Matt Damon has dumped a bucket of toilet water on his head for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, because using clean water “seemed crazy.”
While many most likely think the exact opposite, Damon’s decision made complete sense since he’s the co-founder of Water.org — a charity dedicated to bringing clean drinking water to the 800 million people around the world who don’t have easy access to it.
“For those of you, like my wife, who think this is really disgusting, keep in mind that the water in our toilets in the west is actually cleaner than the water that most people in the developing world have access to,” Damon said in a video (above) he posted on the Water.org YouTube channel. “So as disgusting as this may seem, hopefully it will highlight the fact that this is a big problem and together we can do something about it.”
Damon was challenged by his friend and creative partner Ben Affleck, as well as late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, to participate in the viral charity campaign that has raised $88.5 million since launching at the end of July.
He did not specify whether or not they needed to soak themselves in toilet water.