Terry Gilliam compares the #MeToo movement to 'mob rule'

Angelo Anderson
March 18, 2018

Argento, who publicly revealed she was allegedly sexually assaulted by Weinstein, tweeted on Saturday that she was "angered" and "disgusted" after reading that Gilliam, 77, said in an interview that the movement is "silly" and "simplistic", Variety reported. "There are other people (still) behaving like Harvey" in the film industry, abusing their power for sex.

He also shared that he believed the allegations on Weinstein finally came to broad light as he "is an asshole and he made so many enemies".

Speaking to AFP, Gilliam said: 'It is a world of victims. "I don't think Hollywood will change, power always takes advantage - it always does and always has". While Terry Gilliam seems to believe that this movement is more of a mob-like experience, he pointed to Matt Damon as being one of the good guys who got swept up into the furor. "These are adults; we are talking about adults with a lot of ambition", Gilliam told AFP.

He said: "Harvey opened the door for a few people, a night with Harvey - that's the price you pay".

'Some people paid the price, other people suffered for it'.

And then there's Damon, who was criticized for his tone-deaf comments about the "spectrum" of sexual behavior - and subsequently apologized, admitting that "I really wish I'd listened a lot more before I weighed in on this" - which in Gilliam's mind, is the equivalent of a brutal murder. Come on, this is crazy!' "Earlier this year, she said, "Oh [Terry Gilliam], why couldn't you keep your mouth shut and stay gone", to a New York Times article where he talked about the #MeToo movement".


Ellen Barkin, who claimed she was verbally abused by Weinstein, said the interview turned her stomach.

"Angered, disgusted by Terry Gilliam's views on #metoo". He further added that people need to take up their own responsibilities.

According to Vanity Fair, in a new interview with Gilliam, the director made a decision to share what he thinks of the #MeToo movement, describing it in a way that brings to mind the mob heading for Frankenstein's castle with their pitchforks and torches. Humans, he elaborates helpfully, "are physical creatures". There is touching and there is grabbing, that is the problem. Despite the #MeToo movement being a huge success in a variety of ways, "a self-confessed p-y grabber is the president of the USA and is just walking around".

"I find it incredible", he said, calling Trump a "conman". Britain is part of Europe and to think it can be Great Britain again is utterly foolish.

"It makes me feel like I've gotten very old and I am living through a nightmare world at the moment", he explained.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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