A GoFundMe fundraising page hoping to rescue actor Matt Damon from Mars the location where his current film, Ridley Scotts The Martian, takes place has raised about $50 so far. Thats about $98,999,950 short of the campaigns stated goal of raising $99 million. User Kyle Douglas, who started the page to promote his own humor website, says he got the idea while lying in bed in my apartment in Chicago with tears streaming down my face with the thought of Matt Damon stuck on Mars. Lets bring him home! wrote Douglas. Using the hashtag #bringhomeMatt , the page says one of the greatest actors in Hollywood is currently trapped on Mars after a failed exploration, a reference to Damons hit film that drummed up an otherworldly $55 million during its opening weekend. But why the dramatic rescue plea? Not only does the GoFundMe page call for Damon to return to his former role in the Bourne series, but it also reminds fans that Damons longtime cohort Ben Affleck could use a friend right about now. Matt is also a loyal friend to another Hollywood great Ben Affleck who needs Matt Damons support as he goes through a divorce, Douglas wrote. Despite the modest fundraising total so far including one donor who gave $25 some visitors to the page wondered crowdfunding why anyone would actually give money to this funny crowdfunding but fictional cause.

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