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    Some People Think Ted Lasso Actually Is Too Pure For This World — Here’s Why They’re Wrong

    "The thing with the positivity in particular is that the show again and again shows you that’s the worst part of Ted’s character."

    On today's episode of BuzzFeed Daily, we broke down the top pop culture headlines AND talked about the sudden backlash to Ted Lasso. You can listen below or scroll down to read more about the interview!

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    Ted Lasso fans know the titular character is known for his sunny outlook on life — but could it be too sunny? While the series seemed to garner nothing but praise and love for its wholesome main character, Season 2 has people wondering if he might actually be too pure for this world.

    Still from Ted Lasso of Jason Sudeikis in character
    ©Apple TV+ / Courtesy Everett Collection

    Author and writer Preeti Chhibber recently had a lot to say about this on Twitter, and joins us today to discuss where this criticism is coming from, why it misses the point, whether Ted is too good to be true, and more.

    We also talk about how Matt Damon only recently stopped using an anti-gay slur a few months ago, after his daughter taught him it was “dangerous.”

    Closeup photo of Matt Damon in a black blazer and white shirt looking off-camera
    Theo Wargo / Getty Images

    He told The Sunday Times that after he made a joke using the F-word, his daughter wrote a “very long, beautiful treatise” about how harmful the word is.

    In other news, Kathy Griffin announced on Twitter that, despite being a non-smoker, she’s been diagnosed with lung cancer and will undergo surgery to have half of her left lung removed.

    Closeup photo of Kathy Griffin smiling at something off-camera
    Gabe Ginsberg / FilmMagic

    Kathy said her doctors are very optimistic because it’s stage one and contained to her left lung, and she expects to be “up and running as usual” in no longer than a month. She also took the opportunity to remind fans that she’s had the COVID-19 vaccine, that the “consequences for being unvaccinated would have been even more serious,” and that everyone should stay up-to-date with their medical checkups.

    As always, thanks for listening! And if you ever want to suggest stories or just want to say hi, you can reach us at or on Twitter @BuzzFeedDaily.

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