Matt Damon: "Until Everyone Has Access to Clean Water and Sanitation, I Will Not Go to the Bathroom"
How did you celebrate World Toilet Day? Matt Damon wants to know. But he's sorta joking. Damon, the co-founder of Water.org released a PSA that's a mock press conference in which he says:
What's even more shocking is the catastrophic worldwide lack of clean water and sanitation. 780 million people ... lack access to clean water. 2.5 billion people lack access to a toilet or basic sanitation.
In protest of this global tragedy, until this issue is resolved, until everyone has access to clean water and sanitation, I will not go to the bathroom.
The questions asked by the "reporters" in his "press conference" are amusing, but of course the issue is no laughing matter. Damon's been an outspoken advocate of the right to clean water for some time -- a cause which could use more backing from celebrities (maybe Jennifer Aniston could tear herself away from her SmartWater ads?) and people of all kind.
Damon's crucial work on this issue almost makes me feel a little bad that I was so harsh on his fracking film "Promised Land."
Check out the video below: