Quentin Tarantino defends violence and racial slurs in film
Quentin Tarantino doesn’t care if you hate his films.
The Oscar winner, 59, recently appeared on HBO Max’s Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace, where he opened up about criticism leveled at him for using violence and racist language in his films.
Wallace, 75, asked the director: “So when people say, ‘Well, there’s too much violence in his films. He uses the N-word too much.’ What are you saying?”
“You should see that [something else]’ Tarantino replied. “Then watch something else”
The Pulp Fiction filmmaker continued, “If you have a problem with my films, they are not the films you should watch. Apparently I’m not making them for you.”
Some of Tarantino’s critically acclaimed projects include Jackie Brown, The Hateful Eight, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Django Unchained, and Inglourious Basterds.
Director Spike Lee slammed the Tennessee native in 2012, saying he wouldn’t see Django Unchained.
The film stars Jamie Foxx as a freed slave who goes on a quest with Christoph Waltz to save his wife from a plantation owner, played by Leonardo DiCaprio.
The “N-word” was used over 100 times in the film.
“I can’t talk about it because I won’t see it,” Lee told Vibe Magazine at the time. “I’m just saying it’s disrespectful to my ancestors. Thats only me. … I am not speaking on behalf of anyone else.”
Shortly afterwards, the 65-year-old Malcolm X director tweeted: “American Slavery wasn’t a Sergio Leone spaghetti western. It was a holocaust. My ancestors are slaves. Stolen from Africa. I will honor her.”
Tarantino’s longtime collaborator Samuel L. Jackson defended Tarantino’s use of the N-word in a 2019 interview with Esquire.
“It’s a bullsh-t,” the Marvel actor, 73, said. “You can’t just tell a writer they can’t speak, write the words, put the words in the mouths of people of their ethnicity, the way they use their words.”
He added: “You cannot do that, because then it becomes untrue; it’s not honest. It’s just not honest.”
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