Monty Python's Terry Gilliam Rips BBC's 'Bullshit' Diversity Push: 'I’m a BLT, a Black Lesbian in Transition'
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"I no longer want to be a white male," says former "Monty Python's Flying Circus" star.

Terry Gilliam is not happy about the BBC's recent decision to push for more diversity in its comedy programming.

The filmmaker, who directed "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" before scoring an Oscar nomination for his science fiction classic "Brazil," called "bullshit" on a network executive for saying a comedy troupe that got the green light these days is "not going to be six Oxbridge white blokes" -- a reference to the network's iconic sketch comedy show "Monty Python's Flying Circus."

"It’s going to be a diverse range of people who reflect the modern world," BBC’s head of comedy Shane Allen added, according to The Guardian.

Gilliam took offense to the notion that a group of six talented and funny white men would not get a show on the network anymore.

"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," he said at a press conference promoting his new movie, "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote."

"I no longer want to be a white male, I don’t want to be blamed for everything wrong in the world," Gilliam continued. "I tell the world now I’m a black lesbian... My name is Loretta and I’m a BLT, a black lesbian in transition."

He said the statement on diversity "made me so angry," and even alluded to the rest of the Python gang getting offended.

"Comedy is not assembled," he argued. "It’s not like putting together a boy band where you put together one of this, one of that everyone is represented."

Last month, Gilliam's friend and former Python, John Cleese, reacted as well.

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