According to Page Six, Actor Matt Damon is moving to Australia because he can’t stand Donald Trump.
“Matt’s telling friends and colleagues in Hollywood that he’s moving the family to Australia” because he disagrees with Trump’s policies. Damon is also telling friends “he wants to have a safe space to raise his kids,” the source added.
It’s unclear whether Damon and his family will live in Australia full-time or how long they plan on staying.
The Oscar-winning screenwriter has four children with wife Luciana Barroso: Isabella, 11, Gia, 9, and Stella, 7, as well as daughter Alexia Barroso, 18, whose biological father is Luciana’s ex-husband.
According to The Daily Telegraph, Damon recently purchased property in Byron Bay, New South Wales, right next door to his friend Chris Hemsworth, of Thor fame.
“Matt’s saying the move will not impact his work — as he will travel to wherever his projects are shooting. He’s also telling friends he wants to have a safe place to raise his kids,” a source said.
The actor spoke out against Trump in September for the president’s response to Charlottesville, Va.
“To see these young, aggrieved, white boys walking with their torches and screaming ‘Jews will not replace us!’ It was just shocking. Then the night that the President [made his] ‘many sides’ comment was absolutely abhorrent,” Damon said.
Whether that is in response to the recent school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is not clear.
Conservatives are loving the news:
Let the pos leave. This un American hypocrite is dead to me. I'll burn my DVDs and never watch another film he is a part of. #mattdamon
— Kerry Burns (@223kerry556) March 15, 2018
#MattDamon good riddance you spoiled wackjob loon. Enjoy Australia and don't let the door of Liberty hit you in your delusional history-idiot ass on the way out.
— Rexey Vires (@RexeyViresmirth) March 15, 2018
And #MattDamon don't let your anti-American bias forget to leave your American citizenship at the border!
— Harry Kary (@Harry_Kary) March 15, 2018
Am I the only be happy that Matt Damon is moving out of the country? How long before that d-bag comes whining back home? LOL #MAGA
— James, Duke of York (@JerseyGoods) March 15, 2018
Yay!!!! Go, go, go! Don’t come back #MattDamon. What a win for America! 🇺🇸👋🏼💃🏻🕺🏼
— Renee1USA 🇺🇸 (@renee1_usa) March 15, 2018