In controversial-for-the-sake-of-being-controversial news, Terry Gilliam is back on his anti-#MeToo bullshit.
In an interview with The Independent, the director quickly derailed the chat away from promoting his upcoming film, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, and spent most of the conversation resurfacing his old, vile opinions.
Kicking things off in the interview, Gilliam declared himself a “black lesbian in transition” because he was “tired, as a white male, of being blamed for everything that is wrong with the world”. I literally can’t.
He said, “I’m talking about being a man accused of all the wrong in the world because I’m white-skinned. So I better not be a man. I better not be white. OK, since I don’t find men sexually attractive, I’ve got to be a lesbian.”
Only a few days into 2020 and already, Mr. Terry Gilliam seems to have uttered the most offensive statement of the decade.
If you thought this interview couldn’t get any worse, just wait until you hear his anti-#MeToo comments regarding the victims of Harvey Weinstein. Gilliam was quick to jump to the defense of Weinstein (the two had previously worked together in 2005 for The Brothers Grimm); he called some of Weinstein’s victims “ambitious adults”, who merely made “choices” while trying to come up in the entertainment industry.
To end things on an even more chilling note, Gilliam shared his general thoughts on power, saying: “When you have power, you don’t take responsibility for abusing others… You enjoy the power.”
Jesus Christ, can someone please collect this antiquated, old man?