Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Monty Python’s John Cleese Backs UK Exit from EU, Says Group’s Chief Should Be Hanged

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And now for something completely different:

Monty Python’s John Cleese came out in the last few days for Brexit, the British movement to leave the European Union. He also said that Jean-Claude Juncker, head of the EU, should be “hanged.”

Cleese has been on a rant since Saturday on Twitter, fighting with everyone. Fans can’t believe how stupid and right wing he’s become. But maybe four failed marriages and lots of alimony will do that to you.

Cleese is also Trumpian in his argument about limiting immigration:

It’s unclear how the other Pythons feel about Cleese’s declarations. At first I thought it was tongue in cheek. But Cleese seems to be dead serious here. Very strange in deed and causing an uproar in the UK.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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