Do you find the use of the N-word in Quentin Tarantino films offensive? Samuel L. Jackson, who is starring in his new film The Hateful Eight, doesn’t find it offensive at all– especially when it’s used in context. This week, during a Q&A at Graydon Carter’s Monkey Bar Jackson stated:
I don’t understand the whole craziness about it, or people spending their time sitting in a movie counting the number of times a word is said.
Apparently, Tarantino’s film Django Unchained used the N-word about 110 times. And to this, Jackson noted:
[I don’t understand] why nobody said anything about it in ‘12 Years a Slave,’ when [the N-word] is said, like, 300 times, but nobody said, ‘Oh, that’s awful in a movie’. People tend to think Quentin is this pop artist that has this affectation, or, as some critics have written, juvenile obsession with the word .?.?. all of a sudden, when you’re sitting in a theater, it’s like, ‘How many times do I have to hear this?’ As many times as the character says it! If you don’t like the story .?.?. leave the movie.
Do you agree or disagree with Jackson’s point of view? [Page Six]