Ralph Lauren model Tyson Beckford recently spoke to Matt Damon’s anti-gun rhetoric by observing that it looks hypocritical to “denounce the gun” while you make millions holding a gun in your hand.
Beckford made the comments to a TMZ reporter who caught up with him as he exited the Katana restaurant in West Hollywood.
The TMZ reporter asked Beckford what he thought about the “$25 million” Damon made for his latest film, Jason Bourne. Beckford responded, “Hey, if you can get it, get it.” Then he paused and added, “But I thought he was anti-gun?”
Beckford said he sees “a big gun” in Damon’s hand in the film advertisements and Damon’s getting big money.
The TMZ reporter pointed out that “there was a stink about [Damon] holding a gun on the Jason Bourne advertisement.” Beckford responded, “Yes, because he claims he’s not 2A friendly. You can’t sit there and denounce the gun when the gun is making you money… Me personally, I don’t play that. I’m 2A all day, but I guess it’s Hollywood.”
Breitbart News previously reported that Lena Dunham called for images of Damon holding guns to be ripped from Jason Bourne subway ads. Writing on Instagram she said: “Hey New Yorkers, what if we do some peeling & get rid of the guns in the Jason Bourne subway ads. So tired of guns.”
The focus on guns was heightened on July 5, when Damon spoke at the Australian premiere of Jason Bourne and lamented that the U.S. has not passed an Australian-style gun ban.
AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.