Samuel L.Jackson had a few word choices – minus one – for disgraced podcaster Joe Rogan.
In a recent interview, the actor shared his thoughts on who can and can’t use the N word. The comments came while Jackson was the subject of one of the controversies. Rogan’s latest controversy – this time, his use of racial slurs on his podcast “Joe Rogan Experience”.
Jackson told the Times in London.
Rogan’s use a lot of N-words was picked up last month by singer India Arie, who has shared footage more than two dozen times where the presenter has used the icon on his podcast over the past 12 years.
Rogan, 54, apologized when the offense came to light, although he said the clips had been “taken out of context” by Arie. He added that admission was “the most regretful and embarrassing thing I have to say about it in public.”
But Jackson did not buy the apology.
“He is saying that no one understands the context when he says that, but he shouldn’t have said it. It’s not the setting, man – it’s about him being comfortable doing it,” he said.
The “Pulp Fiction” actor continues to have moments when the word is appropriate, like when it’s “an element of the story.”
“A story is the setting – but just for fun? That is so wrong,” said the 73-year-old actor.
Jackson later cited director Quentin Tarantino to make his point. Tarantino too, was called out for using the word N in the past – but for him it was different, according to Jackson.
“While we were rehearsing ‘Django Unchained,’ Leo [DiCaprio] say, ‘I don’t know if I can say [the N-word] Jackson said. “Me and Quentin say you have to.
“Every time someone wants an example of excessive N-word abuse, they go to Quentin – that’s not fair,” he added. “He was just telling the story and the characters said so. When Steve McQueen does it, it’s art. He is artist. Quentin is just a popcorn filmmaker.”
Jackson has defended Tarantino, 58, in the past. In the 2018 documentary about the director’s first eight feature films, called “QT8: The First Eight,” Jackson said that “there was no dishonesty in any of it. [Quentin] writing or the way people talk, feel, or speak [in his movies]. ”
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