Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are the latest Hollywood power-players to embrace inclusion riders, the diversity-promoting clauses recently thrust into the national spotlight by actress Frances McDormand, who championed them in her Academy Awards acceptance speech earlier this month.
Pearl Street Films, the production company that Ben Affleck and Matt Damon founded, will now use inclusion riders on future projects.
Google searches for "inclusion rider" spiked in the wake of McDormand's speech and there were thousands of tweets mentioning the term in the 20 minutes after her speech concluded.
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While some are applauding Affleck and Damon pushing for more inclusivity on their own projects, others may give them the side eye for their own roles and past comments and alleged actions on inclusivity and sexual harassment.
Rose McGowan claimed that she told Affleck immediately after Weinstein allegedly raped her at the Sundance Film Festival in 1997, but he went forward with statements about Weinstein in the fall, claiming that he was not aware that the producer had allegedly preyed on women.
Rose McGowan claims in her autobiography courageous that she told Affleck that Weinstein had raped her when they were working together in 1997.
Damon said, "I think you're a better actor the less people know about you, period. Whether you're straight or gay, people shouldn't know anything about your sexuality because that's one of the mysteries that you should be able to play".
Damon has previously faced criticism for comments he made about diversity in filmmaking.