Hollywood Director Terry Gilliam has had enough of white males getting blamed for everything in the world and he makes a good point.
The former “Monty Python” cast member ripped the lack of personal accountability in today’s society, especially in the #metoo movement.
“In the age of #MeToo, here’s a girl who takes responsibility for her state,” Gilliam said of a character in his new film to the Independent.
“Whatever happened in this character’s life, she’s not accusing anybody. We’re living in a time where there’s always somebody responsible for your failures, and I don’t like this.
I want people to take responsibility and not just constantly point a finger at somebody else, saying, ‘You’ve ruined my life.’”
“Yeah, I said #MeToo is a witch hunt,” Gilliam 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. These were ambitious adults.”
“There are many victims in Harvey’s life,” he said, “and I feel sympathy for them, but then, Hollywood is full of very ambitious people who are adults and they make choices.
We all make choices, and I could tell you who did make the choice and who didn’t. I hate Harvey. I had to work with him and I know the abuse, but I don’t want people saying that all men.
Because on Fisher King, two producers were women. One was a really good producer, and the other was a neurotic bitch. It wasn’t about their sex. It was about the position of power and how people use it.”
He then went on to explain the casting couch has been around for a long, long time.
Gilliam told of the time he had been approached by “a very well-known actress” who asked him, “What do I have to do to get in your film, Terry?”
“I don’t understand why people behave as if this hasn’t been going on as long as there’ve been powerful people.”
“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,” he said. “I didn’t do it!”