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Terry Gilliam Rips Into #MeToo, and That's Not All

The Monty Python alum says Harvey Weinstein's victims made 'choices'
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 5, 2020 4:30 PM CST
Director Terry Gilliam poses during the photo call of his latest film 'The Man Who Killed Don Quixote' in Rome, Friday Sept. 21, 2018.   (Ettore Ferrari/ANSA via AP)
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(Newser) – Terry Gilliam, offensive? The Monty Python alum seems to relish the role, smiling as he tosses off explosive opinions—and his latest Independent interview is no different. "People work so hard to be offended now," says the 79-year-old. "I don't know why I'm doing it. It's not fun anymore." Yet the director of The Man Who Killed Don Quixote still rips into #MeToo, defends white males, and claims Harvey Weinstein's victims made "choices." His most headline-grabbing quotes, along with reactions:

  • #MeToo: "Yeah, I said #MeToo is a witch hunt. 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."

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