Lifestyle & Belief

Matt Damon goes on a toilet strike (VIDEO)


Luciana Barroso and actor Matt Damon attend the Naeem Khan Fall 2012 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Theatre at Lincoln Center on February 14, 2012 in New York City.


Stephen Lovekin

Matt Damon says he won't go to the bathroom until everyone has a toilet.

National Public Radio reported the actor has created a mock "press conference" video for, an organization which he co-founded.

In the three minute YouTube video, Damon said he would not use the toilet "until everyone in the world has clean water and sanitation."

ABC News reported the Oscar-winning actor is raising awareness for the 780 million people globally who lack access to clean water and the 2.5 billion who do not have basic sanitation.

“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. "The toilet strike is important … Join me. Say no toilets and yes to sanitation for all.”

"More people have cell phones than toilets,” he added.