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People Are Trolling Matt Damon For His Role In "The Great Wall" By Thanking Him For Being Asian

"Matt Damon introduced me to boba #ThankYouMattDamon"

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Matt Damon's latest film, The Great Wall, was released yesterday. Ever since it was announced, a lot of people have been critical of the film for perpetuating a myth that people of color need to be saved by white people.

Comedian Jenny Yang attended the film's premiere last night, and afterward tweeted sarcastically to thank Damon for his role in saving the Chinese people in the film.

THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU'VE DONE TO SAVE THE CHINESE PEOPLE, MATT DAMON. #THEGREATWALL

#ThankYouMattDamon soon began trending on Twitter, with people thanking the actor for saving China.

Matt Damon figuring out how to save China. #thankyoumattdamon #thegreatwall @jennyyangtv @angryasianman @ConstanceWu

Forget Mulan, Matt Damon is the only one who could save China #thankyoumattdamon

More and more people then started to thank Damon for, uh, well...

Matt Damon taught me how to use chopsticks. #thankyoumattdamon

Matt Damon takes off his shoes -- and puts on slippers -- when he enters Your house. #ThankYouMattDamon

@jennyyangtv Matt Damon taught me how to steam and eat rice everyday. #thankyoumattdamon

Matt Damon introduced me to boba #thankyoumattdamon https://t.co/rIdxIgjUUR

Matt Damon is setting me up with all his friends children, especially the doctors and lawyers #ThankYouMattDamon

They thanked him for being basically every Asian mom, dad, and grandparent.

Matt Damon once grunted in approval of my report card. It's my most treasured childhood memory #thankyoumattdamon

@jennyyangtv Matt Damon said he had to go to the bathroom, but really he paid the dinner bill.

Matt Damon double bags his kimchi and puts it in a second fridge #thankyoumattdamon

@jennyyangtv matt damon wrapped all my remotes in saran wrap and hit me with a rice paddle until i turned 22 #thankyoumattdamon

They called him and Scarlett Johansson – who stars in the much criticized upcoming remake of Ghost in the Shell – their favorite Asian couple...

Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson are my favorite Asian couple. #ThankYouMattDamon

And thanked him for his role in several famous movies.

"I've heard a great deal about you, Matt Damon" #ThankYouMattDamon

#ThankYouMattDamon for helping Indiana Jones navigate the Temple of Doom. #TheGreatWall

They praised Damon's dedication to bettering their lives...

Matt Damon immigrated to a country where he didn't know anyone or speak the language so I could have a better life #thankyoumattdamon

And knowledge of Chinese wisdom.

#ThankYouMattDamon for insisting I eat every grain of rice in my bowl b/c the residuals would become pockmarks on my future husband's face.

Matt Damon turns off the fan for me when I fall asleep, saving me from an untimely death. #ThankYouMattDamon

Where would Asians be without him?

Ah, of course! How could I forget? Matt Damon trained Bruce Lee in kung fu. #thankyoumattdamon https://t.co/UxIkCQvCWR

@angryasianman I can't believe Matt Damon invented fireworks. #ThankYouMattDamon

@jennyyangtv #ThankYouMattDamon for teaching me how to Asian squat

In short:

Every Chinese character tattoo actually says #ThankYouMattDamon

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