“These were wonderful people,” said Matt Damon of the right-leaning “roughnecks” who work in the Oklahoma oil industry. The actor, outspoken climate activist, and Joe Biden/Kamala Harris fan showed admiration and empathy for the blue-collar, Trump-supporting oil rig workers who are usually vilified by Hollywood. His comments, as understated as they were, made plenty of headlines, an indication of just how vilified conservatives are by Hollywood elites and the corporate media.
Damon is starring in “Stillwater,” a film set to release July 30 about a middle-aged Oklahoma oil rig worker who learns his estranged daughter has been arrested and charged with murder in France. He moves to France and dedicates himself to exonerating her.
During a news conference last Friday, Damon said he spent “critical” time with oil rig workers to prepare for the role, and called the experience “eye opening.” “Being invited into their homes, into a backyard barbecue, and the guitar comes out and somebody starts singing