Matt Damon Goes on toilet strike: I will not go to the bathroom

USMagazine, Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 12:50pm (PST)
  • Matt Damon has officially gone on strike from using the toilet -- and he wants his fans to do the same! "The Promised Land" actor, 42, hosted a faux press conference in a new viral video PSA that reveals his decision to boycott the toilet.

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    "Anybody have any idea what invention has saved more lives than any other in the history of humankind? The toilet," the co-founder tells reporters in the video campaign. "What's even more shocking is the catastrophic worldwide lack of clean water and sanitation. 780 million people -- that's twice the population of the United States -- lack access to clean water. 2.5 billion people lack access to a toilet or basic sanitation. I mean, more people have cellphones than have toilets."

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    To help support's cause, Damon declared, "In protest of this global tragedy and until this issue is resolved ... I will not go to the bathroom."

    Actress Kate Micucci, playing a reporter in the video, then asked, "Do you mean literally, like you won't go to the bathroom, but will go somewhere else like maybe a swimming pool?"

    "You're the reporter, you do the math," he said, and added, "The toilet strike, it's important."

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    And Damon wants everyone to help. "Join me," he said. "Say no to toilets. Say yes to clean water for all."

    For just $25 a day, one person can get clean water for life. To find how you can help, visit


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