I guess I’d forgotten that Terry Gilliam already had been cancelled due to comments about women standing up for themselves being “mob rule” but the thing about cancelled people is they always renew their cancellation at some point.
“I hated ‘Black Panther.’ It makes me crazy. It gives young black kids the idea that this is something to believe in. Bullshit. It’s utter bullshit. I think the people who made it have never been to Africa,” he said. “They went and got some stylist for some African pattern fabrics and things. But I just I hated that movie, partly because the media were going on about the importance of bullshit.”
It’s not my place, of course, but on behalf of people like Hannah Beachler (see here) and Ruth E. Carter (see here) I would sort of like to punch Terry Gilliam in the teeth. The best part is where he bemoans other people’s victimhood and then immediately, well, plays the victim.
Gilliam, however, stopped himself there. “I’m just very frustrated of the world we’re living in,” he said. “I do things to prod people, to make them think or make them laugh. And I always get myself in trouble.”
Yes, it’s just the frustrating world keeping the rich old white man down. It couldn’t possibly be that you’re just a privileged asshole whose thoughts on pretty much anything simply don’t mean anything anymore.