Friday, July 10, 2020

Director Terry Gilliam Laments About #MeToo & Is Tired Of “White Males Being Blamed For Everything”

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas director Terry Gilliam’s recent comments about the #MeToo movement has caused quite a stir. The Monty Python and the Holy Grail filmmaker recently sat down with the Independent and made a few comments about Harvey Weinstein’s sexual misconduct scandals and the movement that has urged hundreds of thousands of people to come forward with alleged stories of sexual harassment.

In his interview with the Independent, Gilliam became “bored” with talking about his latest movie The Man Who Killed Don Quixote and instead tackled the topic of sexual assault allegations in Hollywood. “#MeToo is a witch hunt,” he reportedly said. “I really feel there were a lot of people, decent people, or mildly irritating people, who were getting hammered. That’s wrong. I don’t like mob mentality.”

“When you have power, you don’t take responsibility for abusing others. You enjoy the power. That’s the way it works in reality,” Gilliam added. He also said that the women who have accused Weinstein of sexual assault made decisions that aided in the supposed unfortunate events. “These were ambitious adults… There are many victims in Harvey’s life, and I feel sympathy for them, but then, Hollywood is full of very ambitious people who are adults and they make choices.”

“I understand that men have had more power longer, but I’m tired, as a white male, of being blamed for everything that is wrong with the world,” Gilliam apparently exclaimed. “I didn’t do it!” Then, he said he doesn’t truly “like the term black or white” and now will refer to himself as “a melanin-light male.”

His comments were scrutinized throughout social media, so check out a few highlights below.


Erika Marie
Detroit-born. Los Angeles-bred. Dark. Lovely. Journalist. Spiritualist. Activist. Mental health wellness advocate. Diviner. Storyteller. Insta: @earthtoerikamarie | Twitter: @EarthToErika

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