The Hollywood elitists are hypocrites.
These liberal “icons” have spent years dictating morality to the American people,meanwhile decades-worth of sex scandals and abuses of power in the industry are being peeled back layer by layer.
And one famous director just destroyed their liberal hypocrisy with two words.
The #MeToo movement has become synonymous with the Hollywood industry ever since super-producer Harvey Weinstein was ousted as a sexual predator.
Some of Hollywood’s biggest names have seen their careers obliterated after serious sexual misconduct allegations were exposed.
But #MeToo has also spawned a dangerous quick-to-judge mindset, where the court of public opinion makes their rulings before the right of due process.
Not that some, or even most, of the victims aren’t telling the truth, but the movement has segued into a witch-hunt.
You can be sure that there are some accusers who are using #MeToo allegations to further their careers or destroy industry players who have said no to them.
Terry Gilliam, famous Monty Python member and director of movies like Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Brazil, and The Imaginaries of Dr. Parnassus,nailed it right on the head by calling the movement exactly what it is starting to become—a “mob rule.”
“Hollywood director Terry Gilliam said Friday that the #MeToo movement has morphed into “mob rule,” claiming that while some women suffered, others used Harvey Weinstein to further their careers.
The Monty Python member said Weinstein “is a monster” and that there are “plenty of monsters out there… There are other people (still) behaving like Harvey” in the film industry, abusing their power for sex.
Weinstein was exposed because he “is an asshole and he made so many enemies,” he told AFP.
But Gilliam said the reaction against the wave of sexual abuse and harassment revelations had become ugly and “simplistic… people are frightened to say things, to think things.
“It is a world of victims. I think some people did very well out of meeting with Harvey and others didn’t. The ones who did knew what they were doing. These are adults, we are talking about adults with a lot of ambition.
“Harvey opened the door for a few people, a night with Harvey — that’s the price you pay,” said the maker of “Brazil” and “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.”
“Some people paid the price, other people suffered from it.”
Gilliam, who is in Paris to direct an opera, “Benvenuto Cellini”, said the atmosphere around #MeToo has “got silly, people are being described in ridiculous terms as if there is no real humanity left anymore.
“I feel sorry for someone like Matt Damon who is a decent human being. He came out and said all men are not rapists, and he got beaten to death. Come on, this is crazy!
“I know enough girls who were in Harvey’s suites who were not victims and walked out.
“It’s crazy how simplified things are becoming. There is no intelligence anymore and people seem to be frightened to say what they really think. Now I am told even by my wife to keep my head a bit low,” said the 77-year-old American-born animator.
“It’s like when mob rule takes over, the mob is out there they are carrying their torches and they are going to burn down Frankenstein’s castle.”
But Gilliam said the truth was that abuse of power has “always happened. I don’t think Hollywood will change, power always takes advantage, it always does and always has.
“It’s how you deal with power — people have got to take responsibility for their own selves.”
Human beings, he said, “are physical creatures. There is touching and there is grabbing, that is the problem. I find it funny that (while this is going on) a self-confessed pussy-grabber is the president of the US and is just walking around.”
Of course his colleagues brutalized him for his “divisive” comments, so who knows if he’ll be able to find a job in Hollywood now.