Matt Damon's toilet water challenge, the actor's version of the ALS ice bucket challenge, is everything fans wanted it to be and more. The “Bourne” actor had been nominated by both Jimmy Kimmel and Ben Affleck, and he finally stepped up and followed through. However, he did it in a unique way that will thrill fans. Huffington Post shared the video and details on Monday.
As Matt Damon noted, he was a bit conflicted about doing the ALS ice bucket challenge due to concerns over the California drought and the millions around the world who don't have clean drinking water. However, he still found a way to do the challenge and make a big impression as he did it. Matt Damon's toilet water challenge has, of course, gone viral.
Damon used water out of the toilets in his home for the ALS ice bucket challenge. He noted that the water from his toilets was still more clean than the water many around the world have access to in their everyday lives. Damon, a co-founder of Water.org, went on to nominate Tom Brady, Bono and George Clooney to do the challenge.
Though the ALS ice bucket challenge has had many critics, particularly over the waste of water concern, it's hard to argue with what it has accomplished. Last year during the same timeframe of this year's challenge, July 29 to Aug. 25, the ALS Association raised about $2.5 million. This year, the amount has topped $88.5 million. Will anybody else step up to match Damon's toilet water challenge?