from the teachers union as if they haven’t totally failed in their actual jobs..

      When people have choices.. liberals loose.. because they can’t force you into a box they control..

  • URGR82

    If you want your shoe you can keep your shoe…PERIOD!

  • Allan Hamilton

    Hey Matt…George W. Bush was reading to classroom of children at Booker Elementary School – a public school – when the first plane hit the WTC. It would suck to be wrong as often as you are…but that’s another story.

    • Al’s Sad Grampa ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      ummm…. that was George W. Bush. George H. W. Bush is the dad. But I won’t say anything. 😉

      • Allan Hamilton


  • Kabong30

    Because he’s an elitist douche-bag. It’s like Occam’s razor or some junk. I learned it at a public school.

  • MNWoman

    I also love it when Hollywood actors have ridiculous demands ($10-$15 million to star in a movie) and then dare to promote socialist, wealth re-distribution policies and higher taxes.

    • trixiewoobeans

      Gotta love those Champagne Socialists and their high ideals…for everybody else.

  • MNWoman

    Was this an off the cuff remark or perhaps he misspoke?

    • Erik Bartlam

      It was an incorrect promise.


      no.. he’s a bumbass

  • HanaFiveO

    Just because you live in an elitist bubble Matt, doesn’t mean everyone else does.
    So how are you going to prepare your shoes? Or do you plan to eat them raw?

  • Lisa Krause Tobert

    George Bush was IN Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Fla. when the Twin Towers were attacked on 9/11/01. Hollywood elite are quite stupid.

    • Bill Phillips

      They don’t need facts ….Facts make it so much harder to spew their vile hate-filled propaganda!

  • NRPax

    Matt, you’re so adorable when you try to be relevant.

  • Erik Bartlam


  • FlatFoot

    Matt Damon’s simply just another ‘Hollywood celebritard’ multimillionaire limousine liberal self-entitled elitist prick living in a fantasy world where everyone he surrounds himself with dotes on him and does his bidding for meager scraps of praise. Go figure.

  • Maxx

    Liberals and hypocrites…

    …it’s like pork chops and applesauce.

    • Jay Stevens

      Except pork chops and applesauce taste good. Liberals and hypocrites (but I repeat myself) just leave a bad taste.

  • Michael David Davis

    “Well, of course, you see, I’m a celebrity. My children don’t mingle with the unwashed masses. Public school is great for those normal, everyday kids. But we’re talking about MY kids. Geez.”

  • Part138

    There’s nothing wrong with private school if you send your child there for the right reasons. (because something about the school particularly benefits your child, and not for prestige) And school choice and/or vouchers can hopefully make that possible for families who otherwise would not be able to afford it.

    • USPatriot

      Teacher Unions block school vouchers every chance they get. It proves them to be horrible and ineffective at their jobs.

      • camp50

        Teachers Unions and O.

  • USPatriot

    Did this a-hole really say “private school is expensive” but he does it? Like this guy has a cash flow problem.

  • Tigerspike

    I’m sure he’ll make good on eating his shoe as soon as Alec Baldwin makes good on leaving the U.S.

    • LaneF

      One can only hope…

  • Guest

    Matt Damon explaining something, ha ha, that’s a good one.

  • DaWorks

    Matt not very impressive…. not going to waste my hard earned $$ to line your pockets. Maybe your kids will have to go to public schools. The majority of Americans still have only one option. You made a fortune on Action Flix, then dump on the Second Amendment? I don’t support hypocrisy. Just look at Obama’s record. Nuff said?

  • DrSamHerman

    Matt Damon, another in an endless conga line of Hollyweirdo hypocrites.

  • roccolore

    Democrats brag about how great public schools are, but send THEIR kids to private schools. Just like the same Democrats who tell you to save the earth yet drive SUVs.

    • Matt

      I once saw a Ford Excursion that had a license plate bracket that read: Save the Earth. Live Green.”

      I had never face palmed so hard.

      • World B. Free

        Go to Telluride, Colorado sometime. The town is full of ultra rich trust fund kids, all hippie wanna-bes, who have never worked and will never have to. They all drive huge luxury SUVs that we can only dream of owning (Range Rovers, Mercedes, etc.) sporting bumper stickers with all sorts of radical far left messages.

        Talk about some major face palming.

        • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

          Only the non working idle rich can afford to be stupid, afford to embrace policies that have impoverished millions across the globe..

          You have to wonder though… if the redistribution polices they so desperately want get written into law.. what do they think will happen to THEIR money?

          Do they think they get a pass because they worship Obama?

          They’re the first in line to be hammered and stripped of wealth.. and too stupid to see that..

          “useful idiots” .. ..

  • Zathras11 @B5

    Matt Damon “was an effete snob, who died on his knees. I took his head and raped his woman before his blood was even cold.”

    Check that. He isn’t Ramirez and I’m not Kurgan. Never mind.

    • NRPax

      Good reference though.

  • Garrett Gripling

    “Because I’m a hypocrite,” said Matt Damon. Interview over.

  • Matt

    I apologize for this fool who shares my given name. Drugs and alcohol are bad on a mind.

    Jenna Bush went to UT (Hook em’ Horns!), and both twins went to Austin High School.

  • yourmamatoo

    Typical Hollywood hypocrite.
    Talks the talk, doesn’t walk the walk.
    What is good for me, not good for thee.

  • Guest

    Maybe he meant an actual bush, like a rhododendron.

  • Patrick Callahan

    Ah, liberal hypocrisy.

    This remind me of Michael Moore and his criticism of oil and defense contractors; calling them ‘war profiteers.’ Yet he owned shares in Halliburton, Honeywell and Boeing. He also expresses an affinity for Union labor, but does his post production work in Canada – where he doesn’t have to pay union wages.

  • Medicinewoman2

    Matt’s not a real person, he just plays one in movies.

  • rjstange

    I would like for Matt to eat that shoe with a good coating of sweet crude from a fracking rig in either Pennsylvania or North Dakota. It might make his Buster Browns go down a bit easier.

  • John Kerry’s Forehead

    Maaaaaatt Daaaaaaaaaamonnnnnnn

    • Markward

      Matt Damon Matt Damon. MATT DAMON!

  • HARP2

    Hypocrisy is all liberals have left.

  • Bill Phillips

    The ONLY thing Matt Damon is an expert in …is how it feels to KISS Michael Douglas in the Liberace movie “Behind the Candelabra”! One wonders if he practiced by sucking on an egg!

  • Jim Pellitteri Sr.

    Intellectuals always have plans for the people, but of course this doesn’t apply to them.

  • Adi

    I think Matty is a little behind the curve. He should have said: “I’ll eat my underwear before the Obamas send their offsprings to a public school”.

  • BigRed

    We all know why his kids went to private schools. It’s called reality. No one with any sense(or money) would send their kids to those gang-ridden hellholes in Los Angeles. But Damon can’t admit it because the gravy train he’s riding would dry up quicker than a patch of grass in Death Valley. In short, he’s a coward. Yet when anyone else makes the same decision they’re called racist. Stick it where the sun don’t shine, Damon!

  • Spasmolytic

    A hypocritical liberal actor? It just can’t be!

  • blg_wv

    I will never be near an ultra-elite like this fine POS
    matt, you have a fine day, Hows your obo care working for you?
    Hows the stench in your crib from puking each time you look in the mirror, or have you gotten past that by now?

  • Scott Carroll

    Ferragamos? Ha! Nothing so gauche would be allowed to touch the feet of this Man of the People. It’s Testoni or it’s barefoot. Now I hear Testoni shoes go really well paired with a nice Bearnais sauce and a good Chardonnay.

  • King Leer

    Is leather vegan?

  • Axelgreaser

    HIS TOMBSTONE WILL READ: POS B. 1970 D. **** “He Was One Of Hollywood’s Finest Obama A$$kissers, Gone Home To Be With Marx”

  • EastValleyConservative

    It’s the closest thing to the public school he went to? So what is he saying? More b.s. from a stupid sheltered Hollyweirdo who is merely an activist in the sense of being an activist sympathizer. He can’t relate, but he wants his fan base to THINK he can relate. And why is Obama even acknowledging him? I would venture to say that was a spanking for not toeing the Obama Worship vows.

  • geoanto1

    Matt’s hypocrisy is obvious. Driving his fan base away proves he is stupid.

  • DailyKenn

    And why do ‘anti-racist’ white actors live in white communities? Why does Michael Moore live in an high-energy demand mansion in Michigan? Etc. They are elitists.

  • socalcon

    The Wingtip Tartare is exquisite, this evening, sir.

  • MaMa1

    What he means is he doesn’t want to take the chance of having to rub shoulders with some non-celebrity commoners. Just another whiny, spoiled brat.

  • beachmom H

    Whenever I see or hear Matt Damon I think of the caricature from “Team America”. So funny you used that.

  • grumpyhillbilly

    Aw… another leftie being a hypocrite. Do as they say, but not as they do.

  • $18912735

    “”The private school that I send my kids to is the thing closest to the public school that I went to that I could find.”

    In other words – the public schools around here really, really, REALLLLLY suck. So, you send your kids there, mine are going nowhere near them.

  • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

    Hey, Matt? I have a old pair of Chuck Taylors you can munch on…

  • Jerry

    Oh crap… Damon has kids? God help us.

  • $29520529

    I thought he died in Elysium?

  • $29520529

    If you like your public school you can keep it, oh wait I think I’m off topic.

  • Obama my Nigga

    “the private school that I send my kids to is the thing closest to the public school that I went to that I could find.” So Matt just admitted that public school quality has declined.

  • Absolom Humblebug

    “I send my kids to private schools because I love public schools, just not the ones that actually exist. You see: I’m rich, so I should have choice in education, but I’ll fight like hell to insure that poor people get none! See how compassionate I iz?”

  • jeanie6

    Baloney by any other name is still baloney Damon.

  • actionsspeaklouder

    Matt – don’t forget the ketchup and a “spoonful of sugar”. What a hypocrite.

  • Oysteria

    “the private school that I send my kids to is the thing closest to the public school that I went to that I could find.”

    Wow, this guy is a frickin genius! Not only did he not answer the question, it was painful to watch him stutter with all the false sentence-starts and the uh, uhs in the video before he finally gave the non-answer answer. I’m damaged now. I can’t stop thinking about what a f’n idiot he is.

  • Axelgreaser

    MR. MEATCUTTER, I’LL HAVE A POUND OF THAT PHONY BALONEY…and slice it ‘Damon Style’, nice and thick.

  • Ben Bollman

    “the private school that I send my kids to is the thing closest to the public school that I went to that I could find.”

    So basically even he is admitting that public schools aren’t as good as when he was in school.

  • Arian Smith

    This dude is a millionaire that makes a living pretending to be someone else. Im supposed to take him seriously?

  • John Howard

    Hey Matt, what will you do if the president declares your choice of schools is ‘lousy’ and he mandates you to go with another one of HIS choosing?

  • OingoBoingo

    Let me get this right – he acknowledges that his support for failing schools, which involves forcing others to send their kids to those failing schools, is based on how schools used to be back when he went to school and because schools aren’t what they used to be as they are failing and bad for kids he sends his kids to private school. Thank you Matt for that painful logic there. My brain is hurting just trying to repeat that idiotic logic you have presented.

    • OingoBoingo

      “Schools are bad so I don’t send my kids, but schools used to be good so you need to send your kids to those bad schools.” ~Matt Damon

  • radicallyalyssa

    I prefer homeschooling or private schooling to public schools, solely because I understand how mediocre the public system is. Liberal teachers indoctrinating kids to think a specific way – luckily I escaped that brainwashing, but too many people haven’t.

  • keyboard jockey

    Stunning hypocrisy. Matt Damon win’s the 2013 Hypocrisy Championships. Let’s see if he can out do himself in 2014. He can explain what else is good enough for the American public. Substandard – mediocre health insurance coverage? Who want’s the over/under ?

  • Mike

    Damon must have been thinking of the Clintons and Obamas when it comes to only sending their kids to the finest private schools.

    • Part138

      While I’m not crazy about defending the Clintons, (-: Chelsea apparently went to a public school in Arkansas until her father was elected President. I’m guessing Governor’s Mansions are located in pretty good neighborhoods (here in MA we don’t have one) so that doesn’t surprise me.

      • Mike

        Clinton was still pretty small potatoes in Arkansas, but it was Sidwell Friends all the way in DC!

        • Part138

          Was he against school choice?

          • Mike

            Not as rabidly as Obama, but yes. The teachers unions are big Dem contributors.

        • Part138

          I read that Chelsea supposedly went there because private schools are off limits to the media. Shouldn’t public schools be too?

          • Mike

            They are. Try wandering onto a public school campus without a valid reason to be there. Shouldn’t matter whether the kid is the president’s or a celebrity’s or some crackhead who just made yesterday’s newspaper. Visitors have to be cleared through school administrators or they are subject to removal.
            If school security proves inadequate, the school can call law enforcement.

  • Matt Vaughn

    Why let little things like facts get in the way of your hypocritical ideology?

  • Grace656

    What’s interesting is how he first talks up the public schools as if they are comparable and even looked for a private school that came closest to duplicating a public school – then he outright disparages them putting on a hillbilly accent and saying Billy Bush might come forward and say “man, I went to public schools.”

    The truth is never far from the surface.

  • Mita

    So, it’s like telling us all to feed our children McDonald’s, and that it’s so good for them that we should go there and make sure they get 3 square meals a day from McDonald’s, yet you pay a private chef to make sure your kids eat paleo and never taste McDonald’s.

    I get it. You’re better than us. I see.

  • Mr.Richards

    Wow! A Hollywood hypocrite! Imagine that….

  • billkoch

    A new reality show, Matt Damon eating his shoe, Alec Baldwin leaving the US as promised, and on and on. I might even watch that show.

  • Larry Mickelson

    Damon may want to remove the taps from shoe before inserting into mouth !!!

  • TKO



    Bush attended public schools in Midland, Texas, until the family moved to Houston after he completed seventh grade.


    you should have those shoes cooked slowly, and enjoy them with some Kabba beans and a nice Chianti,,,

  • coneil5150

    when MATT DAMON”S kids were asked why private instead of public they said we don’t care where we go as long as we’re out of that liberal freaks house. ALL he talks about is Obama and BEN AFFLACK.
    HEY are those two gay ?

  • Brashatina

    Good will hunting is a smart movie but I didn’t see it because it’s stupid.

  • dave_570m

    wnna beat him ?? DON’T buy his movies and pay to watch them !! Power of the wallet!! works eveytime! just ask Jane Fonda !!

    • westandfree

      You sir, are 100% correct!

      • dave_570m

        Thank You sir !!!! Boycott, Boycott, Boycott !!!!!

  • ashknothole

    Imelda Marcos is about to loose her shoe collection.

  • westandfree

    You know what I find most interesting, especially with Damon, Affleck and some of the other east and west coast elitists, is there still is no better defense of any of their opinions (do they really have any of their own) other than it is Bush’s fault? I guess that is the line Harvey and the rest of the Hollywood gang gave to the Prez and they figured what the heck. If you really have no intellectual basis for whatever your opinion may be than “Bush lied and people died”, is as good as anything else.

  • Mike Gable

    The liberal mantra: do what I say, not what I d.o


    Send your kids to public school (mine go to private), turn in your guns (I have armed security), lessen your carbon footprint (my lifestyle won’t allow for it)…

    When will these self-appointed important, liberal, Hollywood, assclowns just learn to shut up? I do not begrudge Matt Damon one dime of income, or his right to send his children to school anywhere he wants or can afford. I just want him and his ilk to STOP TELLING ME WHAT TO DO WITH MY OWN FREEDOMS AND CHOICES. In other words, STFU!

  • TheAmishDude

    Psst…guess who never went to public school in his life?

    Hint. He’s a recent president.

    Very recent. Very very recent.

    He was raised by a bank vice president, too.

  • alwaysguapo

    Matt Damon please stick to acting. Hypocrites should avoid politics.

  • Ron Henzel

    Matt Damon said, “I’d eat my shoe if he could name a Bush that ever even walked into a public school.”

    When he says “walked into a public school,” does he mean the way George W. Bush walked into Sarasota, Florida’s Emma E. Booker Elementary School on September 11, 2001, where he later was reading a book to the children there as the planes crashed into the Twin Towers? Since Booker Elementary is part of Sarasota County Schools—a public school district—its administration, faculty, staff, and students will sure be surprised to learn that it’s not a public school. But far be it from me, a mere non-Hollywood nobody, to question the omniscience of anyone whose role in the entertainment industry obviously qualifies him as an expert in these things.

    • Tommycat

      If not, he can look to the two Bush daughters who attended public high school. Or, You know… Jeb Bush who attended public school… Or George W Bush who attended public school…

  • Cam

    Knowledge is power. Spread yours: