Vincent Gallo: "I Like Donald Trump a Lot and Am Extremely Proud He Is the American President"
The divisive actor, director and musician has shared a lengthy "open letter" full of his opinions on Trump, Weinstein, feminism and himself
Published Mar 22, 2018If you're someone who paid attention to hip cinema and/or music over a decade ago, you might be wondering what Vincent Gallo has been up to these days. Based on a new op-ed written by the man himself, he's been sitting around cultivating big opinions.
Gallo covers the new issue of Another Man, but rather than interview him, the magazine has chosen to let him speak for himself. The result is a long, meandering "open letter" that boasts about how it's "unfiltered and unedited." Throughout, Gallo attempts to address the zeitgeist while also demonstrating that he's still not over the way Cannes reacted to The Brown Bunny.
Ultimately, Gallo's article is filled with grievances about the ways his Brown Bunny was mistreated by the press at Cannes, and he compares himself to Donald Trump, saying, "Thankfully, these days Donald Trump has at least created some doubts about everything related to the press. In 2003 I was the Donald Trump of Cannes and anything I said or did was twisted and filtered through the righteous tabloid barbarians posing as journalists and critics."
In case it's not clear, Gallo is outing himself as a big-time MAGA guy. "I like Donald Trump a lot and am extremely proud he is the American President," Gallo wrote. "And I'm sorry if that offends you."
He also weighed in on the Harvey Weinstein debacle, calling the man a "brutal pig" while also criticizing his detractors Asia Argento and Rose McGowan.
"What if, instead of taking a $100,000 payoff to remain silent, Rose McGowan filed charges against Harvey Weinstein at the time of her incident?" he wrote. "How many future incidents would she have prevented?"
If you can stomach it, you can read the entire lengthy and self-indulgent piece here.