Famed Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino Slams Critics Upset Over Actors’ Frequent Use Of The ‘N-Word’ In His Films: See Something Else

Quentin Tarantino

Famed Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino Slams Critics Upset Over Actors’ Frequent Use Of The ‘N-Word’ In His Films: See Something Else

Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino recently sent a message to moviegoers who aren’t fond of the violence and use of the “N-word” in his movies.

The unapologetic movie mogul admitted while chatting with Chris Wallace that he doesn’t regret his craft nor does he care about the backlash he often receives from viewers. According to the 59-year-old, people who dislike his work shouldn’t see his movies. Quentin Tarantino said,

“You talk about being the conductor and the audience being the orchestra.” 

Wallace asked Tarantino:

“So when people say, ‘Well there’s too much violence in his movies. He uses the N-word too often.’ You say what?”

Tarantino responded:

“Then see something else. If you have a problem with my movies then they aren’t the movies to go see. Apparently I’m not making them for you.”

Actor Samuel L. Jacksonwho has appeared in many of Tarantino‘s feature films, has defended the creator’s body of work. In a previous interview, Jackson said, 

“It’s some bullshit.” 

Jackson added:

“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. You cannot do that, because then it becomes an untruth; it’s not honest. It’s just not honest.”

Jackson also doubled down on his defense of Tarantino’s use of harsh language within his films. Jackson said:

“You take ’12 Years a Slave,’ which is supposedly made by an auteur.”


He added:

“Steve McQueen is very different than Quentin. When you have a song that says [the N-word] in it 300 times nobody says sh*t. So it’s ok for Steve McQueen to use [the N-word] because he’s artistically attacking the system and the way people think and feel, but Quentin is just doing it to just strike the blackboard with his nails. That’s not true. There’s no dishonesty in anything that [Quentin] writes or how people talk, feel or speak [in his movies].”

Samuel L. Jackson

Jamie Foxx, the leading actor in Tarantino’s “Django Unchained,” also defended the filmmaker and his script for the drama film. Jamie Foxx previously said:

“I understood the text. The N-word was said 100 times, but I understood the text — that’s the way it was back in that time.”

Jamie Foxx

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Authored by: Tsai-Ann Hill