Matt Damon says he didn't want to upset his friends

Matt Damon has revealed why he never denied speculation about his ‘bromance’ with Ben Affleck that they were gay lovers.

‘I never denied those rumours because I was offended and didn’t want to offend my friends who were gay – as if being gay were some kind of f*cking disease,’ he says.

‘It put me in a weird position in that sense.’

Matt and Ben, 40, starred in the Oscar winning movie Good Will Hunting together in 1997.

Father-of-three Matt, 42, tells Playboy he’s proud of the progress made by the gay community so that celebrities such as Anderson Cooper and Ellen DeGeneres are able to come out ‘and it turns out nobody gives a sh*t.’