Alyssa Milano Just Personally Explained Rape Culture to Matt Damon

Because clearly someone had to.

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During a recent interview with ABC News (opens in new tab), Matt Damon discussed the mounting charges of sexual misconduct from powerful men in Hollywood and the #MeToo movement. And his comments were tone deaf at best.

"There's a difference between, you know, patting someone on the butt and rape or child molestation, right?" Damon in the interview with Peter Travers. "Both of those behaviors need to be confronted and eradicated without question, but they shouldn't be conflated, right?"

Damon went on to comment on Louis C.K., saying that he thinks the comedian can work again and come back from his scandal.

"I don't imagine he's going to do those things again," he said of C.K. "You know what I mean? I imagine the price that he's paid at this point is so beyond anything that he—I just think that we have to kind of start delineating between what these behaviors are."

His comments sparked outrage from fans and fellow celebrities alike. Alyssa Milano addressed Damon personally in a series of tweets in which she schooled the actor on rape culture.

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Well. Said.

Kayleigh Roberts is a freelance writer and editor with more than 10 years of professional experience. Her byline has appeared in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, The Atlantic, Allure, Entertainment Weekly, MTV, Bustle, Refinery29, Girls’ Life Magazine, Just Jared, and Tiger Beat, among other publications. She's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.