Quentin Tarantino’s films feature violence, profanity and sometimes scalping. That’s totally fine, apparently, it’s his comments on black critics which is offensive to leftists sensibilities. You might need a microscope to find what was “racist” or “offensive” about his words, but that’s because you may be a racist yourself. Try looking at the following through the blood-colored glasses of a liberal. From Business Insider:
“When the black critics came out with savage think pieces about ‘Django,’ I couldn’t have cared less. If people don’t like my movies, they don’t like my movies, and if they don’t get it, it doesn’t matter. The bad taste that was left in my mouth had to do with this: It’s been a long time since the subject of a writer’s skin was mentioned as often as mine. You wouldn’t think the color of a writer’s skin should have any effect on the words themselves. In a lot of the more ugly pieces my motives were really brought to bear in the most negative way. It’s like I’m some supervillain coming up with this stuff.”
In other words, Tarantino doesn’t give a mysterious suitcase full of we’ll never know what, about what negative critics, black or otherwise, think about his movies. They be rolling, they hatin’ and he goes on making truckloads of cash.
However he does bring up an interesting point, that if you make a movie about black issues, there’s an unspoken rule that you must be black. And Tarantino is calling bull crap. Tarantino also said this about Selma:
“She did a really good job on ‘Selma’ but ’Selma’ deserved an Emmy.”
Among his chief negative criticizers of Django was director Spike Lee, who threw down his race card faster than Tarantino could call Uma Thurman for her next roll.
American Slavery Was Not A Sergio Leone Spaghetti Western.It Was A Holocaust.My Ancestors Are Slaves.Stolen From Africa.I Will Honor Them.
— Spike Lee (@SpikeLee) December 22, 2012
Funny how it’s totes okay to cite the holocaust in some scenarios and not in others. Must be a liberal thing. Look it, Spike Lee has First Amendment rights to say whatever kind of dumbass things he wants, but we also have the right to call him out on his crap. If I were Taraninto, I’d have used the f-bomb right there and the critics would’ve deemed me “edgy.”
Anyway, Spike, your ancestors were probably sold by other Africans at the time, not stolen. No, I’m not condoning slavery, but I am saying slavery wasn’t a blacks only issue. Slavery was around long before America (ahem, the Romans used slaves, the Egyptians used slaves…) but it seems like events of world history are only wrong if it’s white vs. black.
In other news, Tarantino is continuing to make films and fat stacks of cash.