Matt Damon isn’t going to the bathroom, you guys, and Olivia Wilde and Bono are totally fine with it. Wait, WHUT?
Yup, Damon, who is the co-founder of Water.org, went on strike and is refusing to go to the bathroom until everyone in the world has access to clean water and sanitation.
In the video below, Wilde, Bono and Richard Branson talk about how they first learned of Damon’s protest idea: in a super-secret Illuminati meeting, of course. Sure, the protest and video might be a pretty hilarious parody, but lack of access to clean water is no laughing matter. More than 780 million people don’t have access to safe water, and in 2013, more people have a cellphone than have access to a toilet. True story. As the celebs note in the video, women can’t earn a living and girls can’t go to school because they spend hours each day in search of clean water. Even worse, every 21 seconds a child dies from a water-related illness.
So what’s the solution to the problem? Damon wants you to strike with him and learn more about how you can help provide those 780 million people with clean water. A donation of $25 provides someone with clean water for life, but if you don’t have the funds to donate, don’t worry. You can raise awareness about the campaign by sharing facts while using the hashtag #strikewithme.
To see Wilde, Bono and Branson talk about the “one conspiracy we can all agree on,” check out the video below.