American film director Terry Gilliam, renowned for such movies as Brazil, Time Bandits, and Monty Python and the Holy Grail, recently completed his film The Man Who Killed Don Quixote after trying to get it made for 20 years. But when he was in London recently to promote the film, he was more interested in talking politics than cinema.

“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. I didn’t do it!”, the 79-year-old Gilliam told The Independent.

“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.”

Gilliam believes that the political climate has changed since he first entered the entertainment industry, and now people are more sensitive. “I’m just trying to make you start thinking,” he said. “You see, this is the world I grew up in, and with Python, we could do this stuff, and we weren’t offending people. We were giving people a lot of laughter.”

Gilliam also had some harsh words for the #MeToo movement. “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. These were ambitious adults.”

“We’re living in a time where there’s always somebody responsible for your failures, and I don’t like this,” he added. “I want people to take responsibility and not just constantly point a finger at somebody else, saying, ‘You’ve ruined my life.’”

This is not the first time that Gilliam has courted controversy by making politically incorrect remarks. In June 2018, the BBC’s comedy programmer, Shane Allen, claimed that it would not be possible to make Monty Python today. “If you’re going to assemble a team now, it’s not going to be six Oxbridge white blokes,” Allen said, as reported by The Guardian. “It’s going to be a diverse range of people who reflect the modern world.”

The following month, Gilliam, who had been a part of the Python team, responded, “It made me cry: the idea that . . . no longer six white Oxbridge men can make a comedy show. Now we need one of this, one of that, everybody represented . . . this is bullshit. I no longer want to be a white male, I don’t want to be blamed for everything wrong in the world: I tell the world now I’m a black lesbian . . . My name is Loretta and I’m a BLT, a black lesbian in transition.”

8 thoughts on “Film Director Terry Gilliam Defends Being a White Man”
  1. Why should one have to make a statement like I am sorry I am white??? I am a white American, and I’m proud of my country and who I am and what my country stands for! Why should I have to apologize to anybody for what I’m proud of, bullshit!

  2. Way to go Terry, we would have band practice, smoke some weed and watch Monte Python afterwards. Thank You for all the Great Laughs and standing up for Us White Men !

  3. I am a white female and very tired of hearing about white privilege. White privilege is black racism (blacks hating whites). I am tired of their whining about slavery not one black slave is alive today. One of my white Grandfathers died in the civil war fighting to free the slaves. His children became orphans -him and his sister were raised by a black family. The owners of the slave ships were edomite jews-not white men and women. These are the fake jews not the real jews that are good people. The edomites were behind crucifying Jesus. Their are good and bad in all races and we need to work together if we are going to make it going forward with so many problems in the world today. My dad died in a car accident when I was 1 1/2 years old but I am thankful he was my dad because I inherited from him a good disposition. I was abused by my mother and stepfather growing up ( they would be in prison today for beating a child 10 times a week like I was), but I didn’t let it stop me. I slept 4 hours a night for over a year to go to school to have a career and graduated with all A’s and B’s; while working 72 hours every 2 weeks every shift. I have PTSD thanks to the abuse and I am lucky to be alive. I am inspired by a women that was chained in a basement for 11 years and raped constantly who said, “Don’t let the darkness steal the light in your life”. This is my moto going forward. Peace to everyone.

  4. Terry Gilliam is funnier than ever!! I love that guy!! He stated so clearly, what is wrong with the world, as we know it now!! Monty Python’s SIX WHITE MEN are needed desperately… Now, more than ever!!

  5. 3% ultra-wealthy at one end and 3% ultra/constantly offended at the other. Bloody Hell – this parrot is nearly most certainly at room temperature, expired and ceases to be!

  6. I KNOW the world is a better place because of mostly White Men.
    Some others are trying to destroy the White Man and his place. Talking about slaves,Indians and every other type of Humans who have done some stuff.

    MLK made me Proud of Him. Wish I knew him.. Others make me Proud and Humble also. My list is long since I’m almost 79 years a
    May all this In American b.s. be put to rest.

  7. Thanks to Terry a Pythonian – who has to tell people how Stupid Political Correctness is. Notice that even the TV or other Commercials today have to have at least 50% Vagina, 50% Not White & even Possibly 25% LGBTQFUKU as well as Portraying Adults as Stupid, Blacks as Whole Families that are Rich, Gay Families: 2 Multi Ethnic “Fathers” or Only Single Women as Family Leaders & Don’t Ever show Christians unless they are Demons for example Pro-Life = Satanic & Pro-Choice = Angelic. Diversity is DIVISION whereas Variety offers Possibilities. Perverted Sex is Not “LOVE” it’s Perversion. LGBTQFUKU = Anti-Family, Anti-Human. If a Non White sees White Men as Supremacists then those Non Whites Accept their Inferiority & Realize that They will Never be as Good as a White Man – Too Bad Losers.

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