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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (CBS St. Louis) — Don’t expect to see Matt Damon use a bathroom anytime soon.
In an effort to promote his Water.org project – which raises awareness for the global water crisis – the Academy Award-winning actor says in a comedic public service announcement that he will go on a toilet strike.
“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,” Damon said in the video.
Nearly 100,000 people have already viewed it on YouTube.
Headquartered in Kansas City, Damon co-founded Water.org with Gary White. The nonprofit organization has helped transform hundreds of communities in Africa, South Asia and South America by providing clean water and sanitation to people there.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that 2.5 billion people worldwide lack access to adequate sanitation and that 780 million do not have access to a clean water source.