Matt Damon's 'news conference': 'I'm going on strike' (Video)
Matt Damon is using potty humor to call attention to a matter close to his heart.
The Oscar winner appears in a new PSA for Water.org, a non-profit charity group he co-founded that raises awareness about people who lack access to clean water and sanitation and has helped impoverished communities in Africa, South Asia, and Central America. In the video, he appears at a fake press conference to make an important announcement.
"In protest of this global tragedy, until this issue is resolved, until everybody has access to clean water and sanitation, I will not go to the bathroom," he says."
"Whaaat?" one reporter asks.
The actor adds that he is calling on the public to "join me, say 'no' to toilets, say 'yes' to clean water and sanitation for all." He also references World Toilet Day, which another charity group, the World Toilet Organization, marks on November 19.
"I'm sorry. World Toilet Day?" a fake reporter asks. "I mean, is that even real thing?"
"Yeah, of course it's a real thing," Damon replies. "November 19th. World Toilet Day. How did you celebrate it?"
"I don't know," the reporter says. "I guess I used the toilet. Come on man, it's World Toilet Day. It's like a joke."
"Oh really?" Damon says. "Anybody have any idea what invention has saved more lives than any other in the history of humankind? The toilet."
Water.org has already raised more than $20,690 in donations, thanks to Damon's PSA. Watch the video below (warning: Some explicit language) and visit StrikeWithMe.org for more information.