Matt Damon Dumps Toilet Water on His Head for ALS Because Using Clean Water ‘Seemed Crazy’ (Video)

The actor also cited California’s severe drought as a reason he decided to scoop H20 from his toilet bowl

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 — a charity dedicated to bringing clean drinking water to the 800 million people around the world who don’t have easy access to it.

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“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 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.

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Damon extended the challenge to his favorite actor, George Clooney; favorite musician, Bono; and “the greatest quarterback of all time,” Tom Brady.

He did not specify whether or not they needed to soak themselves in toilet water.


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