Matt Damon I'm All for Hollywood Diversity ... I Was Taken Out of Context

9/16/2015 11:56 AM PDT

Matt Damon -- I'm All About Hollywood Diversity ... My Show Took Me Out of Context

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Matt Damon is apologizing for his comments about diversity in Hollywood, and he's blaming "Project Greenlight" -- the show HE produces -- for editing down his comments and making him seem insensitive.

Damon says, "I believe deeply that there need to be more diverse filmmakers making movies. I want every young person watching “Project Greenlight” to believe that filmmaking is a viable form of creative expression for them too." 

He also says the comment he made to Effie Brown -- that films need diverse actors, and not necessarily directors and producers -- were taken out of context.

"My comments were part of a much broader conversation about diversity in Hollywood and the fundamental nature of “Project Greenlight” which did not make the show. I am sorry that they offended some people, but, at the very least, I am happy that they started a conversation about diversity in Hollywood."

It's just a little odd, since Matt is an executive producer of 'Greenlight.' You'd think he'd have a say in how he gets edited.