#ThankYouMattDamon: Twitter roasts actor for 'The Great Wall'

Matt Damon has gotten a lot of flak for playing the big (white) hero in "The Great Wall," a new movie set in ancient China. Now, the people of Twitter have seen fit to throughly roast him on the occasion of the film's wide opening.  Comedian...

#ThankYouMattDamon: Twitter roasts actor for 'The Great Wall'

Matt Damon has gotten a lot of flak for playing the big (white) hero in "The Great Wall," a new movie set in ancient China. Now, the people of Twitter have seen fit to throughly roast him on the occasion of the film's wide opening. 

Comedian Jenny Yang started using the hashtag #ThankYouMattDamon after attending a premiere of the film late Wednesday night in Los Angeles.

"THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU'VE DONE TO SAVE THE CHINESE PEOPLE, MATT DAMON," she tweeted, alongside a photo of the stars of the film standing near the movie screen. 

"(O)ne time," Teresa Wang tweeted in reply, "I was having trouble decorating my house, and Matt Damon came and feng shuied it for me #thankyoumattdamon." 

Hilarity swiftly ensued, positioning Damon as a chopsticks instructor and inventor of both gunpowder and Chinese zodiac placemats. Matt Damon taught philosophy to Sun Tzu and Confucius and was Richard "Data" Wang in "The Goonies" and Short Round in "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom." Matt Damon instructed Bruce Lee and Kung Fu Panda in the ways of kung fu. Matt Damon was Disney's Mulan, but also the new inspiration behind General Tso's chicken.

Here's a small cross section of #ThankYouMattDamon. 

[<a href="//storify.com/NJentertainment/thank-you-matt-damon" target="_blank">View the story "Thank you, Matt Damon" on Storify</a>]<h1>Thank you, Matt Damon</h1><h2>Twitter reacts to Damon's role in 'The Great Wall'</h2><p>Storified by <a href="https://storify.com/NJentertainment">NJ.com</a>· Thu, Feb 16 2017 23:07:22 </p><div>#ThankYouMattDamon for finally starring in a movie with you twin brother! https://t.co/fHP77yufuCViggo Wrisberg</div><div>Matt Damon taught me to be water. #ThankYouMattDamon https://t.co/Y8hYpNRshTErik Visuano</div><div>Matt Damon invented gun powder. #thankyoumattdamonJenny Yang [?] [?] [?] </div><div>#ThankYouMattDamon for saving China from Genghis Wayne https://t.co/Bxcdn1ZAwYAR Barbour</div><div>How bout "dim sum" apples #ThankYouMattDamonTu-Ren</div><div>#ThankYouMattDamon for marrying Mulan https://t.co/sWFpmKgVcaKieran Wilcox</div><div>#ThankYouMattDamon for helping Indiana Jones navigate the Temple of Doom. #TheGreatWall https://t.co/hSyM47sr4jKristina Wong [?]</div><div>Matt Damon taught me how to use chopsticks. #thankyoumattdamonJenny Yang [?] [?] [?] </div><div>Ponytail and all. #ThankYouMattDamon https://t.co/e3eQjCDVRtKirsten</div><div>I guess we know which role Matt Damon will be playing in The Goonies re-boot... #ThankYouMattDamon https://t.co/lnrmgXLqBTDavid Muchnikoff</div><div>Matt Damon taught me math! #ThankYouMattDamon https://t.co/xFljdqtXsGLaura</div><div>#ThankYouMattDamon For inventing China https://t.co/BKF4My9CjLMackenzie-JA</div><div>@prancingpapio @jennyyangtv And #ThankYouMattDamon because unlike Pres. Chester Arthur, you would have never signed that bill into law.Juliann Andreen</div><div>Matt Damon did a great job on the Karlie Kloss shoot. #ThankYouMattDamon https://t.co/tLiLpYxdsAAndrew Nguyen</div><div>#ThankYouMattDamon for teaching Bruce Lee kung fu and making him a worldwide icon[?] https://t.co/ZhdSFQOgpmDJ Sapien</div><div>#ThankYouMattDamon for inspiring millions of Chinese restaurants to change the name of General Tso Chicken to Matt Damon Chicken on the menuThePublicGadfly</div><div>"You said you trusted Ping. Why is Matt Damon any different?" #ThankYouMattDamon https://t.co/utIDgI4eIMjes tom[?] </div><div>#ThankYouMattDamon for teaching Po how to do Kung Fu https://t.co/ftHjsrMl8EThaires</div>   Amy Kuperinsky may be reached at akuperinsky@njadvancemedia.com. Follow her on Twitter @AmyKup or on Facebook.    

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