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Bourne Identity actor Matt Damon has vowed to forego going to the bathroom in order to bring attention to those who are living without water.
According to Contact Music, Damon opted to raise awareness by creating a Public Service Announcement. He expresses, "In protest of this global tragedy, until this issue is resolved, until everybody has access to clean water and sanitation, I will not go to the bathroom."
He adds, “Anybody have any idea what invention has saved more lives than any other in the history of humankind? The toilet."
“What's even more shocking is the catastrophic worldwide lack of clean water and sanitation,” he continues. “Seven hundred and eighty million people - that's twice the population of the United States - lack access to clean water. Two-point-five billion people lack access to a toilet or basic sanitation. I mean, more people have cellphones than have toilets ."
LA Times reports that the actor isn’t taking himself too seriously, as proven by the video. He expresses if such comedians as Sarah Silverman can obtain a million YouTube views for “something ridiculous” he can raise awareness through this honest, yet tongue-in-cheek video.
He is expected to film and release more awareness videos.
Damon, the cofounder of Water.org, has also set up a webpage to support his strike for the upcoming Water Day which occurs on March 22.
Check out the video and let us know, will you strike with Matt Damon?