Quentin Tarantino hits back at critics who complain his movies contain the N-word or are too violent
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Quentin Tarantino has a clear message for those who have roasted him over the use of the N-word in his films: too bad, so sad.
The iconic director offered up zero apologies when he was asked by host Chris Wallace on HBO Max chat show Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace.
Wallace asked: "You talk about being the conductor and the audience being the orchestra. So when people say, 'Well there’s too much violence in his movies. He uses the N-word too often'. You say what?"
Tarantino told those roasting him exactly where to go... and it isn't to the theatre to see his movies.
"Then see something else," Tarantino said bluntly.
"If you have a problem with my movies then they aren’t the movies to go see."
He added: "Apparently I’m not making them for you."
The Pulp Fiction director has frequently come under fire for the use of the racial slur in his screenplays.
His 2012 film Django Unchained is often used as a problematic example, with the word cropping up a massive 110 times.
Tarantino has also been frequently defended by his long-term collaborator Samuel L. Jackson for use of the language.
Jackson has appeared in nearly all of Tarantino's feature films.
"It’s some bulls**t. You can’t just tell a writer he can’t talk, write the words, put the words in the mouths of the people from their ethnicities, the way that they use their words," Jackson previously told Esquire about the backlash against Tarantino.
"You cannot do that, because then it becomes an untruth; it’s not honest. It’s just not honest."
Django Unchained star Jamie Foxx has also spoken out in defence of the director for his use of the racial slur.
"I understood the text. The N-word was said [more than] 100 times, but I understood the text. That’s the way it was back in that time," Foxx said, as per Yahoo! Entertainment.
Tarantino has long said that he will stop making films after he has 10 under his belt.
Which should be welcome news to his haters, as he's currently got nine film credits done and dusted.
But, for those keen fans out there, he recently revealed The Digital Fix Tarantino dropped a little hint about the next movie he directs.
The next film he helms will be a wholly original idea of his own.
That's not always been the case throughout his career in the director's chair, as Jackie Brown was adapted from the novel Rum Punch.
And we assume it'll have Samuel L. Jackson in it, of course.
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