The attention towards the movie Django Unchained has shifted over to its director Quentin Tarantino.
If you have not seen the movie, it’s a Western style flick centered on the time of slavery, with one freed slave trying to save his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner. The racial slur “n---er” was used countless times, so much that people became were really offended.
But now it’s Quentin Tarantino himself who’s in the hot seat for using the term at the Golden Globes press conference after his win for Best Screenplay:
It’s an ongoing debate….are you allowed to use the word “n---er” in an academic way or should you just never use it at all. This is such a sensitive topic I wouldn’t even know how to answer that but what I can say is Quentin Tarantino, a legendary director, is known for his raw, rugged, no holds barred movies….let’s not forget the amount of racial slurs used towards Jews in the movie Inglorious Bastards starring Brad Pitt.
It’s safe to say that Jamie Foxx , Samuel L. Jackson and Kerry Washington were all okay with taking part in Django Unchained after reading the script so clearly, as African Americans, they weren’t bothered by it. But then again, no one should ever use the word…I get really uncomfortable and mad myself when I hear people use it so I can see how some people would be offended by Quentin using it during his press conference and with such ease…but I’m sure he didn’t mean it in a derogatory way. He was just stating facts and what the real problem was which was the amount of times the word “n---er” was used in the movie.
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