Film Director Terry Gilliam faces backlash after labeling #MeToo a ‘witch-hunt’

The Guardian:

The director Terry Gilliam has invited renewed backlash after repeating his claim that he is a “black lesbian in transition”, assailing the #MeToo movement as a “witch-hunt” and asserting that some of Harvey Weinstein’s alleged victims are “adults who made choices”.

The website PinkNews offered swift condemnation, calling the 79-year-old’s comments “a feeble attempt to prove that white men are the real victims”.

The Time Bandits director and Monty Python cast member, who first described himself as a black lesbian in interviews last year, made his latest comments to the Independent while promoting his film The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, released later this month.

Terry Gilliam on diversity: ‘I tell the world now I’m a black lesbian’

Gilliam said he was “tired, as a white male, of being blamed for everything that is wrong with the world”.

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