Matt Damon’s children

In this clip from Showtime’s House of Lies, we see a parody of celebrity ‘humanitarianism’ and charity. The critique begins with Damon’s hiring a management consulting firm to cultivate his humanitarian brand. The video draws together all the tropes of celebrity humanitarianism: suffering children; war-torn, dusty African town; members of the clergy protecting the youth. I was most amused/struck by the part of the clip where Damon appears to be administering health care to a wounded person: expertise gained from being the only white, famous person in town, perhaps?

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